2018 Spring Institute

National Aboriginal Land Managers Association

The Department of Geography and Geology, in partnership with the National Aboriginal Land Managers Association (NALMA), is offering a special topics course during the 2018 Spring Institute.

GEOG 3996: Climate Change & Communities: Vulnerabilities, Impacts & Adaptations

This three credit course will provide students with an introduction to climate change within a geographical context, using a hands-on approach. By bringing together science and Traditional Knowledge, students will explore climate change from broad perspectives by including guest speakers, field trips, videos, group activities, and readings. Students will be introduced to climate processes, including what climate change is and how it works. The course will review climate impacts, such as forest fires, flooding, fisheries, and water resources. Students will learn about vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning to begin to strategize about appropriate responses to climate change. Students will be encouraged to explore climate change with respect to their own communities.

Registration Deadline

Monday, May 14, to receive your readings and pre-course assignment.

For more information or to register, contact regoffice@algomau.ca or 705-949-2301, ext. 4227/4264.


  • Mandatory orientation and BBQ: Sunday, May 27 from 4 – 7pm
  • Course dates and hours: May 28 – June 1, from 9am to 5pm each day


Total fees are $916.11 per 3-credit course for Canadian students plus an application fee of $50 for new Algoma University students.

The fee schedule listed is in effect for May 2017 – April 2018. Fees are subject to change May 1, 2018 as approved by the Board of Governors of Algoma University.

For New Students (optional)

The Student Success sessions “Zhii taadaa” (“Let’s Get Ready”), to prepare students for university, will be held on May 25 and 26, from 10am – 4 pm. No registration fee.

To register for “Zhii taadaa,” contact indigenous@algomau.ca or 705-949-2301, ext. 4815.


If you have further questions or need more general information about the course, contact geospring2018@algomau.ca.