Case Studies

Who belongs in the outdoors doing fieldwork?

Who belongs in the outdoors doing fieldwork?

You teach a first year geology course. A program advisor in your department comes to you with a concern that was brought up by a female student in your course. According to the program advisor, the student is really enjoying the course and has decided she wants to major in geology. However, she doesn’t feel that she “belongs” in the discipline…

Writing as the test of knowledge?: Towards more inclusive course design

Writing as the test of knowledge?: Towards more inclusive course design

This case study scenario illustrates a common missed step in course design, especially among instructors who were trained in disciplines that traditionally rely on one particular form of assessing student learning (in this case, writing). One of the key guiding principles of learner-centred course design is to align three features of a course…

What I Learned In Class Today

What I Learned In Class Today

You are teaching a second year political science class. At the start of each class, you open with a short discussion topic on relevant news in the media and its’ impact on Canadian politics as a way for your students to apply theory to practice. A student in your class, Karen, brings up the two verdicts of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine and how these two verdicts have been all over her social media…

Forest Resource Management in Harrop-Procter Community Forest, BC, Canada

Forest Resource Management in Harrop-Procter Community Forest, BC, Canada

Harrop-Procter Community Forest (HPCF) is located in the small communities of Harrop and Procter in southwestern British Columbia (BC), Canada. It covers 11,300 hectares of Provincial Forest Crown land…

Forest management in Ban Thung Yao Community in Thailand

Forest management in Ban Thung Yao Community in Thailand

Ban Thung Yao village is located in the Lamphun province of Northern Thailand. Members of the community have been managing the forests since their settlement in 1915. They depend on the forest to extract both …

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The contribution of community forest to Yoe Sone Community Forestry, Wan Twin Township, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

Yoe Sone Community Forestry, located at Dry Zone Region of the Myanmar, had become a successful model of the country because of its improved livelihood and sustainable …

The Ktunaxa First Nations versus the proposed Jumbo Ski Resort: customary claims versus the Province of BC, Canada

The Ktunaxa First Nations versus the proposed Jumbo Ski Resort: customary claims versus the Province of BC, Canada

n 1991, Glacier Resorts Ltd. submitted a proposal for the development of the Jumbo Glacier Resort, a year-round…

The implications for forests and people of the tenure changes in Longquan, Zhejiang Province, China

The implications for forests and people of the tenure changes in Longquan, Zhejiang Province, China

A long period of poor life forces central governments make a change and Longquan get the chance become better. After hard exploration, the new policy: Household plots and …

Community-based forest management: the collective forest tenure reform in Jiewen village, Fujian province, China

Community-based forest management: the collective forest tenure reform in Jiewen village, Fujian province, China

This case study examines the community-based forest management and the collective forest tenure reform in Jiewen village, Wuping county, Longyan city, Fujian province, China.

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Assessing the management of Awa communal lands by the Awa Federation of Ecudor

The Awá, an indigenous nation whose traditional territory extends across the border of the modern-day nation-states of Colombia and Ecuador, have been working for decades to preserve their traditional way of life, as well as the lands and waters…