For municipal planners, builders/contractors and heritage professionals, learning about best practices in heritage planning, conservation and getting practical advice has never been easier with numerous opportunities for professional development available right here in British Columbia.
Looking to attend one of the workshops, courses or webinars listed below? We have a bursary for that. Contact us to learn how we can assist with the cost of training.
Heritage BC offers a number of informative workshops and webinars throughout the year that will help answer many of the basic questions about heritage conservation and resource management and provide opportunity to network with heritage professionals throughout BC.
University of Victoria
Heritage studies explores the tangible and intangible history of cultures.
The University of Victoria heritage courses and programs provide skills and knowledge you need to enhance your career by exploring a diverse range of heritage topics from historic building fabric to the intangible practices of traditional communities.
You will learn about:
- preservation, repair and conservation of built heritage
- conservation of historic urban and rural areas and cultural landscapes
- principles and practices of conservation planning and decision-making
- practical conservation of materials such as wood, masonry, and brick
- intangible cultural heritage topics, policies, and best practices
Whether your interests lie in heritage planning, conservation or other cultural heritage roles, these courses and programs will give you a solid understanding of the significance of cultural heritage and apply that to your current or future work in the field.
Vancouver Heritage Foundation
The Vancouver Heritage Foundation offers many resources to support building owners, including updates on heritage policies.
Please visit the VHF website to learn more.
University of British Columbia
Cultural Planning and Development Courses
UBC offers an extensive range of online professional development courses and workshops. Taught by international experts and senior practitioners, these courses and workshops can be taken individually, or applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning.
College of New Caledonia
Fundamentals of Heritage Building Conservation
This course provides the learner with exposure to heritage conservation and guidelines; basic principles and practices in building conservation; the recording of assets through the use of a Statement of Significance and Condition Survey; the background knowledge and skills required to inspect, record, maintain accurate records, monitor, and assess heritage assets; the skills to develop basic maintenance plans and implement capital and maintenance plans; the interpretation of documents and estimating; the skills to select suppliers, tradespersons, & contractors; and the ability to identify issues related to tendering of projects.
Please visit the College of New Caledonia website to learn more.