Events

Monday February 25, 2008
Start: 02/25/2008 9:00 am

GSDI 10 in Trinidad to be held 25-29 February 2008 is shaping up to be a great event! It is time to register in order to acquire the best conference registration and travel rates.

DECEMBER 15 IS THE EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE!

GSDI conferences are opportunities to meet and exchange views with others from across the globe about implementing and developing spatial data concepts and practices. From national and international agency and policy-maker perspectives to local grassroots initiatives, GSDI 10 provides an occasion for interaction and cooperation among disciplines and practitioners that use and develop spatial technologies and databases. Keynote and featured speakers will focus primarily on The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting a Sustainable Future as well as Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges.

GSDI 10 is being held in the modern conference facilities of The University of the West Indies of Trinidad and Tobago. Over 180 paper presenters from 44 countries are scheduled to present in numerous plenary and parallel sessions throughout the five day event as well as 38 poster presenters. Numerous round table discussions, affiliated business meetings, social events, and a full day of no-additional-cost workshops have been organized and scheduled as well.

See the following relevant links:

GSDI 10 Home: http://www.gsdi.org

Keynote and Featured Plenary Session Speaker Profiles: http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/prog_speakers.html

Detailed Program: http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/prog_details.html

Workshop Descriptions: http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi10/workshops.html (at no-additional-cost)

Conference Registration (online or by fax): http://www.gsdiassociation.org/gsdi10/register.aspx (December 15 is the deadline for the early registrant reduced fee)

Conference Accommodations: http://www.gsdi.org/GSDI10/accommodations.html

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference!

Start: 02/25/2008 9:00 am

GSDI 10 Conference

Location:

University of the West Indies
Trinidad and Tobago

Over 170 paper presenters from over 40 countries are scheduled to present in numerous plenary and parallel sessions throughout the five day event as well as 38 poster presenters. Numerous round table discussions, affiliated business meetings, social events, and a full day of no-additional-cost workshops have been organized and scheduled as well.

Evening social events include an opening reception hosted by the University Principal, a "t-shirt and shorts" panyard experience sponsored by Intergraph featuring the internationally acclaimed B.P. Renegades large steel orchestra, and a "coat and tie" gala banquet sponsored by ESRI featuring the Samaroo Jets, one of Trinidad's most accomplished and versatile steel bands. Thus there should be plenty of fun and culture mixed in with the more serious business of advancing our professions and the information infrastructures of our nations.

We have a stellar cast of keynote and featured speakers including:

• Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States
• Makhtar Diop, Director for Strategy and Operations for the World Bank's Latin America and Caribbean Region
• David Maguire, Chief Scientist, ESRI
• Mark Doherty, Executive Director, Technology Architecture and Strategy, Intergraph
• Ed Parsons, The Geospatial Technologist of Google
• Jacqueline daCosta, Chair, Land Information Council, Jamaica
• Dorine Burmanje, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive of the Dutch Cadastre
• Jeff LaBonte, Director General, Data Management and Dissemination Branch, Natural Resources Canada
• John Naustdal Director, Mapping Division, Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority
• John Wilbanks, Director, Science Commons
• Karen Siderelis, Geographic Information Officer, USGS
• Santiago Borrero, Director, Pan American Institute of Geography and History
• Karl Steinacker, Co-chair, UN Geographic Information Working Group and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
• Gilberto Camara, Director, National institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
• Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
• Chris Holmes, Managing Director and Strategic Development, Open Planning Project

http://www.gsdi.org/newslist/posts/newspostpage.asp?PK_ID=118

Tuesday February 26, 2008

GSDI 10 in Trinidad to be held 25-29 February 2008 is shaping up to be a great event! It is time to register in order to acquire the best conference registration and travel rates.

DECEMBER 15 IS THE EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE!

GSDI conferences are opportunities to meet and exchange views with others from across the globe about implementing and developing spatial data concepts and practices. From national and international agency and policy-maker perspectives to local grassroots initiatives, GSDI 10 provides an occasion for interaction and cooperation among disciplines and practitioners that use and develop spatial technologies and databases. Keynote and featured speakers will focus primarily on The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting a Sustainable Future as well as Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges.

