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Jan
17
Wed
Reading Week Course, Final Mandatory Session @ HNES 140, York University
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Reading Week Course, Final Mandatory Session @ HNES 140, York University | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

All students participating in the Reading Week Course 2018 must attend this orientation mandatory session.

Jan
24
Wed
Semester Abroad Mandatory Session @ HNES 140
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Semester Abroad Mandatory Session @ HNES 140 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

All students participating in the Semester Abroad must attend this mandatory session.

Feb
17
Sat
Reading Week Course: ENVS4800A, Advanced Topics in Environment and Health @ Las Nubes EcoCampus
Feb 17 @ 8:30 am – Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm
Reading Week Course: ENVS4800A, Advanced Topics in Environment and Health @ Las Nubes EcoCampus | San José Province | Costa Rica

The ‘ecohealth approach’ or ‘ecosystem approach to health and well-being’ is an applied approach based on principles of systems thinking, transdisciplinarity, participation, gender and social equity, knowledge-to-action, and sustainability. In this course, participants will move from understanding environment and health relationships to apply these principles in the design of collaborative interventions that produce “co-benefits” – simultaneously improving human health/well-being and ecosystem health.

This is a useful course for students who are interested ecosystem/environmental management, international development practice, conservation, global health, environment and health, applied systems thinking, food sovereignty and security, participatory methods, social innovation, environmental problem solving, and more.

This Ecohealth course will focus on the case study of “linking heath, environment and community in the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor”, with multiple field visits in the region. However, the projects that course participants will develop can be associated with any environment and health situation in any location.

The course fee is CAN$1,100. This fee includes all in-country transportation, room and board, and park entrance fees that are part of course programs. Students are responsible for paying their own flight fare and travel insurance, as well as any personal expenses. Course costs are not the same as tuition costs. Students must be registered in the 2018 Winter term in order to register for this course.