UoGuelph to offer Bachelor of Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice

December 4, 2020
The University of Guelph's Ontario Agricultural College is launching a new environmental science program called the Bachelor of Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice (BIESP), inspired by the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. The program will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous approaches to environmental protection. Students will work directly with Indigenous communities and organizations and will participate in land-based instruction. “The BIESP program responds to the need to have scientists that can work ethically and meaningfully with Indigenous peoples and within multiple knowledge systems,” said Cara Wehkamp, special adviser to UoGuelph president Charlotte Yates on Indigenous initiatives. UoGuelph says this is the first degree program of its kind in Canada. UoGuelph (ON)