UBC uses this innovation grant to investigate and compile a repository of good practices for enhancing the accessibility of
faculty-led and co-curricular programs like field schools in disciplines like conservation, geography, earth sciences, marine ecology and archaeology which are often physically and mentally demanding. A graduate students are doing this research and creating a new resource to be used by universities and researchers around the world to improve the accessibility of global field course activities and to support students pre/post travel.
Some of the funding allows faculty to pilot new methods/interventions to support accessibility in their programs, and to purchase necessary equipment or technology that can be shared across programs to enhance inclusion. Students are also able to access additional funding to cover costs incurred to support participation.