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Looking for an education that will prepare you to make a difference in your community, country and the world?

The Global Resource Systems (GRS) program at The University of British Columbia allows students to do just that. Undergraduate students study science in the context of a region of the world, gaining an understanding of agricultural and natural resource systems from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The curriculum involves a “double major” – a resource specialization and a regional specialization.

For the regional specialization, students focus on Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe or the Americas. They develop cross-cultural sensitivity through language and culture courses and a period of learning in the region. For the resource specialization, students focus on one resource discipline, such as Global Health, Food Security, International Trade and Development or they choose courses from different disciplines related to a resource theme, such as environment or sustainable agriculture.

The program is learner-centered, allowing students maximum flexibility to “take charge” of their education. They graduate with international understanding, problem-solving skills, and a sense of their place as partners in creating a sustainable world.