Dec 1, 2022

Vancouver, BC - Yukiko Inokuchi and Oceanne Wang, two student researchers working with biology instructor Ji Yang on the Commercialization Potential of BC Feral Hops project, represented Langara College at this week’s CICan on the Hill + Student Showcase in Ottawa.

The event is held annually by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) and the student showcase features student-facilitated applied research projects that can benefit partner industries. Oceanne and Yukiko shared their work with fellow student researchers, Parliamentarians and senior federal officials, and executive leadership from CICan member institutions. 

Participating in the student showcase is a valued opportunity for both students. “I am thrilled to share my experiences working in hops research with students and college administrators. It's an honour to have this opportunity,” said Inokuchi.

Wang echoed her sentiment, saying “This is a tremendous opportunity to represent Langara College and the Applied Research Centre to talk about my journey as a co-op student working on the hops project."

Both are thankful for the growth and experiences they have gained from working on the hops project. Inokuchi added, “While preparing for this presentation, I realized how amazing it is to be able to participate in research. I can learn things from experts in each field that I would not learn in classes, and I feel joy in research. I have not decided which path I would like to take yet, so I enjoyed learning about other students participating in CICan and talking with college administrators and government officials.” 

“During my co-op working with Ji, I’ve gained confidence, built leadership skills, and learned how to be a good scientist,” adds Wang. “It has benefited students like me and our community. I am grateful for this opportunity to meet people with great achievements and broaden my horizons.” 

About snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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Mark Dawson
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PHOTO: Student Researchers Oceanne Wang (second from left) and Yukiko Inokuchi (second from right), with Dr. Paula Burns and Yusuf Varachia, at the CICan on the Hill + Student Showcase in Ottawa.