My vision for ENVR was to learn about ecosystems and sustainability in ways that weren’t obvious.
Values I found important when venturing into this class was the willingness to learn, have my mind changed, and be open to sharing my thoughts with my peers.
An intervention would be to foster a similar approach to learning in other classes because I really enjoyed my time in ENVR 430 every Friday, as it has probably been the only class at UBC that has nurtured my pursuit in exploring my own values and visions of the world through a unique lens of factors that link ecology and sustainability. I came into class everyday knowing that I would be guided in the right direction, eager to learn, and explore issues without a fear of scrutiny or judgement. I think the sheer density of what I have learned is something that I will always carry with me and will serve me well in any vertical I venture into. I now have an invaluable arsenal of knowledge about the environment, climate change, and sustainability through the dissection of these issues at the systemic level which will be relevant conversations for many years to come. I am leaving this class with a new appreciation of climate change issues, some of which I have changed my stance on simply due to previous misconception or lack of understanding surrounding the topic. Thank you Kai, Dana, and everyone in the class for making this experience so wonderful!