Dr. Shirley Thompson -Natural Resources Institute
204‑474‑7170  |  s_thompson@umanitoba.ca

Sustainable Manitoba - Course Outline (*.PDF)

Course Description

This course approaches local sustainability issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. By looking at the ecological, social and economic aspects from a variety of discipline perspectives, a fuller understanding of sustainability is achieved. The broad range of perspectives is achieved through participation of guest speakers from other faculties and outside of the university as well as excursions outside of the classroom.
Prerequisite: 60 credit hours

Certain threads that will be found throughout the course include the role of the arts in sustainability, aboriginal issues, social justice, human health, and landscape's relationship to identity.

As one small step towards living more sustainably, we ask that all students and guest speakers use only refillable beverage containers in class such as reusable coffee mugs and water bottles. Through education and small personal actions such as these, we can realize positive change.