Haida Gwaii
Online Learning


Haida Gwaii Online Learning Fall 2020/Winter 2021

The Haida Gwaii Institute (HGI) is adapting select courses to be offered online this fall 2020 and winter 2021. Continue working on your education from the comfort and safety of your own home, while drawing lessons and insight from Haida Gwaii. In staying true to the HGI mission of providing transformative education inspired by Haida Gwaii, and our values, including our community and place-based approach to education, our online courses will draw upon lessons from Haida Gwaii using many of the same pedagogical approaches as our face to face programs. While we can’t extend an invitation to study with us in person at this time, we are working to showcase elements of HGI’s transformative education in a creative and engaging online platform.



Eligibility & Online Teaching and Learning Approach

Our courses are 300-level or third year undergraduate, which means they cater to individuals with at least two years of post-secondary experience who are comfortable with the workload that comes with upper division courses. However, we do not have any set pre-requisites and as such our courses are open to individuals with other kinds of academic, personal, or professional experience that would make them well suited candidates for these courses. If you are interested in the content and committed to the learning process, we invite you to register. For questions or to discuss your eligibility, please reach out to our team at hg.institute@ubc.ca

For each online course we will be implementing a balanced approach of synchronous and asynchronous sessions including live lectures, guest speakers, group discussions and activities, blended with online self-directed learning, and exploration of case studies. Synchronous sessions will happen weekly over the course of the term. We will also provide virtual tours of places such as the Haida Gwaii Museum and Haida Heritage Centre, where our face-to-face Skidegate classroom is located, as well as a selection of other field sites, such as Spirit Lake Trail, and the Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary.

You can register for one course, or all of them. There is no requirement to take all the courses. There are limited available seats in these courses and we encourage you to register early. We will confirm your registration on a first come first served basis, until all seats have been filled. To register, simply fill out this registration form, and a member of the HGI Team will respond to you within one business day.

To see the 300-level third year undergraduate course offerings this fall 2020 and/or winter 2021, please click the corresponding link below:

Fall 2020 (3 courses) September 8th to December 4th, 2020

Winter 2021 (5 courses) January 7th to April 8th, 2021

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If you are looking for information on HGI online professional development programming, please click here.