Course description

In the era of the Anthropocene, as aquatic, grassland, forest, desert, and tundra biomes are being affected by important ecological changes, management issues are rising beyond state boundary lines. This program will deepen your knowledge of the various approaches used across the world to tackle climate change at the global and cross-border levels. Sessions will be facilitated by professionals from organizations that manage watersheds, peace parks and nature reserves from all continents, as well as leading academics in the fields of border studies that are studying how states and local/regional communities are adapting to those changes.

Special guest speakers:

  • Ted Parson, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Oliver Brandes, University of Victoria(CFGS, POLIS Water Sustainability Project)
  • Merrell-Ann Phare, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)
  • Michael Miltenberger, North Raven
  • Andrew Ambers, BIG_Lab
  • Jon O'Riordan, University of Victoria (CFGS)
  • Kara Shaw, University of Victoria (Environmental Studies)
  • Simon Dalby, Wilfrid Laurier University

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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).

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