GSDI 10 is being held in the modern conference facilities of The University of the West Indies of Trinidad and Tobago. Over 180 paper presenters from 44 countries are scheduled to present in numerous plenary and parallel sessions throughout the five day event as well as 38 poster presenters. Numerous round table discussions, affiliated business meetings, social events, and a full day of no-additional-cost workshops have been organized and scheduled as well.

See the following relevant links:

GSDI 10 Home: http://www.gsdi.org

Keynote and Featured Plenary Session Speaker Profiles: http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/prog_speakers.html

Detailed Program: http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/prog_details.html

Workshop Descriptions: http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi10/workshops.html (at no-additional-cost)

Conference Registration (online or by fax): http://www.gsdiassociation.org/gsdi10/register.aspx (December 15 is the deadline for the early registrant reduced fee)

Conference Accommodations: http://www.gsdi.org/GSDI10/accommodations.html

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference!

GSDI 10 Conference

Location:

University of the West Indies
Trinidad and Tobago

Over 170 paper presenters from over 40 countries are scheduled to present in numerous plenary and parallel sessions throughout the five day event as well as 38 poster presenters. Numerous round table discussions, affiliated business meetings, social events, and a full day of no-additional-cost workshops have been organized and scheduled as well.

Evening social events include an opening reception hosted by the University Principal, a "t-shirt and shorts" panyard experience sponsored by Intergraph featuring the internationally acclaimed B.P. Renegades large steel orchestra, and a "coat and tie" gala banquet sponsored by ESRI featuring the Samaroo Jets, one of Trinidad's most accomplished and versatile steel bands. Thus there should be plenty of fun and culture mixed in with the more serious business of advancing our professions and the information infrastructures of our nations.

We have a stellar cast of keynote and featured speakers including:

• Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States
• Makhtar Diop, Director for Strategy and Operations for the World Bank's Latin America and Caribbean Region
• David Maguire, Chief Scientist, ESRI
• Mark Doherty, Executive Director, Technology Architecture and Strategy, Intergraph
• Ed Parsons, The Geospatial Technologist of Google
• Jacqueline daCosta, Chair, Land Information Council, Jamaica
• Dorine Burmanje, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive of the Dutch Cadastre
• Jeff LaBonte, Director General, Data Management and Dissemination Branch, Natural Resources Canada
• John Naustdal Director, Mapping Division, Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority
• John Wilbanks, Director, Science Commons
• Karen Siderelis, Geographic Information Officer, USGS
• Santiago Borrero, Director, Pan American Institute of Geography and History
• Karl Steinacker, Co-chair, UN Geographic Information Working Group and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
• Gilberto Camara, Director, National institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
• Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
• Chris Holmes, Managing Director and Strategic Development, Open Planning Project

http://www.gsdi.org/newslist/posts/newspostpage.asp?PK_ID=118

Wednesday February 27, 2008

GSDI 10 in Trinidad to be held 25-29 February 2008 is shaping up to be a great event! It is time to register in order to acquire the best conference registration and travel rates.

DECEMBER 15 IS THE EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE!

GSDI conferences are opportunities to meet and exchange views with others from across the globe about implementing and developing spatial data concepts and practices. From national and international agency and policy-maker perspectives to local grassroots initiatives, GSDI 10 provides an occasion for interaction and cooperation among disciplines and practitioners that use and develop spatial technologies and databases. Keynote and featured speakers will focus primarily on The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting a Sustainable Future as well as Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges.

GSDI 10 is being held in the modern conference facilities of The University of the West Indies of Trinidad and Tobago. Over 180 paper presenters from 44 countries are scheduled to present in numerous plenary and parallel sessions throughout the five day event as well as 38 poster presenters. Numerous round table discussions, affiliated business meetings, social events, and a full day of no-additional-cost workshops have been organized and scheduled as well.

