We recognize that since time immemorial, the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich), and Esquimalt and Songhees Nations of the lək̓ʷəŋən (lekwungen) Peoples have walked gently on the unceded territories where we are grateful to live, work, and play.
Message from Mary
The past year at BCcampus has been one of enormous learning. As an organization we have engaged in meaningful work with diverse communities, and we’re honoured to have had the opportunity.
Much of the work we do touches on important social justice issues with people who have already been harmed by the system in which we participate. That requires us to examine our unconscious biases so we can create safer, more reciprocal relationships. As a community of unique individuals, we are committed to continuing this learning together and individually. I’m proud our team, and I’m grateful to have such a fantastic group of people to work with and learn from.
This past year has given us the opportunity to explore new ways to amplify voices, increase awareness about the programs we support and projects we complete, and invite more people to contribute, informing our decisions and helping us navigate the new terrain ahead.
We have explored alternative approaches to pedagogy to look at how courses are created, how outcomes are evaluated, and various ways to include diverse voices. Co-creation has been a strong component of the work we’ve been doing this year, including actively seeking input from all the groups we represent. The results have exceeded our expectations.
“Through the creation of the Pulling Together series, we were introduced to the concept of ’nothing about us without us.’ We have taken this concept and morphed it into a methodology for us, ensuring we are including the people we are researching to find out what they truly need or want while encouraging us to overcome our inherent assumptions and biases.”
At BCcampus, we are innovators and implementers, leaders and learners. Our primary focus is to support the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia as they adopt, adapt, and evolve their teaching and learning practices to create a better experience for students. We achieve this through a supportive approach to advanced pedagogies, a focus on impactful practice, and collaboration with partners in B.C. and around the world. Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, we are fiscally accountable and have implemented cost-recovery business models into our service catalogue to ensure our ability to provide value to the learners and institutions of B.C.
BCcampus has two physical office locations, one in downtown Victoria and one in downtown Vancouver. At this time, both are closed due to the pandemic.