Story on new Climate Action course featured on McGill homepage

Published: 22 March 2023

Worried about the climate crisis? Want to learn about climate change from experts and explore what you can do about it?

McGill has a course for you.

The primary goal of FSCI198: Climate Crisis and Climate Actions is to enable students to find enough hope to want to engage with the climate crisis.

“We want students to see that there’s a place for them to take on climate action, so that they can have hope and agency, even if they don’t come into the course with that idea,” says Marcy Slapcoff of the Faculty of Science’s Office of Science Education (OSE), which developed the course.

Offered for the first time last fall, FSCI198 featured five instructors who taught the course simultaneously, simulating a panel of experts. Each instructor drew on their own research experience, in fields ranging from ice sheets and ecology to public policy and science communication. Their perspectives were complemented by an array of guest speakers.

These guest speakers included experts in sustainability and policy, Indigenous land defenders Eve Saint and Vanessa Gray, Mohawk Faith Keeper Kevin Ka’nahsohon Deer, and hockey great-turned-public servant Ken Dryden.

Read the full article on the McGill homepage.

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