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Weaves a coherent thread through the first year of the program, optimizing opportunities for learners to apply a transdisciplinary lens and a multi-world view perspective to current climate action challenges. Learners will engage in a two-week learning intensive and in ongoing quarterly seminars to work with subject matter experts, exploring current theories, debates, policies and contemporary developments in the field of climate adaptation in Canada and globally. They will apply design thinking to address a real-world climate challenge that may be taken forward into CALS601.