News for Future graduate students

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

First Master of Development Practice students embark on summer abroad

MDP Students posing with Mark Kielburger of Free The Children

Elizabeth Lougheed and Scott Bohachyk in Botswana with Free the Children's Craig Kielburger (centre)

The first class of the School of Environment Enterprise and Development’s (SEED) MDP program has now gone abroad to complete their field placement projects in developing countries. The three- month practicum allows the students to head out into the world and apply the knowledge  learned in their first two terms of course work.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Social Innovation graduates set to change the world

Frances Westley speaks in front of banner reading "SiG - Social Innovation Generation."

For the past nine months, they’ve been guinea pigs. Now the members of the first graduating class of the Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation will be Trojan horses, unleashing their tools and ideas for social innovation in “situations that are pretty rigid, pretty resistant to change.”

Friday, May 4, 2012

Votes needed for MEB student's project to grow food in northern B.C.

Woman stands in front of a row of shipping containers

Karen Mason-Bennett, an MEB student, hopes to use shipping containers, not these, to grow food. Her organization needs votes to win $1000,000 for the project.

What would it take to produce fresh local food year-round in northern B.C.? A master’s of environment and business (MEB) student thinks she has the answer, and believe it or not, it involves old shipping containers. All she needs to make it happen are clicks.

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