TALK: Wed., May 28 9:30-9:45 am "Would you like carbon or chimpanzees with that? Biodiversity and ecosystem services in African tropical rainforest"
POSTER: Tues., May 27 4-6 pm "Evidence for Democracy: Scientists advocating for science integrity and evidence-based policies", co-authored with Dr. Dom Roche and Dr. Katie Gibbs
Are you a current McGill graduate student? Interested in sustainability, climate change, and science policy? If so, the Sustainable Canada Dialogues invites you to a one-day visioning workshop.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 9 am - 4 pm (refreshments & lunch provided)
Location: Room W2/3A, Stewart building, 1205 Dr. Penfield Ave., McGill, Montreal
This interactive workshop is one of the first in a series with diverse stakeholders across Canada. In this session, we seek input from McGill graduate students on:
Your participation will inform the development of evidence-based recommendations to politicians and policy-makers regarding sustainability strategies in Canada. You do not need special experience or prior knowledge of sustainability or policy issues. Your participation will add important perspectives and experiences on possible futures for Canada.
To register, fill in this online form before Monday, May 12. Please contact me for more information. Use the hashtag #SustainableCAN to follow the workshops across Canada.
About the Sustainable Canada Dialogues
The Sustainable Canada Dialogues (SCD) is a new Canadian working group dedicated to developing evidence-based recommendations to integrate sustainability principles and processes into federal policy. It is an effort to harness the unique opportunity for Canadian scholars to contribute to the social discussion of fundamental environmental issues in Canada, and will target positive action as a means to stimulate conversation around sustainability.
The first phase of the SCD plan includes synthesizing and diffusing expertise from a broad range of Canadian sectors regarding their impact on the environment and climate change. Following, we are planning a participatory collaboration with various stakeholders across Canada to envision a sustainable future, and to build a portfolio of possible avenues of attaining this vision of a sustainable Canada.
We work with diverse stakeholders across Canada to:
SCD is led by Dr. Catherine Potvin, UNESCO-McGill Chair in Dialogues on Sustainability (McGill) and guided by a Scientific Committee composed of Drs. Fikret Berkes (UManitoba), Sally Aitken (UBC), Heather MacLean (UofT), Mark Stoddart (Memorial), and Chantelle Richmond (Western). I sit on the outreach committee.
Conservation scientist at the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y). Likes trees, mountains, chocolate, and looking under rocks. Feminist.