Collaborate with us and bring your unique ideas to projects that matter.
We Want You As You Are
At BCcampus, we are innovators and implementers, leaders and learners. Our mission is to support post-secondary institutions in B.C. as they innovate and adapt their teaching approaches to better serve their students. We do this by working with partners in B.C. and around the world, supporting innovative teaching methods that put an emphasis on practice that makes a difference.
The BCcampus Collaborative Projects & Indigenous Engagement (CPIE) team is one of the ways we directly collaborate with learning communities. Our team regularly puts out calls for proposals (CFPs) to develop open educational resources for B.C.’s higher education community.
This is where you come in.
We need your unique abilities and experiences to help us build learning communities where everyone feels welcome and valued. So come and collaborate with us by submitting a proposal.
For those of you who prefer engaging with information in video format, please check out the “Collaborate With Us” video below.
Who You Are
You are an Indigenous instructional designer who wants to decolonize curriculum. You are a Deaf and Hard of Hearing web designer with revolutionary ideas about making online learning more accessible. You are an autistic early childhood educator who wants to ensure neurodivergent kids feel welcome in childcare spaces.
You are anyone who believes passionately in the democratization of knowledge.
With that in mind, applicants are encouraged to include additional criteria in their applications that they feel could be used to evaluate proposals. What have we not considered? What is important to you that often gets missed? What lived experience do you have that is important to consider? Tell us who you are and why your voice is important.
Projects That Matter
Our team has collaborated with learning communities to create open learning resources on anti-racism and anti-hate, preventing and responding to sexualized violence, mental health and wellness for students, micro-credentials, and peer support work.
Check out our current open calls for proposals to see what we are working on now and how you can work alongside us.
Collaborative Projects + Indigenous Engagement Team
The Collaborative Projects & Indigenous Engagement team manages projects through cooperative leadership and is dedicated to meaningful engagement with our learning communities on issues of equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI), accessibility, and Indigenization throughout the life of a project.
This learner-centred collaborative approach allows us to ensure these values are present in all our projects through an iterative and co-created process.
We hope that by consistently advocating for equity, access, inclusivity, and transparency, we can work in a decolonial way that fosters reciprocal relationships with equity-deserving communities.
What Do Our Values Mean for You?
What this means for you is we want our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and Indigeneity to be crystal clear and present in everything we do, from the initial call for proposal to the final resources developed for a project and in every document and process in between.
We meet individually with each of our collaborators to establish trusting relationships based on openness and honesty and to provide support and guidance as required. We never forget the most significant thing we create together is community.
How do we embrace the principles of accessibility? We are expanding the ways applicants can submit proposals to us, whether they prefer video, audio, American Sign Language (ASL), mind maps, storytelling, or any other format that best suits their ideas.
Interested applicants can also attend fully accessible open house sessions where we walk them through our call for proposal process and answer questions. For our Deaf and Hard of Hearing colleagues, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services and ASL translation are available.
We place equal value on your competency and lived expertise as a person with a disability as we do on professional or academic background. We want to work with applicants who have a diverse set of experiences and areas of expertise in order to break free from rigid positionality in the academic community.
Addressing the effects of past and present colonization requires centring Indigenous ways of learning and teaching. Keeping this in mind, the call for proposal application process promotes a storytelling approach that honours first people’s principles of learning.
For our Indigenous applicants, this means that in addition to submitting your proposal in the standard way you may also send us your ideas using visual art, music or oral storytelling. This is a way for us as an organization to open up our ways of learning and doing.
We place equal value on competency and your lived expertise as an Indigenous person as we do on professional or academic background. To break down rigid positionality in the academic community, we want to work with applicants who come from a variety of backgrounds and identify in different ways.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Collaborative Projects & Indigenous Engagement team has worked to incorporate BCcampus public equity, diversity, and inclusion goals into each project charter, terms of reference, community agreement, and request for proposals.
We allocate our time, resources, and funding to amplify racialized voices. This involves but is not limited to a 25 percent increase in the proportion of racialized people on each of our committees, a 40 percent increase in the number of racialized grant recipients, and, over the next three years, a 40 percent increase in the number of racialized employees.
We are working to remove barriers racialized and Indigenous people encounter when working with us by collaborating with diverse communities, opening our processes, and adopting new policies.
How to Submit a Proposal
- In our open calls section on this page, you will find detailed calls for proposals that contain all the required application details, including acceptable formats, submission requirements, detailed timelines, and contact information for the designated project manager, whom you can contact with questions.
- Take a look at some of our proposal and budget templates at the bottom of this page to get a sense of what is required.
- Have a peek at our grant archive for examples of successful past proposals.
- Sign up for our accessible open house sessions and proposal workshops to meet us and ask questions about how to submit a proposal. Email email@example.com to find out about dates and to register.
- Make sure you have all the required documentation outlined in the full calls for proposals document you are applying for.
- Put your proposal together, send it in, and work alongside us!
We know we must set specific, measurable goals for lasting change. Our anti-racism statement, Indigenous engagement policy, and accessibility tool kit outline some of these goals, and we encourage you to hold us to them.
- Budget Template for CFPs [Excel Spreadsheet]