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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

Nourishing Innovation contest seeks ideas from students to improve food security on campus

May 11, 2021

The British Columbia Institute of Technology, in partnership with Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Island University, and the University of Northern...

BCIT awarded $1.7 million to address barriers to electric vehicle adoption

May 5, 2021

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, an investment of more than...

Earth Day: 9 ways BCIT made sustainability a top priority

April 20, 2021

Each year, the world comes together on Earth Day to call for bold action, innovation, and global education in combatting...

BCIT student receives 2020 SARA National Student Design Award

March 29, 2021

When Anthony Marques moved to BC from Venezuela to attend the Architectural Science program at BCIT, he did not foresee...