The Eco-Streets project was featured for a second time in Ecocities Emerging, the newsletter published by Ecocity Builders. The article highlights the projects completed in Phase 1, and follows up on the article written for the newsletter previously. See the full article here: http://ecocitiesemerging.org/2015/05/eco-streets-at-bcit/
When Jennie Moore, Director of Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship, made a presentation in Martin Bollo’s Civil Engineering class she inspired several students to tackle a nearby real world problem for their capstone project. Jennie Moore spoke about sustainability and suggested some civil engineering challenges right here on campus that students could study. One team […]
Campus Development continues making improvements to the public spaces on the Burnaby campus. The newest addition in the Factor Four area is a rain garden located outside of NE8. The rain garden provides outdoor seating as well. Learn more about Facilities and Campus Development’s projects, including the rain garden at the South West corner of […]
Background Smith Street is the main road through the Factor Four Area, and has been a key area for urban restoration. The road runs for 200 meters and is the main road that services the buildings in the Factor Four area, as well as a pedestrian route across campus. The goal of urban restoration is […]
Marlon Figueroa from BCIT’s Link Magazine interviews Jennie Moore and Alexandre Hebert on Factor Four. Read about it on page 4.
Planter surrounds were added to make the planters more prominent in the alley. They were designed by a Carpentry instructor and built by Carpentry students. These surrounds enhance look of the self-watering planters while not compromising their efficiency. They are also designed so they can be deconstructed or relocated in the future if necessary.
In September 2013 Ecocity Builders hosted the Ecocity World Summit in Nantes, France. Over 2,000 people attended the conference from around the world. Nantes was awarded the European Green Capital Award in the same year. Jennie Moore, BCIT’s Director of Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship presented at a session on reference frameworks for sustainable cities […]
On October 4th BCIT celebrated turning 50. The campus was open to the public with displays of historic items, a live band, children’s activities and tours of the campus all celebrating the last 50 years. Throughout the day tours permitted the public to learn more about the Factor Four area and check out some of […]
Background During the 1920’s Guichon Creek was still a vibrant part of the ecosystem, and people could catch fish along its banks. From 1930 to 1960 the creek was urbanized and the lower half was culverted. In the 70’s and 80’s restoration work began at the South end of the creek. BCIT, students, the River’s […]
On September 22th BCIT President Kathy Kinloch reconfirmed the commitment to daylight Guichon Creek across campus. Kathy Kinloch, Mark Angelo and Lt. Governor Judith Guichon gathered on campus to celebrated the restoration of the south end of Guichon Creek and promote World River’s day. At the event President Kinloch announced that an assessment was underway […]