Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.63
Liaison Dwayne Doornbosch
Submission Date June 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

Langara College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Arnie Clark
Deputy Registrar
Deputy Registrar
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:
1) Both the Associate of Arts Degree and Associate of Science Degree in Environmental Studies and Diploma in Arts and Science (Environmental Studies) include a mandatory 1-week practical field methods course which includes lectures (Spring Semester) and a mandatory, off-campus, field component shortly after the final examinations period (end of semester). Team taught, the course features techniques used for terrain analysis, mapping, inventory of ecosystems, water quality testing, and report writing.

2) Langara International Service Trip (LIST), partnered with ME To WE, takes students beyond the classroom, and beyond Canada, to volunteer in our global community. The program focuses on local & global cultural awareness, sustainability, and service. Program components include a Pre-Trip Programming for 3 days, which include three pre-trip modules, Service, Sustainability and Culture. The Service Trip lasts 10 days where Langara students volunteer on social development projects and have the opportunity to learn from indigenous peoples, and view local wildlife. Once home a Post-Trip Program is done where students complete a reflection project.

More information on Langara International Service Trip (LIST) can be found here: https://langara.ca/the-hub/list/index.html

Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.