Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.39
Liaison Christine Pinkham
Submission Date March 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

British Columbia Institute of Technology
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Engineering, Bachelor of Technology

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Environmental Engineering program is intended to provide the additional skills and knowledge that engineering and science graduates require to successfully work on environmental assignments such as sustainability management, air quality, climate change, environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment, contaminated sites, water treatment facilities, contaminant hydrogeology, integrated solid waste management, resource management, and green energy technology projects.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Ecological Restoration, Bachelor of Science

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

The Bachelor Degree in Ecological Restoration (ER) provides graduates with a strong foundation in the methods available to restore a broad range of ecosystems that have been impacted by human influences in British Columbia, across Canada and in other parts of the world.

Ecological Restoration is a scientific discipline that has recently emerged due to the increasing need to restore damaged ecosystems. ER practitioners apply knowledge of: ecology, hydrology, geochemistry, geomorphology, and engineering to address ecological health issues. Natural habitats across the province have been severely impacted due to habitat destruction, urban sprawl, invasive species expansions, and direct damage due to industrial contamination of soils and aquatic resources. These factors combined with the resulting increase in number of threatened and endangered species have resulted in the strong need for ecosystem restoration work across the province and around the world.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Health, Bachelor of Technology

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

This program prepares students to enter the field of environmental health as professional, effective members of a multi-disciplinary health team. Graduates will be able to recognize, evaluate, and manage environmental factors that impact on human health. They will have the knowledge and skills needed to meet a growing range of environmental health roles and responsibilities. The scope of interest covers food hygiene, insect and rodent control, communicable disease investigation, public accommodation, community care facilities, public recreational facilities, water supply and waste disposal systems, occupational health and safety and environmental pollution – air, water, soil and noise.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Sustainable Energy Management, Advanced Certificate

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The Sustainable Energy Management Advanced Certificate (SEMAC) program is a partnership between BC Hydro, FortisBC and BCIT, with initial funding support from the Natural Resources Canada – Office of Energy Efficiency. The program is designed to support employment opportunities in the emerging field of sustainable energy management, with focus on the energy demands of commercial, institutional, industrial and community facilities.

The SEMAC program will provide graduates with the skills and knowledge of sustainable energy management principles, approaches, techniques, and tools, in order to be able to function quickly and effectively in the energy management industry. Energy management is the practice of energy conservation, in short making sure that industry is only using the energy it needs and that that energy is being used as efficiently as possible. This program consists of nine courses that cover the technical aspects of energy management along with the business aspects and human behavior aspects. This holistic program provides graduates with a well-rounded base for succeeding in the energy management industry.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Sustainable Business Leadership, Advanced Diploma

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):

The Sustainable Business Leadership program is the only program in British Columbia that is purely focused on sustainable business leadership. This certificate prepares students to become leaders in any number of industries to champion the responsible use of our resources. Students will learn and practice how to:
- Identify and promote sustainability principles in business strategy and operations.
- Select and apply sustainable business models and best practices that ensure social equity, respect planetary boundaries, and enable economic viability.
- Practice the active values of a sustainable business leader.
- Advocate for social and environmental governance principles in business policies and procedures.
- Design sustainable business processes and measure their effectiveness.
- Form and manage multidisciplinary teams to implement sustainable business practices.
- Choose and execute communication strategies appropriate to audience, purpose, and context to advocate for sustainability.
- Take a systems approach to solving sustainability challenges.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Fish, Wildlife and Recreation, Diploma

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):

The Fish, Wildlife and Recreation (FWR) program is for people seeking a unique educational experience and who want to make a positive difference in the world today. Since 1969, the FWR program has been preparing students for rewarding careers in the conservation and management of fish, wildlife, parks, and outdoor recreation. The two-year FWR Diploma provides students with hands-on training in managing fisheries, wildlife, and parks and recreational lands. Then, if they wish to continue, they can complete the Ecological Restoration Bachelor’s Degree focusing on restoring the numerous damaged ecosystems.


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