The UBC Haida Gwaii Institute, located within the UBC Faculty of Forestry, offers four “semesters” on Haida Gwaii, each comprised of five 3-credit courses. The Haida Gwaii “Semesters” are intensive, experiential learning programs that provide undergraduate students with a unique and wide range of field and community opportunities during the course of their studies. The courses offered in Term 1 of the Winter Session (September through December) focus on the natural science aspects of natural resource management (HGSE 355, 356, 357, 358, and 359), reconciliation (HGSE 310, 311, 312, 313, and 314), and community resilience (HGSE 370, 371, 372, 373 and 374); the courses offered in TERM 2 of the Winter Session (January through April) focus on the social aspects of natural resource management (HGSE 350, 351, 352, 353, and 354), marine conservation (HGSE 360, 361, 362, 363 and 364), and social-ecological change (HGSE 380, 381, 382, 383 and 384).
The UBC Haida Gwaii Institute also offers courses during Term 1 of the Summer Session These courses are organized into two sequential blocks comprised of 6-credits each. The May block focuses on Social-Ecological Systems (HGSE 320A and 320B), while the June block focuses on Plants, People, and Place (HGSE 320C and 320D). Both sessions are organized as special topics to account for slight variations in year-to-year offerings.
More details on the Haida Gwaii Semesters and their respective courses are available on the Faculty of Forestry website.