The last semester has been a challenging one for all of us. In mid-March, we closed our offices and classrooms as the number of COVID19 cases was increasing in the country. We adapted to remote learning and recalibrated our course offerings to suit to the demand of this new learning modality. Despite these changes, we welcomed 14 students into our graduate programs last semester.
As the semester came to a close, we would like to highlight the final product of our students’ hard work in learning about demographic concepts and methodologies and how these can contribute to understanding social issues and conditions.
We are launching the “Students’ Corner” as a venue to showcase our students’ outputs last semester. In this initial presentation, we picked the top posters submitted by Demo 211 HXYZ2 (Techniques of Demographic Analysis I) students. As the final requirement of the course, students were asked to synthesize all their learnings on demographic concepts and methods by applying this to a region or topic of their choice. We emphasize in Demography the use of empirical data in research and analysis.
We also have an opinion piece from one of the students of Demo 297.1 (Population and Environment). Here she highlights the need to integrate aging concerns on disaster risk reduction and management planning (DRRM).
- Grace T. Cruz, UPPI Director