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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.

socially just within ecological limits

Sustainability Vision Launched!

BCIT is pleased to announce the launch of its first Sustainability Vision.

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 newly launched 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.

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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

BCIT Centre for Ecocities Logo.

A legacy of the 2019 Ecocity World Summit in Vancouver, the Centre for Ecocities will anchor 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 Ecocity Centre will support the evolution of ecocities worldwide. Led by Dr. Jennie Moore, a leader in the advancement of sustainable cities and lifestyles, it will support research and provide the tools, metrics, expert planning and policy advice, training and other services that cities and their partners need to become genuine ecocities.


Sustainability News

Alumni success retrospective: Looking back at inspiring BCIT alumni stories of 2021

December 13, 2021

With another year coming to a close, we reflect on the accomplishments of our many BCIT alumni who have contributed...

BCIT Forest Society receives Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence

December 8, 2021

Congratulations to the BCIT Forest Society (BCITFS), along with instructor Jonathan Smyth, on receiving the 2020 Minister’s Award for Innovation...

How BCIT is building a sustainable home for health sciences education in BC

December 8, 2021

The new BCIT Health Sciences Centre (HSC) is set to open in the spring of 2022. The four-storey, 9,909 square-metre...

The vein network in plant leaves: Clues for adaptation to a warming world?

November 18, 2021

Dr. David Holloway, BCIT Mathematics faculty, and Dr. Carol Wenzel, BCIT Biotechnology faculty, recently had the honour of publishing their...