The Geography program at UNBC offers innovative, high-quality learning experiences for UNBC students and students outside the university through our Geography Field School courses. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted our ability to offer field schools in 2020 and 2021. Dr. Joseph Shea is now organizing a regional, BC- focused physical geography & geomatics-focused field school for May 2022 & Dr. Catherine Nolin now plans the field school to Guatemala for May 2023. Details below.
We regularly offer students the opportunity to participate in field schools that are held in intriguing locations in Canada and around the world, including Guatemala, Peru, South Africa, and Death Valley in the southeastern United States.
Students learn in a wide range of settings using different methods including lectures and seminars, dry labs, wet labs, and data capture in the field. Our field schools enable students to apply field methods in both physical and human geography toward an integrated study of local and global environments.