Global Resource Systems <ul><li>The world is your home… </li></ul>T H E  B I G  P I C T U R E Global Resource Systems Make...
Overview <ul><li>Agricultural and natural resource systems from a global perspective  </li></ul><ul><li>Cultures </li></ul...
<ul><li>Where do you want to go? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want to Study? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s up to you… </li></ul>...
RESOURCE SPECIALIZATION <ul><li>Sustainable Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Food and Resource  </li></ul><ul><li>Economics <...
Regional specialization REGIONAL SPECIALIZATION <ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Asia  Pacific </...
<ul><li>Classroom study </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul>THEORY AND PRACTICE
ENRICHING CULTURAL EXPERIENCE <ul><li>Gain New Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Meet New People </li></ul><ul><li>Learn New P...
CAREERS <ul><li>International Trade Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Economist </li></ul><ul><li>Land Use Planner </li><...
Where are they now? <ul><li>David Coney: London School of Economics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ In short, I think the faculty’...
Where are they now? <ul><li>Eunae Lee: Researcher, Korea Environment Institute  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The GRS programs o...
HOW TO APPLY <ul><li>Two step process includes:  </li></ul><ul><li>Apply online using  application for re-admission, and/o...
A Different Learning Approach <ul><li>For more information: </li></ul><ul><li>Brent Skura or Roxana Quinde </li></ul><ul><...
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  • This is the last section. I got my degree in GRS, so I think it’s the best...
  • This program is for people who like languages, cultures, travelling. My husband is Mexican and I’m in chili pepper training for when I see my mother-in-law (Saying something personal really draws them in.)
  • You pick a part of the world that you want to learn about, learn the language, and probably go to. There’s a mandatory exchange in GRS where you go to another university for at least one semester. Mine was Latin America. And you pick one of the areas from Land Food and Community, any of the other things I talked about so far. Mine was international development.
  • These are photos of students working, volunteering and studying all around the world. Has anyone done any volunteering of any kind? Volunteering is good to remember for your resume: It shows that you are a caring person You get more experience You meet people/network which could get you a job some day It’s fun! ***Don’t forget to get a reference letter*** We’ve had students go to 6 out of 7 continents (not Antarctica)
  • I’m planning on working in local development for a couple of years, then I plan on applying for CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) so that I can do my childhood dream of “going to poor countries and helping them raise money.”
  • I’m planning on working in local development for a couple of years, then I plan on applying for CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) so that I can do my childhood dream of “going to poor countries and helping them raise money.”
  • There are a lot of reasons why I do this presentation. One of the big ones is that I really believe in what I’m saying. My last 2 years at UBC have been so amazing! I love the community, we only have 800 undergrad students. Do you know how many students there are in the rest of UBC? (40,000). Because we have so many “food” people, the community BBQ’s and dinners are always amazing with lots of cheap or free beer and wine. We have a famous beer garden with a mechanical bull. The classrooms you see in the movies where there are 200 or 300 students and the teacher is this big (show your thumb and forefinger) at the front lecturing for an hour… kinda like I’m doing now. In Ag Sci, we have another way of learning called Problem Based Learning. You are in a group with 5 to 7 other students, like we just did for the flipchart exercise and your professor is kind of like a “boss” would be out ther in the labour market and s/he gives your group a memo saying what s/he wants you to do. Like putting together a professional portfolio of information, design and present a PowerPoint show like this one, or make a web page of your findings. Anyone done PowerPoint or web design yet? It’s easy if someone shows you how. PBL is good because this is what working (in teams) will be like for a lot of us. Plus, it breaks up the routine of lecture courses.
  • GRS Introduction

    1. 1. Global Resource Systems <ul><li>The world is your home… </li></ul>T H E B I G P I C T U R E Global Resource Systems Make yourself at home in the world!
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Agricultural and natural resource systems from a global perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Theory and Practice </li></ul>OVERVIEW
    3. 3. <ul><li>Where do you want to go? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want to Study? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s up to you… </li></ul>Where and What It’s up to you! What Do You Want To Study? Resource Specialization Where Do You Want To Go? Regional Specialization
    4. 4. RESOURCE SPECIALIZATION <ul><li>Sustainable Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Food and Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>First Nations Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Systems </li></ul><ul><li>International Trade </li></ul><ul><li>and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Food Security </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Communities </li></ul><ul><li>And Many Others! </li></ul>
    5. 5. Regional specialization REGIONAL SPECIALIZATION <ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Asia Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>The Americas </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Classroom study </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul>THEORY AND PRACTICE
    7. 7. ENRICHING CULTURAL EXPERIENCE <ul><li>Gain New Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Meet New People </li></ul><ul><li>Learn New Problem-Solving Skills </li></ul>
    8. 8. CAREERS <ul><li>International Trade Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Economist </li></ul><ul><li>Land Use Planner </li></ul><ul><li>First Nations Resource Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Agriculture Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Based Tourism </li></ul>
    9. 9. Where are they now? <ul><li>David Coney: London School of Economics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ In short, I think the faculty’s emphasis on inter-disciplinary study coupled with rigorous academic achievement is right on the money, and gives GRS graduates both the profile to get hired, and the experience to follow through. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nathan Funk: Program Economist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Through GRS I obtained a global perspective on issues that many people in other faculties lack. Through the agricultural economics classes I was provided the base of information that I now apply daily to my job.” </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Where are they now? <ul><li>Eunae Lee: Researcher, Korea Environment Institute </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The GRS programs opened my eyes into wider world and allowed me to think globally and sustainable.. I learned many subjects such as economic, policy, conservation, soil science, sustainable development, biology, geology and hydrology etc, Environmental problems are not just coming from one section. Social aspects need to be met to sustain the earth and humans all together ” </li></ul><ul><li>Meredith Seeton: M.Sc student, University of Life Sciences, Norway. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I Went on exchange to the bike-friendly capital at Copenhagen’s KVL University in Denmark. travel to Botswana with a class and research a community-based womens’ organization called Kgetsie ya Tsie translated as: &quot;Together we carry a bag of locusts.&quot; Along with students from Denmark and around Southern Africa I was able to experience rural life in Botswana.  </li></ul><ul><li>And more! </li></ul>
    11. 11. HOW TO APPLY <ul><li>Two step process includes:  </li></ul><ul><li>Apply online using application for re-admission, and/or Faculty transfer in the Student Service Center before Feb 28 </li></ul><ul><li>Complete and submit a Letter of Intent </li></ul>
    12. 12. A Different Learning Approach <ul><li>For more information: </li></ul><ul><li>Brent Skura or Roxana Quinde </li></ul><ul><li>Global Partnerships Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, UBC 346-2357 Main Mall Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z4 Phone: (604) 822-0181 Fax: (604) 822-2184 www.landfood.ubc.ca/grs </li></ul>

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