Kwantlen students complete first year in BC's only policy studies program

The end of spring semester marked the completion of the first year for students enrolled in Kwantlen’s policy studies degree program. Offered at the Surrey campus, this program has students learning the research, information literacy, and critical thinking skills necessary to be successful in the growing field of sustainability policy.

“The City of Surrey has a strong relationship with Kwantlen and is proud of this ‘made-in-Surrey’ program that is designed to fill an important need in our communities,” says Dianne Watts, mayor of Surrey. “The students are given a unique opportunity to work on real sustainability projects in Surrey, and be mentored by an expert currently working in the field of sustainability policy.”

Policy identifies who is responsible for change and how change will happen. Governments, businesses and the public are beginning to recognize the limits of our ecosystems have been reached, and that looking for new, sustainable methods of operation needs to be a priority. This program is the only degree of its kind in BC devoted to sustainability policy. It includes an applied seminar that involves a partnership with the City of Surrey and focuses on issues facing the South Fraser Region. Graduates of this program will qualify for jobs in the growing fields of policy research, and as sustainability officers in government, not-for-profit organizations, and private companies.  Read more……