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Field Schools

NWCC gives you a unique way to get university credits and experience northwest BC's incredible history, culture and environment.

Our intensive spring and summer field schools incorporate a full semester of learning into just a few weeks.

Enrol today. It could potentially change your life.  

Upcoming Field Schools

Coast Mountain Ecology

NEW! Explore the diversity of our regional ecosystems as you spend two weeks studying temperate rainforest and alpine, aquatic, and riparian systems.

COURSE | 3 credits:
BIOL 211 – Principles of Ecology

DATES:  May 2-15, 2018

INSTRUCTORS:  Catharine White


Sense of Place:  Gitga'at Territory Seaweed Camp

NEW!  Experience the spectacular geography of the northwest coast while you participate in traditional seafood harvesting and processing.

COURSES | 6 credits:
WMST 102  –  Introduction to Women Studies
GEOG 225  –  Regional Geography of British Columbia

DATES:  May 14-26, 2018

INSTRUCTORS:  Christine Carr and Hondo Arendt



An opportunity to learn outside, improve field research skills, and experience the culture and environment that makes our region unique.

COURSES | 6 credits:
BIOL 208 – Biology of Plants
GEOG 210 – Environments and Society

DATES: May 26 to June 9, 2018

INSTRUCTORS:  Catharine White and Matt Beedle


Permaculture Design

NEW!  Learn how to create sustainable communities through the process of permaculture design. During this two-week intensive study you will complete a variety of outdoor activities, lectures and visits to field sites.

COURSE | 3 credits:
SUST 120 – Introduction to Permaculture

DATES:  June 11-27, 2018

INSTRUCTOR:  Ken Shaw with guest lecturer Delvin Solkinson


Criminal Justice

NEW! Work alongside members of the RCMP as they investigate a crime scene. Experience what it is like working in the criminal justice system of Canada.

COURSE | 3 credits:
CRIM 131 – Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

DATES:  June 11-29, 2018

INSTRUCTOR:  Michael Brandt



Rainforests and Coastal Communities

NEW!  Gain knowledge of both geography and ecology while being immersed in one of the most ecologically and environmentally diverse places on earth.

COURSES | 6 credits:
GEOG 111 – Introduction to Geography
BIOL 191 – Introduction to Ecology

DATES: July 3-13, 2018

*Reserved for high-school students or recent high-school graduates


People of the Skeena

Immerse yourself in the rich and amazing Gitxsan culture and history while learning the preparation of smoked salmon and weaving of cedar in an outdoor classroom.

COURSE | 3 credits: 
ANTH 270 – Traditional Knowledge in Practice

DATES: August 7-14, 2018

INSTRUCTOR: Sheree Ronaasen


Stewart / Telegraph Creek

Experience local First Nations culture while developing an appreciation for a wide variety of geomorphological processes and landscapes.

COURSES | 6 credits:
ANTH 202 – Indigenous Cultures in Transition
GEOG 203 – Geomorphology

DATES:  August 18-31, 2018

INSTRUCTORS:  Sheree Ronaasen and Gordon Weary


Future Field Schools

Explore our additional Field Schools and check back for upcoming schedules.

Haida Gwaii

Experience the culture and history of the amazing Haida people and explore the unique ecology of the archipelago.

COURSES | 6 credits:
BIOL 201 – Invertebrate Zoology
ANTH 270 – Traditional Knowledge in Practice

DATES: Check back soon!

INSTRUCTORS: Catharine White and Sheree Ronaasen


Icefields to Oceans

Learn about geomorphology by examining the unique landscapes of northwestern BC and the inside passage of southeastern Alaska.

COURSES | 6 credits:
GEOG 210 – Environments and Society
GEOG 203 – Geomorphology

DATES: Check back soon!

INSTRUCTORS: Matt Beedle and Gordon Weary


Relationships and Language: Truth and Reconciliation in North Western BC

Learn about the early relationships between First Nations people and European newcomers and explore language restoration and revitalization.

COURSES | 6 credits:
FNST 120 – Aboriginal Languages - Preservation & Revitalization
HIST 213 – History of British Columbia 

DATES: Check back soon!

INSTRUCTORS: Christane Carr & Hondo Arendt


Rural Challenges in Marketing

Get out of the classroom to perform research and assist local organizations in designing a marketing strategy.

COURSE | 3 credits:
MARK 150 – Introduction to Marketing

DATES: Check back soon!

INSTRUCTOR:  Annette Sorensen 


Skeena Watershed Ecosystems

Explore environmental factors that determine the distribution and function of local ecosystems that extend from the alpine to river valleys.

COURSE | 3 credits: 
GEOG 202 – Geography of Ecosystems 

DATES: Check back soon!