Environmental Ethics at the Fieldhouse

This summer the fieldhouse was the site for Emily Carr University’s Environmental Ethics class. For six weeks, led by Dr. Cartiere, the class explored numerous challenging ethical questions relating to the environment. Because we were able to base the class at Oak Park, we could take full advantage of our fieldhouse kitchen, so we covered many of the environmental questions through the lens of food!


We also had several field trips including a visit to City Farmer, UBC Farm and UBC Botanical Gardens. We also had to hand-on visits helping eco-artist Sharon Kallis at both the Means of Production Garden and at Kallis’s “field house” at Trillium North.

We always love a chance to collaborate with other Vancouver Parks projects and working with Sharon was truly inspirational for the students.