NORTH BAY, ONTARIO, CANADA and GRENADA, WEST INDIES (May 8) — Canadore College has entered a partnership that will enable qualified Canadore graduates to earn their Bachelor of Science degree at St. George’s University in marine, wildlife, and conservation biology.
“We are excited to offer Canadore students the chance to study biology in a unique setting, at our campus in the Caribbean,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, President of St. George’s University. “Our program will equip them with the tools they need to thrive in careers in the life sciences and conservation.”
In order to qualify for the St. George’s program, Canadore graduates must have excellent academic records and a passion for marine and wildlife conservation. They can apply after completing their first two years of undergraduate study and receiving their Environmental Technician – Protection and Compliance diplomas. Admitted students complete the last two years of their education at SGU and earn a Bachelor of Science.
Students will focus on issues related to climate change, water conservation, and sustainability. SGU’s location will offer them ample opportunity to conduct groundbreaking field work in disciplines like marine biology, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, and conservation. They’ll also have access to research partners at Grenada’s Fisheries Division, the Marine Protected Areas Program, and the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation, the on-campus research institute developed with the goal of advancing health and environmental development through research and education programs.
“This is a tremendous academic pathway for our graduates,” said Derek Erickson, Professor in Canadore College’s School of Environmental Studies and Biotechnology. “St. George’s approach to personalizing education and their integration of experiential learning opportunities, in the natural Caribbean environment, are truly unique and invaluable.”
St. George’s University maintains academic partnerships with dozens of educational institutions in 13 countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
“SGU is committed to educating the next generation of leaders in health and the sciences from a global perspective,” said Dr. Olds. “We look forward to welcoming Canadore’s best and brightest to our campus for many years to come.”