University of Victoria Geography Clayoquot Field School - January 2019

This geography field school consists of six intensive, field-based courses for third and fourth year geography students and individuals with equivalent life experience, particularly those from Ahousaht, Tla-o-qui-aht or Yuułuʔiłʔath First Nations.


January 04 - April 12, 2019


University of Victoria and Raincoast Education Society




The Clayoquot Sound Field School is a semester-long field school comprised of six intensive, experiential, field-based geography courses. All students will stay at the on-site field station (no exceptions). Students will share rooms and have access have access to a common kitchen and living area. Students are responsible for their meals and for transportation to and from Tofino.

Students will be registered in the following classes:

  1. Geog 388 - Clayoquot Sound and Nuu-chah-nulth Geograpies. Instructor: TBD
  2. Geog 391 A04 - Coastal Meteorology. Instructor: Shannon Fargey
  3. Geog 424 - Field Studies in Coastal Geomorphology. Instructor: Eva Kwoll
  4. Geog 487 - Advanced Landscape Ecology: Rainforest ecology and management. Instructors: Andy MacKinnon and Gisele Martin
  5. Geog 391 A05 - Coastal Planning. Instructor: Rosaline Canessa
  6. Geog 453 - Coastal and Marine Resources: Community-engaged conservation. Instructor: Dan Harrison



Students will have third or fourth-year university standing and meet the pre-requisites of the courses being offered, or request special permission from the department based on relevant life experience. For University of Victoria Geography student applicants, this is designed primarily as a capstone experience for senior students. Multiple positions in this field school will be allocated to interested students from Ahousaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, or Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nations in which the field school experience occurs. This field school will involve outdoor activities that will at times be physically demanding, such as hiking over rough or steep terrain. Applicants must mention if they have any accessibility needs that may affect their ability to participate in these activities.

Course fee:

$6000 field school fee + tuition (approximately $3500). Applicants can apply for financial support. Selected individuals from Ahousaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nations will receive scholarships.

How to register:

To apply, submit a complete application and waiver package, along with a $1000 deposit to the University of Victoria Geography Department by email to or in person to room B203 of the David Turpin Building.

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