In this course, students will be introduced to the request for proposals (RFP) competitive bid process as a demonstration of how academic skills can be translated to professional practice. The core task of this course is responding to a RFP as an interdisciplinary team. This task embraces the scholar-practitioner model upon which the NSERC CREATE for Water Security program is based through engaging the consulting industry, municipal and federal governments, and Indigenous peoples. Students will engage in brief and organized virtual field site visits to learn about integrative science / problem solving. Students will also learn how to translate water science to decision makers. We welcome graduate students apart of the CREATE for Water Security program, the Global Water Futures initiative, as well as those water science students from other programs interested in developing their professional practice skills.

This course will be offered March 1 - 5, 2021, remotely. The course will be instructed by Drs. Cherie Westbrook, Bram Noble and Tariq Munir.

Registration in GEOG 829.3 through the University of Saskatchewan is now open! Please contact Ms. Phyllis Baynes <> for registration details.