The University of Northern British Columbia is offering an intensive field-based course in the biology of mosses and liverworts from May 1-6, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The University of Northern British Columbia is offering an intensive field-based course in the biology of mosses and liverworts from May 1-6, 2017. From our home base of the North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site situated at the mouth of the Skeena River in northwest BC, we will explore the morphology, diversity, and ecology of bryophytes through daily lectures, lab sessions, and fieldtrips to a range of spectacular habitats including coastal rainforests and peatlands.

This is a 3-credit course listed as BIOL 498 (Special Topics: Bryology) for undergraduates, or as NRES 698 for graduate students. Graduate students from other universities in western Canada (and possibly elsewhere) can apply for credit under the Western Deans’ Agreement. A qualified individual can also register for the single course under “interest only” or “audit” categories, but must apply for admission to UNBC if not already a UNBC student.

Instructor: Dr. Karen Golinski
Prerequisites: A first-year course in university-level biology
Costs: Tuition and expenses (including student fees and field school fee) will total about CAD $900 for existing UNBC undergraduate students; cost is closer to $650 if just auditing the course. An application fee of $37.50 or $76.10 (depending on whether international transcripts need to be evaluated) will be required for individuals who are not current UNBC students. Accommodations and kitchen use are available on-site for $40 per night.

For More Information about the course, please contact Karen Golinski at karen.golinski@unbc.ca
For assistance with UNBC admission and registration, or to make accommodation arrangements, please e-mail nw-info@unbc.ca or phone 250.615.5578

Categories: British Columbia, Learning Opportunities