Sustainable Resource Management courses are designated by SRMG.
Sustainable Resource Management I: Marine and Terrestrial Environments
is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of sustainable resource management, including marine and terrestrial environments. The course focuses on sustainable practices rather than profit or resource extraction optimization. First Nations’ perspectives will also be considered.
PR: Geography 1050 or the former Geography 1000
Sustainable Resource Management II: Industry-Specific Approaches
develops the topics presented in Sustainable Resource Management 2000 with reference to specific industries such as the fishery, forests, mining, oil and gas, soils, and water. This course traces the importance of resources in their historical context both locally and globally.
PR: SRMG 2000
Regional Planning and Management
is an introduction to the concepts and processes of regional planning, development, and management. The course addresses planning history and dominant historical contributions to regional, urban, and rural morphology. Planning theory, planning practice, and management strategies are studied.
Environmental Planning and Management
focuses on balancing economic growth and environmental objectives. Environmental risk analysis, environmental auditing, and First Nations’ perspectives will also be studied.
PR: SRMG 3000
focuses on the three dimensions of biodiversity (genetic diversity, species diversity, and ecosystem diversity) and their relationships. Biodiversity will be addressed from an interdisciplinary perspective as genes, species, and ecosystems are of economic and biological interest.
Remote Sensing, Image Interpretation, and Resource Management
builds on topics introduced in Environmental Studies 2000 and Environmental Studies 3001. The course addresses the use of remotely-sensed images to track the location, health, and variety of natural resources such as forests, crops, and migratory populations. The lab component of the course employs GIS, GPS, satellite imagery, and aerial photography to address research concerns such as oil spills, forest fire management, iceberg tracking, ocean temperature monitoring, mining exploration, and oil and gas development.
Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Resources
presents an interdisciplinary approach to renewable and non-renewable energy resources and their management. The course examines the existing industrial economy’s dependence on fossil fuels and studies renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, and geothermal.
PR: SRMG 2000
Risk Assessment and Management
is an introduction to risk assessment and management as interdisciplinary processes.
PR: Environmental Studies 4000
is an introduction to laws protecting the environment in Canada and elsewhere. The course examines environmental rules and activities through the study of legal precedents and contexts. Laws and policies of the federal, provincial, and local levels of government (including those pertaining to First Nations) are addressed insofar as they affect the environment. Case studies are employed.
PR: Environmental Studies 1000
Research Seminar in Sustainable Resource Management
is the senior seminar in which selected sustainable resource management topics are examined from an interdisciplinary perspective. The seminars are presented on current research and environmental issues by faculty, students, and guest speakers from universities, government, and industry.
PR: Enrolment in the final year of the Sustainable Resource Management program or permission of the Program Chair.
Special Topics in Sustainable Resource Management
will have topics to be studied announced.
Independent Research Project
requires that students carry out an approved project on a topic in Sustainable Resource Management and prepare a major paper under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will undertake both a systematic literature review and independent research.
PR: Permission of the Sustainable Resource Management Chair