How the Field School Works
As a fieldwork-based course, UEFS trains students on how to conduct in-depth, community-based research concerned with the social, political, cultural and economic lives of urban Vancouver residents. By immersing themselves in ethnographic research, students gain valuable experience linking hands-on research in the classroom to theoretical paradigms related to the study of migration, transnationalism, global diasporas and multicultural communities.
Students are placed in a local Neighbourhood House or community organization where he or she will conduct ethnographic field research. In collaboration with community partners, students develop final projects based on their experiences in the field and the needs of the organization.
The UEFS is a six-week, six-credit course that is held at the UBC Learning Exchange