BCIT is advancing the state of practice in sustainability through leadership in education and applied research. Watch the video for examples of how we're focusing our efforts on curriculum, delivery, and research.
BCIT offers a range of programs, courses, and resources focused on meeting the challenge of sustainability. Faculty can learn about how to incorporate sustainability within their curriculum through the Pacific Spirit Project, and all members of the BCIT community can access resources including a sustainability policy bank, publications, classroom materials and more through BCIT's membership in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. more
How courses are taught impacts students, businesses, our communities, and the environment. There are many examples of sustainability-informed educational delivery at BCIT. From changing the materials used to build a project to finding solutions to a personal or corporate challenge, sustainability-informed educational delivery is part of BCIT's commitment to serve the success of learners and employers. more
BCIT research focuses on activities with industrial and commercial relevance. The BCIT Technology Centre performs grant-funded and industry-sponsored applied research that solves industry challenges. Several Schools at BCIT are also engaged in applied research aimed at advancing the state of practice to help students maximize their potential for success. more
If you're putting together a proposal for a new program, or making major changes to an existing program, one of the things you'll need to consider is how your program integrates principles of sustainability.
Approved by Education Council, all program proposal templates include a section asking you to describe how your program incorporates sustainability. This is another small step towards BCIT's goal of developing (or renewing) programs that help students see how sustainability principles apply in their field.