Richard Vurdela is Program Head and Faculty at the BCIT School of Business, Business Operations Management Program and has taught into the Sustainable Business Leadership Program since its inception. Richard has 25 years of experience instructing at each an undergraduate and graduate stage. He attracts on a 30-12 months career in operations in a range of market sectors and has numerous experience in quality management, project management and business improvement initiatives across Canada.
Richard is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and a Past Chair of the Vancouver Section. He is a Certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute.
Based in Vancouver, Unbuilders is the first deconstruction enterprise of its type in Canada. Unbuilders has partnered with the Vancouver Economic Commission, the economic development company for the City of Vancouver, to gauge the scalability of a shift towards deconstruction in Metro Vancouver. Working alongside these clients, the scholar group will produce an evaluation of social, financial and environmental impacts of this shift. The staff will compile info regarding deconstruction market measurement, potential job creation, and supplies salvaged and recycled in Metro Vancouver to inform the event of future policy. With this research, they hope to grasp the costs and benefits of each possibility and identify which possibility would fit greatest with BCIT’s meals service needs while demonstrating environmental sustainability management. The global local weather and ecological crises are motivating organizations, businesses, and governments to evaluate their operations to minimize their environmental impression.
A major concern for the meals service business is single-use takeaway items, which are power and useful resource intensive to provide and ship, as well as burdensome on our waste streams. BCIT Food Services, operated by Chartwells, at present use a wide range of plastic, bioplastic and fibre-based mostly single-use cutlery and containers. While recognizing the potential to reduce their environmental influence by exploring different choices, BCIT desires to be clear concerning the optimum monetary and environmental solution earlier than shifting forward.