This course is structured as a continuation from a Fall 2011 course, BIOM 4510, an independent study course taken by Josh Ostapchuk I supervised with Dr. Victoria Edge and Sherilee Harper. Josh will continue to work with the data from the Changing Climate, Changing Health, Changing Stories project to examine the impacts of climate change on the health and well-being of Elders and seniors in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, and further develop his research argument and deepen his data analysis. By the end of the course, Josh will produce an article for peer review, and a poster for presentation at academic conferences.
Building on previous research experience with this project through BIOM*4510, the curriculum for these courses is centred around the opportunity to further explore and analyze the observations and perceptions of climate change in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, which are held by seniors and Elders, and to study the impacts of these observations and perceptions on health and wellbeing. It is envisioned that by the end of this course, the student will have produced a paper to submit for publication in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal and a scholarly poster for presentation at academic conferences. In so doing, the student will have the opportunity to develop professional and transferable skills in academic writing, data analysis, scholarly paper construction, and the peer review process.
Course outline coming soon…