International Literacy Day is a reminder that 773 million non-literate young people and adults do not have access to an education and learning opportunities. Until education is an inherent right for everyone, it will remain a privilege for those fortunate to have it. BCIT is committed to providing quality education based on the UN’s fourth Sustainable Development Goal. In honour of International Literacy Day, the Centre for Ecocities would like to highlight a few of the BCIT students who have contributed their knowledge and skills in communications to the work of the Centre this year.
Kameela Nash is a graduate of BCIT’s Broadcast and Online Journalism Diploma program and is continuing her studies in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Kameela’s experience tailoring content for social media made her a valuable addition in planning and creating online content. Beyond her schooling at BCIT, she hopes to work in marketing and public relations.
Steven Low is a Broadcast and Online Journalism student at BCIT. He contributed articles to the Sustainability Speakers Series. He aspires toward a career in communication and hopes to undertake more related projects or internships.
Brittany Huddart is a Technical Writing student at BCIT. She wrote and edited a template to produce summary reports for the Ecocities municipal pilot project and helped define key terms for communication to a wider audience. Her background includes a Bachelor of Arts Double Major in Creative Writing and Environmental Studies from UVIC and she hopes to continue a technical writing career with an emphasis on sustainable and socially just societies.
Cameron Ellis is a Technical Writing student at BCIT and contributed articles to the Centre for Ecocities website, highlighting unique events and profiling the contributions of various staff members in the organization. He hopes to undertake a technical writing career and contribute to a sustainable future both personally and professionally.
Jules Yap is a Technical Writing student at BCIT. She developed an annual report template and designed graphical models of sustainability frameworks, such as the Urban Monitoring Framework. She has previous experience working with marketing communication materials and plans to hone her technical communication skills through freelancing.
No matter their program, background, or future endeavours, these students are all dedicated to helping lead us to a sustainable future and have been great assets to the Centre for Ecocities.