The BCIT Rivers Institute
The BCIT Rivers Institute is focused on the protection and restoration of rivers, streams, estuaries, lakes and wetlands in British Columbia. We accomplish our mission by teaching the theory and practice of aquatic ecosystem restoration to full and part time students and industry professionals enrolled in the Ecological Restoration Degree Programs: Bachelor of Science in Ecological Restoration and Master of Science in Ecological Restoration. We provide guidance and expertise for community based restoration initiatives, conducting applied research, and mentoring the next generation of ecological restoration professionals. The BCIT Rivers Institute is led by Dr. Ken Ashley in the Rudy North Chair in River Ecology.
Vision for the future
The BCIT Rivers Institute will be a leader in science based management and restoration of aquatic ecosystems in British Columbia, Canada and abroad. The BCIT Rivers Institute is closely integrated with related environmental education programs at BCIT including the Ecological Restoration Degree Program, Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation Diploma Program, Sustainable Resource Management Diploma Program, and the Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Degree Programs.