Haida Gwaii
Online Learning


Haida Gwaii Online Learning Winter Term 2 2022

January 10th to April 8th, 2022

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HGSE 320A - Marine Conservation in British Columbia

Weekly synchronous classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 2:30pm Pacific

Building on successful experiences in marine conservation through a series of online lectures and talks, this class is designed to provide students the exposure to different perspectives and methodologies applied to the conservation of marine environments in British Columbia. Selected guest speakers will provide students with opportunities for real-world experience of local culture, tradition and history, local and community-led conservation initiatives, and marine protected areas.


HGSE 359 - Ecosystem Based Management Seminar

Weekly synchronous class Fridays from 10:00am to 1:00pm 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 analyze benefits and challenges of applying EBM in a real-world setting.


HGSE 361 - Fisheries Co-Management of the North Pacific Coast

Weekly synchronous classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 11:00am Pacific

Over the last two decades there has been a shift in the governance and management structures of fisheries that has given way to a broader approach that recognizes the participation of marine resource users, whether it be cultural, commercial or recreational, in shared decision-making. Through this process, co-management is now understood as involving the people closest to the resource in the design, implementation, and monitoring of management measures. Marine resource users are now empowered to become active members of the management group, with rights and responsibilities, by working in partnership with governments.

In the North Pacific Coast these users are represented by 17 First Nations, along with the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada. Through local guest speakers, this course offers perspectives on traditional fisheries and marine management by the Haida Nation within Haida territorial waters as well as the local settler fishing community of Haida Gwaii, insights from other Indigenous groups along the North Pacific Coast and from representatives of the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.