Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.43
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2013
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Nova Scotia Community College
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Don Jardine
Academic Chair
Environmental Sustainability & Development School of Trades & Technology
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Does the institution offer a program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

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

1. Within the Medical Laboratory Technology program there is a two-week student enrichment offered during their second year clinical rotation between January and June. Students travel to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic to experience one week in the city laboratory and one week in Dr. Emmanuel Lambert’s clinic laboratory.
The following are the learning outcomes of the immersive enrichment:

1- Design a fully equipped laboratory given the space allocated in the clinic laboratory visited in Puerto Plata. The report could be in a Word document or Power Point presentation given on sight or upon return to Nova Scotia.
2- Blend service in ways that use program-related skills, knowledge and behaviors to serve in an international developing community. (Robert Bethune, Faculty)

2. Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment

Canada/European Union student mobility exchange program featuring inter-institutional, inter-disciplinary project-based learning. The six 3-week exchanges had themes focused on energy efficiency in building practices. This included building energy ratings, renewable energy application and assessment of local/social building stock. Local social and cultural features were part of the program. See brochure and Facebook site for more detail.

The website URL where information about the immersive experience is available:

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