When it comes to supporting local, I have recently become aware that my choices can have positive impacts. In my earlier years, I never thought about who my purchases were supporting. I suppose you could say that I was a bit of a thoughtless consumer. It was only when I moved back to Vancouver Island in 2011 that I hopped on the bandwagon of supporting local. I started taking a good look at where my hard-earned dollars were going and who my purchases were supporting.
“All religions, arts, and sciences are branches from the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom” said Albert Einstein in 1937.
The global pandemic has changed many things about the way we live, including the ways we communicate. This increase of reliance on digital forms of communication comes with a marked increase in risk, according to cultural ecologist and philosopher Dr. David Abram.
A warm welcome to the new cohort of students entering the Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication at an extraordinary time in human history. While we all know the value of in-person learning, (especially on this stunningly beautiful campus), in response and responsibility to our collective health and well-being, our dedicated and talented faculty have made an innovative pivot to web-residency.