Workshops and short courses

Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2019
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Price: $225
Location: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Room 420

This session will focus on asset management processes that facilitate the incorporation of strategic climate change actions and natural assets to enable, support and build urban resiliency. An emphasis in the workshop will be the essential information required in the AM process to enable resiliency; the essential steps to be taken and by whom. Participants will have the opportunity to actively learn and apply specific processes in the session, thereby gaining skills to further develop within their professional context. 

Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Price: $95 (Bring your own lunch)
Location: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, North Vancouver

Learning outdoors is a powerful way to strengthen your commitment to nature and remind you of the many ways that nature takes care of you. Ecopsychology aims to restore the disconnection between humans and nature, offering experiential learning that illuminates human beings psychological and ecological interdependence with nature (Roszak, Gomes, & Kanner 1995; Fisher, 2013). This embodied learning workshop will allow you to explore our human connection to the web of life and experience how an ecological identity connects you to a greater sense of wellness and responsibility to our earthly home. This workshop will be of value to those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of ecopsychology and its applications.

Successful Resource Projects: A Primer on the Latest Developments in Aboriginal Law and Policy

Date: Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Time: 10:00AM – 1:30PM
Price: $225
Location: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Room 320

This seminar aims to provide participants with a solid understanding of the latest legal underpinnings of resource development in Canada, as well as practical knowledge and strategies for developing relationships with Indigenous groups, addressing challenges, and advancing successful projects.

Date: Sept 13th - Dec 6th, 2019
Format: ONLINE
Price: $375.00
Duration: Twelve weeks, with one module per week. Three hours per module (approximately).

The global transition to renewable energy is gaining momentum, and cities and local governments are at the forefront of this movement. The number of municipalities around the world setting ambitious 100% renewable energy targets is growing, with some cities in the US and Europe having already met this goal. However, the transition to renewable energy is not easy and it requires moving forward collaboratively with businesses, governments, and the public. City leaders need to be equipped with practical knowledge to work effectively in partnerships across sectors.

By highlighting foundational first actions, this interdisciplinary course will help provide the knowledge and perspective needed to confidently lead a municipal-level renewable energy transition.

The course covers a range of inter-related topics including the global context for renewable energy transitions, energy efficiency in buildings, sustainable transportation, renewable energy literacy, communicating with and engaging stakeholders, and resources for continued learning.

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