See the following relevant links:

GSDI 10 Home: http://www.gsdi.org

Keynote and Featured Plenary Session Speaker Profiles: http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/prog_speakers.html

Detailed Program: http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/prog_details.html

Workshop Descriptions: http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi10/workshops.html (at no-additional-cost)

Conference Registration (online or by fax): http://www.gsdiassociation.org/gsdi10/register.aspx (December 15 is the deadline for the early registrant reduced fee)

Conference Accommodations: http://www.gsdi.org/GSDI10/accommodations.html

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference!

GSDI 10 Conference

Location:

University of the West Indies
Trinidad and Tobago

Over 170 paper presenters from over 40 countries are scheduled to present in numerous plenary and parallel sessions throughout the five day event as well as 38 poster presenters. Numerous round table discussions, affiliated business meetings, social events, and a full day of no-additional-cost workshops have been organized and scheduled as well.

Evening social events include an opening reception hosted by the University Principal, a "t-shirt and shorts" panyard experience sponsored by Intergraph featuring the internationally acclaimed B.P. Renegades large steel orchestra, and a "coat and tie" gala banquet sponsored by ESRI featuring the Samaroo Jets, one of Trinidad's most accomplished and versatile steel bands. Thus there should be plenty of fun and culture mixed in with the more serious business of advancing our professions and the information infrastructures of our nations.

We have a stellar cast of keynote and featured speakers including:

• Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States
• Makhtar Diop, Director for Strategy and Operations for the World Bank's Latin America and Caribbean Region
• David Maguire, Chief Scientist, ESRI
• Mark Doherty, Executive Director, Technology Architecture and Strategy, Intergraph
• Ed Parsons, The Geospatial Technologist of Google
• Jacqueline daCosta, Chair, Land Information Council, Jamaica
• Dorine Burmanje, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive of the Dutch Cadastre
• Jeff LaBonte, Director General, Data Management and Dissemination Branch, Natural Resources Canada
• John Naustdal Director, Mapping Division, Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority
• John Wilbanks, Director, Science Commons
• Karen Siderelis, Geographic Information Officer, USGS
• Santiago Borrero, Director, Pan American Institute of Geography and History
• Karl Steinacker, Co-chair, UN Geographic Information Working Group and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
• Gilberto Camara, Director, National institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
• Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
• Chris Holmes, Managing Director and Strategic Development, Open Planning Project

http://www.gsdi.org/newslist/posts/newspostpage.asp?PK_ID=118

Start: 02/27/2008 3:00 pm
End: 02/27/2008 4:00 pm

Fogler Library to Host Cartographer Michael Hermann and Penobscot Tribal Historian James Francis

http://www.umaine.edu/news/article.asp?id_no=2026

February 21, 2008
Contacts: Gretchen Gfeller, Web and Public Relations Specialist; University of Maine Raymond H. Fogler Library; 5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library, Orono, ME ; 04469-5729; 207-581-1696 

ORONO -- Henry David Thoreau was not just another Maine tourist.  The essays Thoreau wrote about his journeys and experiences in the Maine woods reflect a deep understanding of the spiritual importance of wilderness.  Thanks to a collaboration between the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Committee, Maine Woods Forever, and the University of Maine Press, a new generation of travelers can follow in the footsteps of the renown naturalist with the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Map and Guide.

The public is invited to learn more about this project on Wednesday, Febr. 27, when UMaine cartographer Michael Hermann and Penobscot Nation Tribal Historian James Francis visit Fogler Library.  To be held in Special Collections from 3-4 p.m., "The Process of Map Design: equal cartographic voice" will be an opportunity to understand more about the trails taken by Thoreau and the Penobscot Indian guides who accompanied him, as well as the unique collaborative process that led to the map's creation.

Previous maps simply drew a line plotting Thoreau's route.  Hermann created a map that locates his narrative within the landscape.  The reader literally 'reads' the map as they follow the routes and add Thoreau's words.  Hermann says, "It is a genre known as mapping narrative.  This piece developed into an example of ethical mapping concerning the restoration of native voice."  

