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Oct
4
Wed
Reading Week Course, Info Session @ HNES 138
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Reading Week Course, Info Session @ HNES 138

Advanced Topics in Environment and Health | ENVS4800 3.00
Instructor: Martin Bunch
Dates: February 17-26, 2018

During the 2018 Reading Week, the Faculty of Environmental Studies will offer an intensive “Ecohealth” course at York’s Las Nubes EcoCampus in 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.

Oct
10
Tue
Semester Abroad Info Session @ HNES 142
Oct 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Semester Abroad Info Session @ HNES 142

The Las Nubes Semester Abroad 2018 will take place between May and July 2018.
The emphasis of the courses is in experiential education, which includes fieldwork and visits to multiple locations in Southern Costa Rica.

At the information session, you can bring all your questions and meet some of the course instructors.

If you can not make it to this meeting, we will hold another info session on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 2:30-3:30 pm.

Nov
16
Thu
Semester Abroad Info Session @ HNES 142
Nov 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Semester Abroad Info Session @ HNES 142

The Las Nubes Semester Abroad 2018 will take place between May and July 2018.
The emphasis of the courses is in experiential education, which includes fieldwork and visits to multiple locations in Southern Costa Rica.

At the information session, you can bring all your questions and meet some of the course instructors.

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.

Apr
4
Wed
Semester Abroad, Final Mandatory Meeting @ HNES 140
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Semester Abroad, Final Mandatory Meeting @ HNES 140 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

At the meeting we'll discuss risk assessment forms, York International’s mobility award (YIMA) form, and details about the things that you should bring and not bring to Costa Rica.
At the meeting, you must pay the full course fee. Payments are payable to York University by money order or certified bank cheque.