Through face-to-face land based learning and lectures from Indigenous knowledge holders and scholars, students are introduced to the different components of knowledge systems, investigate how western knowledge systems have engaged with Indigenous knowledge, and explore conservation models rooted in Indigenous knowledge and governance.
This course provides an overview of conservation biology in the Anthropocene with an emphasis on peer-reviewed journals and data sets. Through increased comprehension of contemporary conservation challenges, students build leadership capacity for decision-making in the context of uncertainty and complexity.
This course builds leadership skills in public communications and engagement. Students will learn how to produce several communications products and gain practical experience in engaging conventional and social media.
This course provides a critical review of classic and emerging tools for conservation planning and governance, such as: GIS modelling for landscape assessment and planning; public participation GIS; integrated modelling; social science tools; cost effectiveness analysis; cost benefit analysis; drones; DNA barcoding; and non-intrusive monitoring.
This course examines both regulatory and non-regulatory measures for advancing conservation outcomes in intensively impacted and managed landscapes including agricultural, forested, and urban areas.
This course builds leadership skills in the assessment, development, and maintenance of effective conservation partnerships that span Crown and Indigenous governments, the private sector, and civil society.
This course offers an overview of historical, contemporary, and emerging approaches to conservation governance and their consequences. Focus is on the shifting roles of key actors including government, non-governmental organizations, industry, science/academia, and the public.
The Final Learning Portfolio (FLP) is the capstone experience where students plan, organize, and execute a project that demonstrates leadership and advances knowledge or practice to address a conservation or organizational challenge.