ES course spaces available for registration in Jan – April, 2018 term!

Gather skills to make real change.
We have a great new suite of courses all focused on helping you gather the skills and perspectives to enact real change in your communities- starting now! 

ES 378: Leadership Skills for Change  
Ryan Hilperts
What kind of leader could you be? What tools do you need to get there?  This is a 5-day intensive course where you'll learn personal and group communication skills, alternative and community-focused decision-making techniques, presentation and facilitation skills, ethics and self-awareness for leadership.

ES 380: Environmental History of the Past Ten Years
Dr. Jeremy Caradonna
Site C? Kinder Morgan? The Paris Accord?  How do we make sense of these current events and how we got here?  In this course you'll increase your literacy and awareness about "current events" by understanding their historical development.

ES 406: Alternative Economies for Social Change
Dr. Ana Maria Peredo
What if our economy was not only about profit? In this course you'll learn about ways that communities, and not just individuals, develop their economies with goals of community benefit and social justice.  

ES 480: Responding Critically to Colonization
Dr. Anita Girvan
How can we educate ourselves and peers about legacies of colonization and how to navigate them?  This course invites participants to locate themselves in the specific political-ecological spaces of Lekwungen and WSANEC territory where we are studying and living and explore ways of transforming these relationships.

ES 480: People, Power, Change 
Anna McClean and Organize BC
How do you create and launch a community campaign for change? Join Organize BC for this unique course in which you'll learn the practices of community organizing and participate in a real campaign!  (See poster below.)

ES 415: Integral Systems Theory: Philosophy and Practice
Dr. Duncan Taylor
How do you become 'fit' for finding your purpose? In this course you'll explore how systems theory applies to the individual, community and ecological scales. Includes a weekend retreat on Salt Spring Island.

Make sense of the big picture.

ES 482: Global Change Ecology
Dr. Trevor Lantz
How exactly are human impacts changing the world? In this course we will review the nature and magnitude of human-mediated changes to vegetation and landforms, hydrological systems, soils, the cryosphere, and the atmosphere. We will also examine the impacts of these changes on populations, communities and ecosystems. 

ES 482: Introduction to Data Analysis
Allan Roberts
How do I design a study and interpret what I find? 
In this class you'll learn experimental design, data management, data visualization, and statistics, implemented with the software application R.