The course will examine a selection of ecological restoration projects that will present a range of specific sites. Projects will be reviewed using a variety of criteria including:
project size and technical difficulty
evaluation of success through monitoring
Case studies – geographic distribution
An international selection of case studies will be selected from British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories, United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and South America. The proposed case studies will be selected from a variety of ecosystems:
coastline (dunes, estuaries and lagoons)
wetlands (bogs, fens and marshes)
fresh water (lakes, rivers and streams)
marine (foreshore, coral reef, mangrove)
grassland (steppe, veld, acidic, calcareous and old-field)
deserts (cold and warm)
forests (boreal, montane, subalpine, subarctic, tropical and subtropical)
Online Moodle-based format over a 14-week period, requiring approximately 10 hours of coursework per week.
Tuition and Fee Payment:
RNS Diploma students pay $100 of the course tuition upon registration, with the remainder paid via their UVic MyPage account.
RNS Certificate students pay the full course tuition upon registration.
Acceptance to the RNS program or a combination of work and/or education experience equivalent to third-year standing.
If you’re not currently enrolled in the Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) program, including UVic and Letter of Permission students from RRU and TRU, you must obtain approval from the Program Coordinator (email@example.com) before registering.
This course may be available online. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the Internet. All assignments and course activities are submitted electronically to the course instructor.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
Participants may be entitled to a partial refund, depending on date of course drop. Exact dates are listed in the University of Victoria calendar http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2017-09/general/dates.html and updated annually. Please consult the calendar for information.
Course withdrawal: students wishing to withdraw from a course—for any reason—must do so by contacting the program office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.