Community-led research examines ways to increase engagement with Indigenous students in schools
This research project studies the application of holistic Indigenous well-being frameworks in education. Working with the Peace Wapiti and Fort Vermillion school divisions, the goal is to enrich the Indigenous student experience, enabling them to better see their culture and values reflected in their education. This involves building partnerships with Indigenous students, teachers, Elders, community members and the schools’ Indigenous education co-ordinators.
Autism Spectrum Education, Research and Training Group (ASERT)
ASERT, based out of the Werklund School of Education, consists of researchers, clinicians and professionals interested in understanding autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and improving the lives of individuals with ASD, including barriers that may exist in education.
Teaching, learning and student experience
Experiential learning in sustainability
Campus as a Learning Lab is an innovative initiative with a focus on experiential learning and fostering a campus culture rooted in sustainability. Through the program, UCalgary staff, students and faculty members can use the campus as a lab to test and model innovative sustainability practices, leveraging its research, academic and operations functions. In the 2020-21 year, nearly 500 students participated in the program.
Certificate in Sustainability Studies
The Certificate in Sustainability Studies explores foundational principles to complex social, ecological and sustainable design problems through research and experiential learning. Using systems models, design thinking, and quantitative and qualitative methods, students learn how to work in teams to find solutions to complex sustainability problems at local, regional and global scales. They do so while working with sustainability practitioners and leaders from a variety of external organizations, sustainability and equity consulting firms, researchers, institutions, not-for-profits and practitioners.