Curriculum

BCIT offers a wide variety of courses related to sustainability and the environment, with more being offered every semester.

For online resources to help you incorporate sustainability into courses and programs, view our Sustainability Curriculum Resources[PDF].

Resources

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Pacific Spirit Project

The Pacific Spirit Project helps interested faculty incorporate sustainability concepts and practices into their curriculum. The project commences with a two-day experiential workshop, and participating faculty make a commitment to reflect and adapt their curriculum before reconvening to share plans, and reflect on their experiences.

Advancing sustainability in higher education

Since 2006, BCIT has been a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a group of North American campuses working to advance sustainability. AASHE campus sustainability resources are free for BCIT faculty and staff. Simply register with your BCIT email to get access to the sustainability policy bank, publications, classroom materials, and links for campus operations efforts.

Stories

Teaching sustainability

Dr. Mark Giltrow incorporated sustainability into his School of Business course on leadership and organizational change in 2007. He realized the course objectives by relating them to his own sustainability theme. In small teams, his students identified and described a current sustainability challenge, outlined challenges and opportunities for change towards a more sustainable state, and created an implementation plan for a particular market or audience. Learn more

Recognition of restoration efforts

In 2004, BCIT's then Fish, Wildlife & Recreation Program Head Mark Angelo, an internationally renowned river advocate and Order of Canada recipient, was an inaugural recipient of the United Nations International Year of Fresh Water Science, Education and Conservation Awards. His Riverworld website features explorations of some of the world's great waterways, and is dedicated to the conservation of these global treasures. It shows the development of his two world-renowned presentations -- Riverworld, and Wild Water, Wild Earth.