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Socially Just within Ecological Limits

Sustainability at BCIT

Sustainability is founded on the value of social equity and a recognition of ecological limits to the amount of resources we can use without exceeding nature’s capacity.

At BCIT, sustainability means innovation to support the social and economic prosperity of the Province without harming our natural environment.

Taking advantage of our significant contribution to the BC economy, the Office of Institute Sustainability is in an enviable position to shed a light on our current activities, and ability to impact the state of practice across multiple industries throughout British Columbia and the world.

BCIT and BCITSA sign SDG Accord

BCIT and the BCIT Student Association became a signatory to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord in 2022.

The SDG Accord includes the 17 goals set forth by the United Nations (UN) as a universal call to protect the planet, end poverty, and improve the lives and prospects of all humans.

A key requirement of the Accord is to openly and annually account for progress and to share BCIT’s experience and learning from implementing the SDGs.

Learn more about the SDG Accord


BCIT’s first Sustainability Vision charts an exciting but complex journey for the Institute. It will be an exercise in tenacity and change management, underpinned by cross-functional and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Jennie Moore, Director of Institute Sustainability, BCIT
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Integrating sustainability at BCIT

Our commitment to sustainability encompasses everything from advancing the state of practice through education and research, to improving the efficiency of campus operations, to engaging the community across the Institute.

Helping build socially just cities in balance with nature

Centre for Ecocities

A legacy of the 2019 Ecocity World Summit in Vancouver, the Centre for Ecocities anchors the global leadership of BCIT in the restructuring of cities to reduce their carbon and ecological footprints while simultaneously regenerating natural habitat. The world’s first Centre for Ecocities supports the evolution of ecocities worldwide.

Led by Dr. Jennie Moore, a leader in the advancement of sustainable cities and lifestyles, it supports research and provides the tools, metrics, expert planning and policy advice, training and other services that cities and their partners need to become genuine ecocities.

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Sustainability News

BCIT INSPIRE Campaign celebrates the soft opening of the Health Sciences Centre

June 29, 2022

BCIT is excited to celebrate the soft opening of the new Health Sciences Centre on the Burnaby Campus. With generous...

BCIT uses waste from Health Sciences Centre project to ecologically restore part of Guichon Creek

June 21, 2022

BCIT has completed the ecological restoration of 3,860 m2 of land adjacent to Guichon Creek, using soil dug out as...

BCIT Sustainable Business Leadership students: Using businesses as a force for good

April 5, 2022

From the climate emergency and global pandemic to the growing inequality and systemic racism, many people are reflecting on the...

BCIT and GVBOT partner to provide Environmental, Social and Governance leadership training

January 31, 2022

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade are excited to announce the launch of...