This course examines mine reclamation and considers the impacts of mines—and mining practices—on natural systems and landscapes. Through lectures and on-site visits, we’ll discuss the following topics:
legislation, policies and regulations
environmental impact assessment, socioeconomic impact assessment and strategic impact assessment
land-use planning for agriculture, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, recreation, urban and industrial activities
characterization of mine wastes (physical and chemical properties)
site preparation and re-vegetation
contaminant remediation, ecological risk assessment and ecotoxicology
site decommissioning, closure and environmental management systems
reclamation ecology (individual, population, community and landscape)
Concepts are presented using domestic and international case studies representing a variety of mine types.
Semi-distance format requiring attendance on campus for five days, plus readings/assignments to be completed before and after the on-campus portion of the course.
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.
June 6-10, 2018
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) before registering.
If you drop the course on the first day - 100% tuition refund
If you drop the course on the second day - 50% tuition refund
If you drop the course on the third day - Withdraw without penalty of failure, no refund
If you drop the course after the third day you will receive an “F” grade, and no refund.
Course withdrawal: students wishing to withdraw from a course—for any reason—must do so by contacting the program office at email@example.com.
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.