In the 2018, three teams of 6 students representing the following programs participated in the Challenge event.
- Civil Engineering
- Fish, Wildlife and Recreation,
- Forest and Natural Areas Management,
- Ecological Restoration,
- Geomatics, and
- Architectural Science
Two students from the Environment Engineering program participated in the 2018 Challenge as mentors and consultants to all three teams.
One of my most memorable experience as a student at BCIT!
As summarized by one of our mentors, Barry Chillibeck, in the real world sometimes you really only do have two days to get complete complex challenges. I feel like the 2 Day Challenge has truly opened my eyes to the true potential of effective teams. It’s the team work that makes the dream work!
This experience defied all of my expectations. It provided me with a platform to express my creativity, professional skillset and work in a dynamic team environment.
The 2-Day Challenge was an amazing opportunity that allowed me to experience a real life situation that required a collaborative approach to solving a problem. It allowed me to work with individuals from different disciplines, and allowed for a collaborative approach to tackling the problem. If you have the opportunity to be involved in the 2-Day Challenge – do so! I feel I learned more from this opportunity about tackling a realistic problem, working in teams and with different disciplines, and creating a feasible solution, then I did from many of my regular classes at BCIT. The knowledge that I gained from this experience was so incredibly valuable, and will be an experience that I draw on for the rest of my career.
On behalf of the team at Stantec, we would like to express our gratitude for the
invitation to participate in the 2-Day Challenge which has been incredibly
engaging and fulfilling in more ways than we could have anticipated. It was
delightful to be part of an initiative where students can take on a real-world
challenge that inherently demands a holistic way of thinking and critical
sensitivities to our urban landscape, ecological habitats, social and cultural
values. It is these investigations that will shape our future for generations to
come. – Ray Wolfe, Architect, Principal and Daniel Nguyen, Intern Architect