Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.28
Liaison Cynthia Philippe
Submission Date May 12, 2021

STARS v2.2

Universite du Quebec a Montreal
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Cynthia Philippe
Sustainability advisor
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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:

2019

- Forest ecosystem management / Aménagement des écosystèmes forestiers (ENV7010) Professor Pierre Drapeau (Abitibi, Québec) : April 29th to August 30th 2019 : 3 students
Learn about a forest management approach based on the enhancement and preservation of forest ecosystems. To be able to assess the impact of silvicultural strategies on wildlife habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem integrity. The natural dynamics of different forest ecosystems (natural disturbance regimes, forest regeneration) and their importance in maintaining wildlife habitats, biodiversity and the ecological integrity of ecosystems. These concepts will be compared to strategies for developing forest and wildlife resources. The impacts of these strategies on the habitat scale and on the forest mosaic scale are assessed.

- Special subjects in environmental sciences / ENVIRONNEMENT,DEV. & PATRIMOINE (ENV773M)Professor Isabel Orellana and Alain Caron (QUEBEC-CUBA) : Mai 27th to june 7th 2019 : 11 students
Environment, Development and Heritage: Quebec-Cuba (ENV773M)

This course aims to develop understandings on an integrated approach to environmental management in the context of heritage places, which takes into account both the concerns of environmental protection, the enhancement of historic sites and community development. It also aims to practice a critical analysis of such an approach from a culturally contrasting and comparative perspective in the contexts of heritage sites in Montreal and Cuba. It in the contexts of heritage sites of Montreal and Cuba. It favors interdisciplinary and experiential approaches, the case method and field teaching. More specifically, he intends to explore: urban and peri-urban socio-environmental issues in the context of a port city and a rural city with a strong heritage and tourism component; the issues and challenges of implementing an integrated environment-heritage-community development management approach in urban and peri-urban planning in a port and rural context. The implementation of a variety of complementary strategies for integral urban and peri-urban development which favors such an approach. This is an intensive course that includes a two-week field trip (end of May-beginning of June) to the UNESCO heritage sites of Havana and the Viñales Valley and a field visit to the Historic District of Old Montreal. Preparatory activities (literature review, teamwork workshops) and follow-up (review-synthesis workshops) are planned. The students will be invited to a critical analysis based on a comparative Quebec-Cuba case study.

- Edge topics in environmental science (ENV956B) Professors René Audet, Laurie Guimond and Étienne Boucher (Nunavik, Québec, Canada) : April 29th to june 19th 2019 : 12 students.

This course aims, through an interdisciplinary approach, to put the student in contact with recent developments in fundamental and applied research in environmental sciences. These cutting-edge topics are presented by professors, guest speakers and students. Each presentation focuses on a few publications dealing with selected topics in environmental sciences, disciplinary and / or multidisciplinary in scope.

2018
- Forest ecosystem management / Aménagement des écosystèmes forestiers (ENV7010) Professor Pierre Drapeau (Abitibi, Québec) : April 30th to August 10th 2019 : 2 students (see the curse description above in 2019)

- Special subjects in environmental sciences / ENVIRONNEMENT,DEV. & PATRIMOINE (ENV773M)Professor Isabel Orellana and Alain Caron (QUEBEC-CUBA) : Mai 28th to june 8th 2018 : 12 students (see the curse description above in 2019)

- Edge topics in environmental science (ENV956A) Professors Marc Lucotte and Stéphane Tremblay : April 30th to june 20th 2018 : 13 students
Amazonia: environment, intervention and conservation

Doctoral course in environmental sciences (open to students, master's students)

This is an applied multidisciplinary course on the biophysical environments of the Amazon and on social issues in relation to the need to reconcile the conservation and development of this environment. More specifically, the objectives of the course are: understand the functioning of Amazonian ecosystems; address the natural and anthropogenic evolution of tropical environments; observe the impact of human activities and regional development on the functioning of Amazonian ecosystems; discuss the management and strategies adapted to the sustainable development of the Amazon; promote cultural and intellectual exchanges between students, Quebec and Brazilian students. This intensive course takes place during a two-week stay in the Brazilian Amazon, both in rural areas (valleys of the Tapajós and Amazon rivers) and in Belém (meetings with representatives, representatives of major Amazonian institutions working in research, in intervention and planning). Each theme is approached by a theoretical scenario then by concrete examples during the excursions. In addition to the professors from Quebec and Brazil, several resource persons working in the Amazon intervene during the course, making it possible to draw up a global portrait of the social and environmental issues of this environment. Numerous meetings are also planned with representatives, representatives of the riparian populations of the Amazon and the Tapajós (farmers and fishermen).

2017

- Forest ecosystem management / Aménagement des écosystèmes forestiers (ENV7010) Professor Pierre Drapeau (Abitibi, Québec) : May 1st to August 11th 2017 : 3 students (see the curse description above in 2019)

- Special subjects in environmental sciences / ENVIRONNEMENT,DEV. & PATRIMOINE (ENV773M) Professor Isabel Orellana and Alain Caron (QUEBEC-CUBA) : May 1st to june 21th 2017 : 12 students (see the curse description above in 2019)

- Edge topics in environmental science (ENV956B) Professors Alain Grenier and Étienne Boucher (Nunavik, Québec, Canada) : August 18th to September 2nd 2017 : 9 students.

This course aims, through an interdisciplinary approach, to put the student in contact with recent developments in fundamental and applied research in environmental sciences. These cutting-edge topics are presented by professors, guest speakers and students. Each presentation focuses on a few publications dealing with selected topics in environmental sciences, disciplinary and / or multidisciplinary in scope.


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