BCIT is pleased to announce that Brett Favaro has been appointed Associate Dean, Natural Resources and Environment, School of Construction and the Environment.
Brett brings more than a decade of experience as a conservation researcher and educator working with academia and industry to support the sustainable management of natural resources.
With strong roots in Burnaby, Brett lived only a few blocks from BCIT Burnaby Campus before enrolling at Simon Fraser university to complete his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences with a focus on fisheries ecology and conservation. In 2014, Brett and his wife Corinna moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where he took on a position at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. His role began as a research scientist where he frequently worked with fisheries communities and provided his expertise to government on climate policy and conservation. Following that, he became the lead designer and then Academic Director of the Fisheries Science Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs.
Brett’s passion and extensive experience in applied research on sustainable fishing technology, environmental law and policy, climate change, and sustainable development paved the path for him to develop courses in statistics, study design, and science communication. As well, he has published his first book: The Carbon Code: How you can become a climate change hero.
In this role at BCIT, Brett is excited to share his breadth of subject matter expertise to provide an applied education that will prepare learners with job-ready skills to ensure conservation of the biosphere and to inspire them in becoming climate change heroes. Programs in Brett’s portfolio include:
- Ecological Restoration (Bachelor of Science)
- Ecological Restoration (Master of Science) – offered in collaboration with SFU
- Environmental Engineering
- Fish, Wildlife & Recreation
- Forest and Natural Areas Management
- Industrial Wood Processing
- Rivers Institute
Welcome to BCIT, Brett!