Courses, webinars and other resources

CMN is currently developing exciting new courses, webinars, and other opportunities for trainees involved in our funded research projects, as well as students, youth, and established researchers more broadly who are interested in mountain systems research. In the interim, and in recognition of the impacts on training of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have curated the list of recommended virtual training opportunities below. Please email with additional suggestions for consideration.


Mountains 101
Offered by University of Alberta
Mountains 101­­ is a broad and integrated overview of the mountain world. This 12-lesson course covers an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on the physical, biological, and human dimensions of mountain places in Alberta, Canada, and around the world.

Climate Change and Water in Mountains: A Global Concern
Offered by Université de Genève
This particular MOOC is inspired by the ACQWA Project and offers a better understanding of climate change, its impacts on the quality and quantity of water in mountain regions and the risks related to changing water resources. The course is taught by twenty-five instructors from five different countries and fourteen institutions.

Aboriginal Worldviews and Education
Offered by University of Toronto
Intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners, this course will explore indigenous ways of knowing and how they can benefit all students. Topics include historical, social, and political issues in Aboriginal education; terminology; cultural, spiritual and philosophical themes in Aboriginal worldviews; and how Aboriginal worldviews can inform professional programs and practices, including but not limited to the field of education.

Indigenous Canada
Offered by University of Alberta
Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.

LinkedIn Learning
Offers over 15,000 courses on in-demand professional development topics, including programming, data analysis, time management, project management, teamwork skills, and job hunting. Students and university staff may have free access through their universities. Some public libraries also offer free access to members. You can also sign up for one free month.

Unconscious bias training module
Offered by Canada Research Chairs / Government of Canada
This interactive module is designed to promote an understanding of unconscious bias and how it can affect the peer review process. It will also provide strategies for mitigating bias during the review process.


Other resources
Offered by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
With many learning institutions cancelling classes and moving to online delivery across Canada, our goal is to provide a curated list of resources on alternative approaches to teaching and learning.

EDGE Training
Offered by Mitacs
Provides advanced degree graduates and Mitacs program participants with access to courses that supplement their education and research experience with skills that are in demand from today’s workforce. Many EDGE courses are available online.