Location Change for BBRM Environment Management Major Announced


Starting in the Fall 2014 semester, the environmental management major of the bachelor of bio-resource management (BBRM) degree will be based at the Guelph campus.

Previously, students spent the first two years of the program at the University’s Ridgetown campus and moved to the Guelph campus to complete their third and fourth years.

The change is intended to eliminate the duplication of course offerings at the two campuses; duplicating courses is not fiscally efficient at the current enrollment, says Prof. Jonathan Schmidt, associate dean (academic) of the Ontario Agricultural College. “We believe in the quality and relevance of the program and needed to ensure efficient and sustainable delivery.”

The change involves location only, and will not substantially impact program offerings or learning outcomes, Schmidt says.

Students currently in their first year of the program will be able to complete their second year at Ridgetown Campus.

The program will also continue to be a receptor for credit transfer pathways for environmental technician and technology diploma graduates, as part of the “Pathways” program.

The Pathways program was designed to help community college students province-wide, including streamlining admission processes and clearly recognizing transfer equivalency.

 More information about the Pathways program is available online.

Students who have questions about the BBRM program should email Melinda Vanryn, BBRM Program Counsellor, mavanryn@uoguelph.ca.