Professional development

Field trips to important restoration sites are an important part of our curriculum, such as this field trip with Tim Innis to the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve operated by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

The Certificate courses in the Restoration of Natural Systems Program can be taken individually on a noncredit basis and are ideal for professional development. Most of the courses are also offered by distance or in a unique 5-day intensive format that is suitable for people working full-time who wish to fulfill professional development credit requirements to maintain their standing as registered professional Biologists, Foresters, Agrologists and Landscape Architects.

The RNS Program offers an annual Restoration Institute or comparable event with workshops, a full-day symposium and field trips on themes such as species at risk, invasive species and ecological monitoring that are an excellent choice for professional development.

The RNS regularly hosts workshops with other organizations, such as the:

  • 2013 Community of Practice for Environmental Stewardship
  • Restoration 2012: Beyond Borders
  • 2011 Mitigation and Offsets Policy Consultation
  • 2010 Water Science Strategy
  • 2009 Climate Change and BC Wildlife
  • 2008 Engagement Strategies for Research Management.