Human and Environmental Geography Experiential Learning Initiative

Title Human and Environmental Geography Experiential Learning Initiative
Faculty/College/Unit Arts
Status Active
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2014
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2014/2015
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Siobhán McPhee
Year 1: Funded Amount 29,200
Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 2: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Siobhán McPhee
year-2 funded-amount 16,200
Year 2: Team Members

Loch Brown, Department of Geography

Year 3: Principal Investigator Siobhán McPhee
Year 3: Funded Amount 4,176
Year 3: Project Year Year 3
Year 3: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 3: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 3: Team Members

Loch Brown, Department of Geography

Project Summary

The Learning Initiative, drawing on UBC’s Place and Promise Plan of student lead activities providing firsthand research experience while engaging with communities and the environment in a sustainable way, aims to produce an innovative and student-driven experience with relevant curricula and learning tools for undergraduate Geography and UBC students. The two-course initiative (a BC-based 3rd year and an international 4th year) allows students to engage locally and internationally providing them with a capstone experience whereby they learn by doing, a cornerstone of geographical research. The Initiative would engage and enrich, but not overlap, upon existing projects in Geography involved in a transformation of curriculum in new and innovative ways, and putting into practice learning occurring in class. The initiative engages with colleagues across UBC in collaborative development of pedagogies, resources and curriculum on intercultural understanding, international engagement and sustainability (both environmental and social), and draws on UBC students for design and participation in the initiative.