This innovative course provides students with hands-on field research experience in ecology, environmental science, and social research and includes one week working in Wapusk National Park, a remote wilderness park along the Hudson Bay coast accessible only by helicopter in summer, followed by time at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre
( to conduct further research and interact with indigenous elders and the community of Churchill.

The program objectives are as follows:

- Develop critical thinking, communication, and scientific research skills, as well as practical field research experience important for personal career development. Gain experience writing technical scientific reports and making formal presentations;
- Experience different cultures and learn how to incorporate local and traditional knowledge with ecological research and develop ways to interact with communities in order to do research in a respectful way;
- Consider the role of protected areas in tourism and conservation and identify meaningful ways to use science as a tool to support management; and
- Obtain a holistic perspective of the ecology and cultures of the Hudson Bay coastal region.

Course costs are as follows:

- Tuition (approximately $710);
- Travel Fee (approximately $1300, which covers most meals, travel and accommodations in Churchill); and
- Travel to Churchill (approximately $250 by train, $1300 by plane).

Application Deadline: June 2010

For further information, please contact:
Ryan Brook