About ERSA

What is ERSA?

The Ecological Restoration Student Association (ERSA) is a self-governed, elected association made to represent students enrolled in the Masters of Science in Ecological Restoration program – jointly offered by BCIT and SFU.

What is Ecological Restoration?

Ecological Restoration is a growing interdisciplinary study which draws from a variety fields to restore ecological integrity to our environment and communities. Some disciplines we draw on for this MSc program include: ecological sciences (botany, limnology, hydrology, pedology, geology, climatology), social sciences (project management, policy, public communication, and First Nations consultation) and construction techniques to actually achieve the desired physical conditions (excavation, re-grading, cabling, drilling, site management).

As defined by the Society of Ecological Restoration… “Ecological restoration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed.”