This dynamic, interdisciplinary non-credit program provides comprehensive knowledge and skills to those interested in the rapidly emerging field of ecological restoration. You’ll be learning about the most current restoration practices from experienced and knowledgeable instructors, surrounded by peers that share your passion for the natural world.
The key strength of the program is its emphasis on a holistic approach, providing training that combines the research and theory of the biophysical sciences with skills for effective collaboration with communities in restoration work.
The Restoration of Natural Systems program will appeal to those who:
- are interested in a career in environmental conservation and restoration
- want specific information relevant to their environmental or planning work
- want to complement their current degree program
This program is supported by a unique partnership between the School of Environmental Studies and the Division of Continuing Studies, resulting in expertly designed courses that are current, comprehensive and delivered with attention to the needs of adult learners. Achieve your goals at your own pace with online and on campus course options and flexible program completion timelines.
The RNS Program has received both the Award of Excellence from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (2001) and the Ecostar Award for Environmental Education from the Capital Regional District (2005).
- A holistic approach to ecological restoration
- Flexible program completion timelines
- Combination of on-campus intensive and online course formats
- Courses instructed by restoration professionals
- Different perspectives come together as part of a shared vision