New EOAS Courses Respond to Climate Emergency

September 6, 2022
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“With the interdisciplinary nature of the courses—combining students from different degree backgrounds and years and community partners from outside the university—students will work together to put what they learn into action.” – UBC Science

EOAS has been committed to and playing an active role in bringing our research, teaching, operations and public outreach in solidarity with the UBC Declaration on the Climate Emergency. As part of the great team of faculty and staff from UBC Science and Arts, we are pleased to offer the now approved Certificate in Climate Studies and Action, and a series of Climate Action Labs (ENVR 201-402) that address pressing climate issues, which are open for registration to all students across UBC.

“The students will go through a series of workshops at the beginning of the class to prepare them for the work that they’ll be doing,” says Dr. Tara Ivanochko (EOAS Associate Professor of Teaching; academic director of UBC’s Sustainability Hub). “In the second half of the class, they’ll develop proposals to address the challenge that a community partner has given them. Some of the proposals will be selected to move on to the climate capstone course that follows.”

Read the full UBC Science article: New courses at UBC tackle real world problems
Learn more about the Certificate in Climate Studies and Action
Do you know we have a place on the EOAS website dedicated to Climate Crisis, including our actions, research, climate-related courses, undergraduate projects, etc? Visit here: Climate Crisis