Haida Gwaii Semester

A microcosm of the world, Haida Gwaii is an unparalleled setting for students to learn first-hand about the complex social, cultural, political, ecological and economic issues facing communities around the globe, converging at a local scale.
The Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society (HGHES) offers several distinct Haida Gwaii Semesters; these are intensive 14-week programs designed for senior undergraduate students from a wide range of universities and disciplines. Each semester provides a full course load, including four courses that run in successive three-week blocks and a fifth project-based seminar offered weekly throughout the entire term.
While students attend classes at the award winning Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, they also explore the incredible natural environments, meet with local experts and knowledge holders, and become immersed in the Haida Gwaii community.
For more information, please visit the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society website.

Financial Aid

Please visit the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society website for a list of all aid opportunities.
For 2018 and 2019, through the support of one of our donors, the Faculty of Forestry is able to offer four (4) travel grants of $6,000 each to offset the cost of this educational experience. All UBC students are eligible for these grants. Please contact Chiara Longhi for more details.


Haida Gwaii Semesters (web)