Haida Gwaii
Online Learning


Haida Gwaii Online Learning Fall 2020

September 8th to December 4th, 2020



HGSE 370 - Introduction to Resilience Theory in Community

Weekly synchronous classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am to 12:00pm Pacific

This course introduces students to foundations of resilience theory. The course explores the theory of social-ecological resilience as applied to cross-cultural community settings. Resilience will be examined across different scales: from individuals, households, communities, and beyond. That said, the focus in this course will be community and, as such, a resilience analysis will require an understanding of the historical evolution of a social-ecological system.


HGSE 371 - Re-storying History: Indigenous Perspectives

Weekly synchronous classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm Pacific

This course explores the diversity of Indigenous peoples of British Columbia and Canada and their unique histories. It begins with origin stories and oral histories and moves on to the histories and relationships that these Indigenous groups have with the federal, provincial, and territorial governments.


HGSE 359 - Ecosystem Based Management Seminar

Weekly synchronous classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am to 10:00am Pacific

Ecosystem based management (EBM) is “an adaptive approach to managing human activities that seeks to ensure the coexistence of healthy, fully functioning ecosystems and human communities” (Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area Plan, 2017). While the concept of EBM is well established in the academic literature, there remains a wide gap between theory and practice. Haida Gwaii provides rich examples, both terrestrial and marine, through which to analyse benefits and challenges of applying EBM in a real-world setting.