Our People: Meet Steve MacLean, Associate Director – Campus Security

Putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. We are committed to ensuring our people — those who make BCIT distinct, are developing while feeling valued, supported, and connected.

BCIT is a people-first organization. We aim to celebrate our employees by sharing their stories through the Our People series. The series features BCIT’s extraordinary employees who share a strong sense of pride and ambition for the Institute and make up our diverse community.

Get to know Steve MacLean, Associate Director – Campus Security, Safety, Security, and Emergency Management (SSEM) who has been working in BCIT for three and half years.

How would you summarize the work that you do at the Institute in 15 words or less? 

I identify and address public safety and security concerns across the BCIT enterprise.

What are projects or initiatives that you have completed at the Institute that you are proud of?

Any success that I’ve had in my short time at BCIT is the direct result of the hard work and dedication of the team I am fortunate to be a part of, as well as the supportive leadership I receive from my supervisor. I am proud and honoured to be part of the good work my team conducts day in and day out.

What do you enjoy the most about working in post-secondary education?

It’s been said that the societal benefits of higher education include poverty reduction, lower crime rates, healthier lifestyles, improves equality and empowerment, and promotes citizenship, leadership, and community engagement. Sustaining a safe and secure learning and working to support student success is my passion, in the hopes that as an Institute we turn out graduates who can make positive change in our communities.

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Do you have a favourite spot or activity at the BCIT campuses that you enjoy spending your time at and why? 

I try to take a few moments every few days to walk along the banks of Guichon Creek on Burnaby Campus, just to listen to nature and get grounded a little bit. It provides an opportunity for thought and reflection away from the bustle and business of the office.

Steve shows off his fish catch of the day.
Steve shows off his catch of the day

Share with us how what you are passionate about outside of work. Do you have any hobbies? 

I grew up in a very outdoors-oriented household, and I feel at home out in the bush where I explore creeks and trails, throw a line in the water to try my hand at catching a fish, or maybe just brewing up a cup of tea while listening to the birds.

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