The goal of the Pacific Spirit Project is to help BCIT faculty and staff incorporate sustainability concepts and practices into the institute's curriculum and resources. Since 2008, when the first workshop was held, almost 100 people have participated. The following participant projects are a few of the many tangible outcomes of the Pacific Spirit Project.
LibGuides: Course-specific Library Resource Reduces Need for Printouts
The School of Business and BCIT"s Library jointly created a paper-saving online resource for a course with a focus on sustainability. This LibGuide is located on the BCIT Library website, and contain links to relevant information and research resources for the course and subject area. read more
Incorporating Sustainability in Curricula While Meeting Entrenched Traditional Learning Outcomes
Matthew Rockall, from BCIT's School of Business, traveled to Rio de Janeiro at the World Symposium on Sustainable Development in Universities to present his paper, Incorporating Sustainability in Curricula While Meeting Entrenched Traditional Learning Outcomes. The paper discusses the initiative inspired from his Pacific Spirit Project experience that he applied to his first-year Marketing Management communications course.
Developing Sustainable Business Leaders
After being inspired by participating in BCIT’s Pacific Spirit Project, Anne Marie Webb-Hughes has successfully integrated sustainability thought and language into curriculum that reaches up to 900 first year School of Business students each year.
D2L for Painless Paperless Pre-Labs
Angela Duso in the Chemistry department decided to see if the Desire To Learn (D2L) QUIZ Tool could create, administer, and grade pre-labs to help reduce work load and increase pre-lab effectiveness. read more
Sustainability in the Nursing Department
Health care is not the first sector you might think of for opportunities for waste reduction. But BCIT Nursing has embarked on a wide-ranging “3 Rs” – reduce, reuse, recycle – program as it aims to train many of the nurses in our province. read more