Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.63
Liaison Karen Oberer
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

McGill University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Karen Oberer
Sustainability Officer
McGill 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

The 15-credit Barbados Field Study Semester (BFSS), offered at the Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados, provides one term of integrated field study for students with an interest in global issues related to natural resource-use as affected by socio-economic, management, urban and physical constraints. Enrolment of McGill students is limited to 25 students and is offered each fall semester.

The Panama Field Study program is a joint venture between McGill University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. It is a 15-credit program offered in the Winter term (January to April) that specifically addresses issues relevant to the understanding of the Latin America tropical environment. Hands-on experience in an internship setting is gained through the Research in Panama course ENVR 451 (6 credits). It consists of an independent studies project organized around multidisciplinary environmental issues. The nature of the project centers on practical environmental problems and questions important for Panama; students form teams that work with Panamanian institutions (NGO, governmental or research). Enrolment of McGill students is limited to 26 students.

The Africa Field Study Semester (AFSS) is a one-semester, 15-credit, program that introduces students to East Africa specifically with a view to increasing their understanding of the goals, circumstances, challenges and opportunities of people living in the areas visited. Students are provided the opportunity to meet people working in community development, wildlife management, environmental conservation; to be part of active research institutions in East Africa; and to conduct research projects in natural science, social science, and interdisciplinary areas. Enrolment is limited to 38 students.


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