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GSBN:Sustainable Building Design & Construction Curriculum
- To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
- Subject: GSBN:Sustainable Building Design & Construction Curriculum
- From: Chris Magwood TLSEditor@...
- Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 23:58:09 -0400
- Reply-to: "GSBN" GSBN@...
- Sender: "GSBN" GSBN@...
I'm writing to you because I have just finished the lengthy (and
sometimes frustrating!) process of writing a draft curriculum for a
college-level program on sustainable building design and
construction, tentatively and creatively called "Sustainable Building
Design and Construction." It is an intensive, 20-week,
certificate-level program to be offered at Sir Sandford Fleming
College here in Ontario. A few folks at the college have really stuck
their necks out and supported the development of this course, and now
we have to go face the bigwigs at the Ministry of Education who will
decide whether or not such a program should be offered and funded.
A part of our submission to the Ministry includes letters of support
from "the industry." If any of you "industry types" (ie, anybody
who's ever made a buck at this stuff!) would be interested in reading
the draft curriculum outline and, if it seems worthy of support,
write a letter, I'd be glad to forward you the document for your
viewing pleasure. I'm putting it out to the GSBN because there's
nothing that impresses Canadians more than having people from bigger
and better countries endorse something that might just happen here in
our own colony.
A good chunk of the document is language that the province requires
in all program submissions, so if you skip through the boring stuff
and check out the actual content, it's a pretty quick read.
We're on a bit of tight deadline, as our meeting with the provincial
officials is next week. Letters would have to be received (via email
is fine, emailed PDFs on letterhead are even better) by May 17th at
the latest. I know that's short notice at a busy time of the year,
but if even a couple GSBNers had the time, it would sure be great to
have your support.
Please respond directly to me at cmagwood@... if you'd like me
to send the document your way.
Pillaging and plundering of the curriculum for your own purposes is
entirely okay with me.
Chris Magwood / Camel's Back Straw Bale Construction
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