Hakai Field Course information session

Info Session: Hakai Field Course February 5 2015 12:30 FRA Rm 142

In partnership with the Hakai Institute, the Faculty of Law is pleased to offer the only field course in law in Canada. Now in its fifth year, Law 384/ES 403 Field Course in Environmental Law and Sustainability will run from Friday August 21 to Tuesday September 1 2015 at the Hakai Institute in the Central Coast of BC's "Great Bear Rainforest". The Hakai Institute (www.hakai.org) is an independent scientific research station dedicated to exploring coastal ecology and science on the coastal margin. In addition to its own program of research, the Hakai Institute welcomes researchers and students from all over the world to experience and study in this remarkable place.

Located in Wuikinuxv and Heiltsuk Nation traditional territories, this course explores the structures of law and policy that shape environmental governance using case studies of aboriginal rights and title, science and law, land and marine use planning and governance, and energy development in the context of shared decision-making in the Great Bear Rainforest. It is a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in complex applied regulatory and socio-ecological issues in a world-renowned remote environment.

The mandatory information session for this course will be held on Thursday February 5 at 12:30 in Fraser 142. All students interested in registering for this course must attend.

Contact: Deborah Curran  dlc@uvic.ca