Fall Semester winding down

  • Nov. 26, 2012 7:00 a.m.

Submitted by HG Higher Education Society–Over the past several months you may have noticed our intrepid Haida Gwaii Semester students exploring the beaches and forests – monitoring the decomposition of salmon at Tarundl Creek or trekking up mountains to observe the changing vegetation gradient. Perhaps you’ve seen them busily writing reports and papers in coffee shop corners, or taking a break from school and enjoying community events.It’s hard to believe that our very first Fall Semester is winding down and all of these vibrant students will soon be returning to their homes across the country, carrying their Haida Gwaii lessons and experiences with them, wherever they go.Before they depart, we are hosting a Final Symposium where each student will share their findings on a particular research question. It will be held on Fri., Dec. 14 from 12:00-3:30 pm at the Haida Heritage Centre. The afternoon will showcase a diverse range of engaging presentations. We encourage you to stop by and hear from these bright and inquisitive minds. Watch for our schedule to see which topics interest you most, or come for the whole afternoon!The success of our program is linked closely to the hard work and dedication of our students and instructors, but also to our many other supporters who so generously contribute their time, energy and funding. Thank you for joining our class to share your knowledge, for leading our students into the field, for attending our events and for opening your homes to these visitors. A big thank-you to Northern Savings Credit Union, BC Hydro, Vancouver Foundation and Opus Dayton Knight for your ongoing generosity. We look forward to more community integration with our upcoming Winter Semester in January.