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					 ACUPP / CIP / NRCan Climate Change Education Questionnaire

                                        Introduction

                                     GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS


This questionnaire comprises five sections, as follows:

       I.     Respondent information
       II.    Climate change course information
       III.   Information on courses outside planning school
       IV.    Future plans on climate change education
       V.     Opinion on climate change education

Note that Section II asks you to describe UP TO FOUR courses. However, if there are no relevant
courses, or less than four, you will not need to complete all of that section. The entire
questionnaire should take only about 10-15 minutes to complete.


As we do ask a few details regarding courses (e.g., course number and credits) it may be useful
to have a course calendar or catalog handy before commencing. Once completed, you may
print and fax the questionnaire, or email it if in electronic format, to:

       Jose Otero
       CIP Intern
       c/o McGill University School of Urban Planning
       Fax: 514-398-8376
       Email: jose.otero@mail.mcgill.ca


Please submit your responses by Friday, October 2nd, 2009. If you have any questions, concerns
or comments, contact either Jose at the above email address or Dr. David Brown, ACUPP’s
representative on CIP’s Climate Change Task Group at david.brown@mcgill.ca.

Thank you for your time and attention.

The Questionnaire begins on the next page.




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Questionnaire
                        Section I - Respondent Information


   1. Your name:

        Rhoda Thow




   2. Your title:

        Administrator




   3. The name of your planning school:

        School of Community and Regional Planning




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  Section II - Climate change course(s) at the planning school


   4. Does your planning school offer a course or courses devoted entirely or partially to the
      topic of climate change? (See note below)


              Yes:   √              No:


      NOTE:

      Count only those courses which discuss climate change planning in some depth, as a
      discrete planning problem. Count courses offered jointly with other schools or
      departments. DO NOT count courses offered by other departments or schools
      independently of the planning school.




                         *** INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUESTIONS 5 TO 40 ***


IF YOU ANSWERED 'YES' TO QUESTION #4, PLEASE USE THE NEXT FOUR PAGES TO PROVIDE
INFORMATION ON **** UP TO FOUR **** CLIMATE CHANGE COURSES OFFERED BY THE
PLANNING SCHOOL. PLEASE DESCRIBE EACH COURSE SEPARATELY. ONCE YOU HAVE DESCRIBED
EVERY RELEVANT COURSE PROCEED TO QUESTION #41.

IF THERE ARE NO RELEVANT COURSES AT THE PLANNING SCHOOL, PROCEED TO QUESTION
#41 DIRECTLY.




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                      Section II - Course information

   5. Please provide the following information about the course.

        Course number:              504   Title:               The Ecological Context of Planning

   6. Course description (e.g. from a course calendar):

         A planning-oriented approach to ecosystems theory emphasizing the structural and functional
         properties of the biophysical environment. Definition of the urban-centered region in terms of
         interregional flows and ecological accounts.

   7. Approximate % of lectures devoted to climate change issues:                             10



   8. Is the course required for students pursuing a degree in planning?             Yes:           No:
                 √

What is the number of credits assigned to course?

   9.

             1           2            3   √        4       5            6


   10. In what year was the course first offered and how often is it offered?

         1979



   11. On average, how many students enroll in the course each time it is offered?              20


   12. What are the primary degree programs of the students in the course?

         Planning degree and Architecture degree



   13. Has the course been terminated? Yes:                    No:               √

        If yes, please state why:




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  IF THERE - Course information: SECOND climate change course
Section IIIS NO OTHER RELEVANT COURSE, PROCEED TO QUESTION #41.

    14. Please provide the following information about the course.

       Course number:          590A              Title:   Land Use and Environmental Policy

    15. Course description (e.g. from a course calendar):

         How the three “Es” of sustainability shape our values with respect to land use; land use and its impact on the
         natural environment; land use and environmental policy in Canada and British Columbia; regional and city
         growth management and comprehensive land use planning; urban form and “Smart Growth”; ecological
         design and “green” building.


    16. Approximate % of lectures devoted to climate change issues:                                25



    17. Is the course required for students pursuing a degree in planning?                 Yes:            No:
                √

    18. What is the number of credits assigned to course?

            1              2            3    √       4           5           6


    19. In what year was the course first offered and how often is it offered?

         2009



    20. On average, how many students enroll in the course each time it is offered?
                        10
    21. What are the primary degree programs of the students in the course?

