Haida Gwaii Semesters 

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Creating a new generation of natural resource leaders.


Developed for senior undergraduates interested in natural resources and the environment, Haida Gwaii Semesters provide students with an immersion opportunity to study in a remote,
resource-dependent community where the pressing social, cultural, ecological, political and economic issues facing natural resource managers around the globe converge at a local scale.

Students live on Haida Gwaii, attend lectures at the world-class Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay (“Sea Lion Town”) in Skidegate, tour the forests and landscapes of the islands, meet with local experts and knowledge-holders, and become part of the Haida Gwaii Community.


We're now accepting applications for the

2015 Fall Semester and 2016 Winter Semester,

apply today!




Thank you to Dafne Romero, Joseph Crawford and Andrew Wright (Parks Canada), Jags, Dr. Hilary Thorpe, and Erica Rae Reid for photos and video footage

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Out of Class Experiences Haida Gwaii Semester Fall 2013 Haida Gwaii Semester Fall 2012 Views of Haida Gwaii

“The Haida Gwaii Semester represents a tremendous opportunity for students to learn actively about a community, its surrounding forest, and their interdependence. UBC is pleased to be involved in this endeavour.”

~ Peter Marshall, Associate Dean, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia