Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Bonnie Dong
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2018
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MacEwan University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tai Munro
Instructional Designer
Office of Sustainability
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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, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

These are two representative examples of MacEwan University's immersive experience programs.

Global Health Perspectives (HLST 400) takes place at two Ukrainian universities, the State Medical University in Ternopil (TSMU) and the Ukrainian Catholic University, School of Language and Culture in Lviv. The course includes a two week study national or international field placement to connect students with policy makers, health care workers, students, faculty, and health agencies. Course offers the opportunity for analysis of perspectives that affect the global health community including social justice, health equity, gender, human rights, political agendas, and ethical issues. Reducing health inequalities is a key focus area. Course content includes globalization and emerging diseases, nutrition in a global health context, health of women, men, and children; environmental health; and mental health and wellness. Economic sustainability is featured through discussion of health inequality and global health priorities and interventions. Cultural and social sustainability are addressed through the topics of social justice and equity. Environmental sustainability is discussed through environmental health and food security.

As part of one of the core business courses (Introduction to sustainable business) students engage in a 5 week experiential, immersive learning experience called Mission Possible where they work with a microloan to develop and run a business that aims to meet the triple bottom line. Environmental, social, and economic content is covered in class in relation to planning and implementing a business. In addition, students donate 10-100% of their profits to a local charity/non profit, totalling donations of $69,485 over the past three years. They also have to pay back the microloan so that the program stays sustainable.

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