Mandatory for ASPIRE trainees but available to non-trainees, the two new graduate courses encourage the development of skills marketable in the Canadian restoration economy and worldwide, adding to your professional toolkit.
Environmental RESTORATION: PRACTICE AND POLICY
This course will focus on restoration of aquatic ecosystems. Students will be introduced to several aspects of restoration work including regulatory frameworks, public consultation, technical approaches and developing quality assurance/quality control frameworks.
ECMM 6024: New Venture Creation
This course will encourage entrepreneurship, commercialization, and marketing of the technologies and skills that ASPIRE trainees will have from working on restoration projects.
New Venture Creation is about entrepreneurship: the process of creating new businesses. It employs cases, experiential exercises, and a major project to expose students to the issues, problems, and challenges of creating viable new business. The project provides students with the opportunity, within the framework of a formal class, to explore and develop business ideas they have been considering or wish to investigate. The final output of the project is a feasibility study, business plan, and financing proposal for a new venture.