INDS 525

Technology, Wilderness, and Creation

Course Description

Embark on an eight-day voyage through Gulf Islands in replicas of eighteenth-century boats, while studying the impact that technologies—both traditional and modern—have had and continue to have upon the Christian life. Row, sleep beneath the stars, watch seals and otters, and contemplate where our technologies are in sync and at odds with creation. No previous boating experience required. This course is offered in partnership with A Rocha Canada.

Dates Jul 20–Jul 30
Days & Times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Time TBA
Format Onsite Only
Credit Hours 3
Audit Hours No audit available



Craig Gay

Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

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Julie Lane Gay

Writer and Editor

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Additional Info

Maximum enrollment: 12 credit students. No auditors.

Location: This course takes place off-site, on a boat sailing between the Gulf Islands. 

Additional course fee: $800 CAD.

Special Registration Deadlines:  Because food and boat preparations need to be made in advance, this course has special registration deadlines. The last day to register for this course is Friday, May 12, 2023. The last day to drop the course for 100% tuition refund and additional course fee refund is midnight on Friday, May 12, 2023. The last day to drop the course for 50% tuition refund is midnight on Friday, June 16, 2023. No refunds will be provided after June 16, 2023, but the course may be dropped without refund until Friday, July 7, 2023. 

Full payment is due by Friday, May 12, 2023. If registration and full payment are not received by Friday, May 12, 2023, you may be removed from the course and your spot may be given to the next person on the waitlist. Tuition benefits do not apply to this course.

Note: Participation in this course requires liability and medical release forms, the latter of which requires students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 according to Health Canada's standards, as well as having at least one booster shot.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

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