Co-Creating Aquatic Science

Credit Value
3 credits

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Term 2 – VIRTUAL

This course, co-created with members of the Haida Nation, will train and empower the next generation of researchers seeking to co-create science for the betterment of aquatic systems.

Co-Creating Aquatic Science is an interdisciplinary, multi-generational, and profoundly relational course. Offered virtually for the first time in January 2023 as a special topics course, we encourage applications by December 1 from prospective students and learners of all levels.

Note: Enrolment in this course is selective, to keep the course small so that classes remain comfortable, conversational, and geared towards cultivating relationships. We have reserved half of the seats for Indigenous learners and have some funding available to sponsor Indigenous students.

Course Organization

The curriculum and assignments centre community research needs, interests, and priorities. The course will be taught by Dr. Andrea Reid (Nisga’a Nation) and a community-based instructor, and will feature guests and knowledge-holders (leaders, scientists, and community members), with emphasis on knowledge-holders from the Haida Nation. Students will work together to complete a “priority project” benefiting the Haida community. The course will end with an in-person capstone gathering (contingent on public and local health orders).


Dr. Andrea Reid
Community-based instructor (TBA)

Please direct any questions to Sara Cannon.