Access and Inclusion

A body of water with algae floating on top. There is twigs, plants, and rocky sand under the water. The top of image has leafy trees reflected in the water. The bottom of the photo shows the bank with grass and leafy plants.

Enhancing Access and Inclusion in Environmental Humanities

Part of the work of the FEELed Lab is to work towards better access and inclusion in environmental humanities work – this includes teaching, research and community engagement.

In 2022, we applied for a SSHRC Insight Development Grant to research practices and strategies for enhancing access and inclusion at other environmental humanities labs and centres, and to monitor and improve how we do this our own work as well. While our grant application was not successful, we will try again next year – and in the meantime, keep working towards these objectives. For example, one practice that we are continuing is including options for remote and/or alternative modes participation in our Fringe Natures events.

In 2022, we were also awarded an ALT-2040 grant to develop an undergraduate course that focuses on environmental humanities methods for “attuning to place” – and a significant element of this work will be developing good practices for access and inclusion within these pedagogies. You can read more about this project here.

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