Terrestrial Research on Ecosystems & World-wide Education & Broadcast || An Innovative Graduate Training Program
TerreWEB students have the unique opportunity to conduct research in their UBC home departments while participating in TerreWEB training initiatives. Training initiatives for graduate students include research projects on global change and communication research. Workshops, new course development and laboratory and institution rotations (internships) with collaborating institutions in Canada and abroad are all applications of the TerreWEB program.
TerreWEB students have the opportunity learn how to effectively communicate science. The program will train other Masters’ and Ph.D. students from various backgrounds to become better communicators of their global change research, using TV, film, internet, mobile applications and more, in order to benefit the general public and contribute to a “greener future”.
The TerreWEB program will allow students to develop a broad network of contacts with industry, governmental- and non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, and academia world-wide.
TerreWEB also collaborates closely with two other NSERC CREATE programs at UBC, namely BRITE (Biodiversity Research: Integrative Training & Education) and WoW (Working on Walls – biosynthesis of plant cell walls and the practical implications of cell wall research). The three CREATE programs will be sponsoring collaborative workshops that focus on scientific filmmaking and media workshop for graduate students, including teaching and marketing strategies for global change science research.
Since global change is of interest to us all, TerreWEB is all-inclusive, thus graduate students and their supervisors with research focusing on terrestrial ecosystems and communication of their research findings are invited to become a part of TerreWEB. Currently TerreWEB incorporates 11 UBC faculties from across the campus.
TerreWEB aims to develop a new breed of scientists who will emerge with integrated training in natural sciences research, behavioral decision research and science communication.