         Planning degree



    22. Has the course been terminated? Yes:                         No:               √

       If yes, please state why:



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 IF THERE IS NO OTHER RELEVANT COURSE, PROCEED TO QUESTION
Section II - Course information: THIRD climate change#41.  course

   23. Please provide the following information about the course.
                                                          Environmental Policy and Analysis: An introduction to Risk
      Course number:          599       Title:
                                                          Management and Decision Analysis
   24. Course description (e.g. from a course calendar):

        Determination of risks and values in environmental policy decisions.

                                  Course information
   25. Approximate % of lectures devoted to climate change issues:                             10



   26. Is the course required for students pursuing a degree in planning?            Yes:           No:
                √

   27. What is the number of credits assigned to course?

           1            2           3      √      4          5          6


   28. In what year was the course first offered and how often is it offered?

        1993



   29. On average, how many students enroll in the course each time it is offered?               10


   30. What are the primary degree programs of the students in the course?

        Planning degree and Institute for Environment Resources and Sustainability Degree



   31. Has the course been terminated? Yes:                      No:            √

      If yes, please state why:



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IF THERE IS NO OTHER RELEVANT COURSE, PROCEED TO QUESTION #41.
Section II - Course information: FOURTH climate change course
   32. Please provide the following information about the course.
                                                                  Introduction to Physical Planning & Urban
      Course number:           587B       Title:                  Design

   33. Course description (e.g. from a course calendar):

        Students in this class produce urban designs that meet the goals and policies produced at the end of the
        previous course, “Introduction to Physical Planning and Urban Design”. The previous course introduces the
        complexity of interrelated systems that enable the functioning of cities and challenges students to re-
        imagine these systems and the provision of the services provided by these systems in a post carbon world.


   34. Approximate % of lectures devoted to climate change issues:                               100


   35. Is the course required for students pursuing a degree in planning?               Yes:           No:
               √

   36. What is the number of credits assigned to course?

           1              2           3    √        4         5             6


   37. In what year was the course first offered and how often is it offered?

        1993



   38. On average, how many students enroll in the course each time it is offered?
                     10
   39. What are the primary degree programs of the students in the course?

        Planning degree



   40. Has the course been terminated? Yes:                   No:       √

      If yes, please state why:




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Section III - Information on courses OUTSIDE the planning school
                              school
    41. Are there courses OUTSIDE the planning school on climate change topics that planning
        students may take for credit?

              Yes:    √                 No:                Not to my knowledge:


       If yes, please indicate the name of the department, the course name and number and
       the instructor:
         YES - Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Geography,
         Fisheries, Liu Instittue, Institute of Asian Research, Faculty of Science,
         Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and a number of other units.
                                Course information




    42. Aside from formal courses, are there other ways that students in your school have the
        opportunity to learn about climate change planning issues and tools?

         Students learn about climate change planning issues through internships,
         and their research for their final project or thesis.




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Section IV- School’s plans on climate change course offerings

   43. Does the school have plans to expand its course offerings to cover climate change
       topics?

             Yes:   √                      No:



   44. If you answered 'Yes' to Question #43, please describe the school's plans to expand
       climate change course offerings (e.g., course format and content, instructor(s)
       responsible).

       YES - through funding provided by a SSHRC CURA on Climate Justice we will
       have a course on the link between Climate Change and Community resiliency.




   45. If you answered 'No' to Question #43, please describe briefly the reasons for not
       expanding the school curriculum on climate change topics.




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Section V - Opinion on climate change planning education

      46. The climate change course module CIP intends to prepare will be flexible, to facilitate
          inclusion within existing courses, such as environmental planning. Alternatively, it
          may be used as a short, stand alone instruction module. How would you consider
          using it in your program?

                                   As a stand-alone module                √

                           Inserted within existing course                √

          If to be inserted within another course, please identify that course. You may also
          provide additional comments:

           BOTH uses could be possible depending on the content.




      47. In your opinion, how important is the topic of climate change in the planning
          curriculum?

          Very important       √      Somewhat important               Not important


          Optional comments:



  Section V - Opinion on climate change planning education




                                   ******* END OF SURVEY *******

Please print and fax, or email, this form to:    Jose Otero, CIP Intern
                                                 c/o McGill University School of Urban Planning
                                                 Fax: 514-398-8376
                                                 Email: jose.otero@mail.mcgill.ca




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                       THANK YOU!




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