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Research Assistant, Environmental Stewardship

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : University of British Columbia: Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Acronyme : UBC: IRES
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : The mission of the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability is to foster sustainable futures through integrated research and learning about the linkages among human and natural systems to support decision making from local to global scales. The IRES transdisciplinary Resource Management and Environmental Studies graduate program research foci is water resources, coastal zone management, land use (agriculture, forestry, mining) and environmental quality, eco-risk and innovations of sustainable development. IRES encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among the faculty, departments and centres at UBC, as well as other institutes and programs undertaking resources management and sustainable practices research in Canada and around the world. It attempts to break away from the restrictions imposed by the traditional compartmentalization of research, and transcends disciplinary boundaries in its search for solutions. In its research, IRES recognizes the linkages between environment and development issues, and the concept of sustainable development implies the need to connect environmental imperatives directly to economic and social priorities. The IRES mandate focuses on these linkages, seeking ways to integrate the environment, economy and social institutions.
Adresse : Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory
427-2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia,
V6T 1Z4
FAX: (604) 822-9250
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Personne ressource : Roberta Nouari
Courriel : iresinterns@ires.ubc.ca
Pays : Afrique du Sud
Ville : Mpumalanga
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : The Grow For Life development programme aims at improving the well being and minimizing the risk to orphaned and vulnerable children in Mpumalanga through strengthening family and community structures. By working with men, women, youth and children who are confronted on an everyday basis with the consequences of poverty, and more recently the spread of HIV/AIDS, this comprehensive programme not only provides immediate support to OVCs, but generally addresses long-term, practical solutions for at-risk households. The programme encourages awareness and personal responsiblity towards the natural, social and economic environment.

In Canada

The intern is expected to research and familiarize him/herself with the unique challenges and issues facing vulnerable persons and communities in Mpumalanga.


The IRES intern will work as part of the Ecolink team at the Mhlalanyoni Early Childhood Development Centre (the first environmental education early childhood development centre in South Africa) to provide the children of Mpumalanga with the skills and experience needed to grow up conserving, maintaining and sustaining their natural environment.

The intern will:

- evaluate the current environmental education curriculum, assessing its effectiveness in encouraging environmental stewardship in young children; and

- take existing environmental education tools and adjust them so that they are appropriate for children ages four to six.
Organisation d'accueil : Ecolink
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Ecolink is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that aims to alleviate poverty. Ecolink's mission is to respond to the needs of individuals, households and communities with integrity and efficiency and to foster respect and responsibility for the natural and social environment thus restoring pride, dignity and self esteem.