March 8th, 2022 is International Women’s Day – a recognition of women and their achievements in social, economic, political, and cultural spheres. The day serves as a call to action for accelerating gender parity and working toward true equality in a just society. This year’s theme is “Break the Bias”. Bias, whether deliberate or unconscious, makes it difficult for women to move ahead. BCIT offers a free online course which aims to help us all understand ourselves and our world better through an examination of our own unconscious biases. Learn more about the Understanding Unconscious Bias course and how BCIT is contributing to SDG 5: Gender Equality: to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
The Centre for Ecocities exemplifies the outstanding contributions that women are making in the quest to build socially just cities in balance with nature. Leading the Centre’s efforts is Dr. Jennie Moore, Director of Institute Sustainability at BCIT. As Director, Dr. Moore is committed to tackling the challenges facing humanity’s outsized ecological footprint. She created BCIT’s High Performance Building Lab and launched the Factor Four initiative on that has reduced the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of BCIT’s Burnaby campus by 50% since 2009. Whether in technological or policy change, Dr. Moore’s work helps empower individuals to take action in sustainability.