Because Thoreau's words dominated the map, Hermann was challenged to bring a Native voice to the project.  His work with James Frances, Penobscot Tribal Historian, broadened the scope of the map to include Penobscot place names in addition to a selection of Thoreau's quotes specific to his Indian guides.  Francis reflects, "One of Thoreau's biggest contributions to Penobscot history was the documentation of Penobscot place names."  He notes, "Thoreau once wrote in his journals that 'the Indian language reveals another wholly new life to us.'  By having contact with Penobscot men, Thoreau discovered a new, more informed view of Native Americans, moving from his naïve assumptions to an understanding that included respect and reverence."

Copies of the map will be available for purchase at the event.  Refreshments will be served.  The "Process of Map Design" gathering is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit:

http://www.library.umaine.edu/friends/events.htm
http://www.thoreauwabanakitrail.org/trail-map.html

Thursday February 28, 2008

GSDI 10 in Trinidad to be held 25-29 February 2008 is shaping up to be a great event! It is time to register in order to acquire the best conference registration and travel rates.

DECEMBER 15 IS THE EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE!

GSDI conferences are opportunities to meet and exchange views with others from across the globe about implementing and developing spatial data concepts and practices. From national and international agency and policy-maker perspectives to local grassroots initiatives, GSDI 10 provides an occasion for interaction and cooperation among disciplines and practitioners that use and develop spatial technologies and databases. Keynote and featured speakers will focus primarily on The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting a Sustainable Future as well as Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges.

GSDI 10 is being held in the modern conference facilities of The University of the West Indies of Trinidad and Tobago. Over 180 paper presenters from 44 countries are scheduled to present in numerous plenary and parallel sessions throughout the five day event as well as 38 poster presenters. Numerous round table discussions, affiliated business meetings, social events, and a full day of no-additional-cost workshops have been organized and scheduled as well.

See the following relevant links:

GSDI 10 Home: http://www.gsdi.org

Keynote and Featured Plenary Session Speaker Profiles: http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/prog_speakers.html

Detailed Program: http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/prog_details.html

Workshop Descriptions: http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi10/workshops.html (at no-additional-cost)

Conference Registration (online or by fax): http://www.gsdiassociation.org/gsdi10/register.aspx (December 15 is the deadline for the early registrant reduced fee)

Conference Accommodations: http://www.gsdi.org/GSDI10/accommodations.html

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference!

GSDI 10 Conference

Location:

University of the West Indies
Trinidad and Tobago

Over 170 paper presenters from over 40 countries are scheduled to present in numerous plenary and parallel sessions throughout the five day event as well as 38 poster presenters. Numerous round table discussions, affiliated business meetings, social events, and a full day of no-additional-cost workshops have been organized and scheduled as well.

Evening social events include an opening reception hosted by the University Principal, a "t-shirt and shorts" panyard experience sponsored by Intergraph featuring the internationally acclaimed B.P. Renegades large steel orchestra, and a "coat and tie" gala banquet sponsored by ESRI featuring the Samaroo Jets, one of Trinidad's most accomplished and versatile steel bands. Thus there should be plenty of fun and culture mixed in with the more serious business of advancing our professions and the information infrastructures of our nations.

We have a stellar cast of keynote and featured speakers including:

• Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States
• Makhtar Diop, Director for Strategy and Operations for the World Bank's Latin America and Caribbean Region
• David Maguire, Chief Scientist, ESRI
• Mark Doherty, Executive Director, Technology Architecture and Strategy, Intergraph
• Ed Parsons, The Geospatial Technologist of Google
• Jacqueline daCosta, Chair, Land Information Council, Jamaica
• Dorine Burmanje, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive of the Dutch Cadastre
• Jeff LaBonte, Director General, Data Management and Dissemination Branch, Natural Resources Canada
• John Naustdal Director, Mapping Division, Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority
• John Wilbanks, Director, Science Commons
• Karen Siderelis, Geographic Information Officer, USGS
• Santiago Borrero, Director, Pan American Institute of Geography and History
• Karl Steinacker, Co-chair, UN Geographic Information Working Group and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
• Gilberto Camara, Director, National institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
• Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
• Chris Holmes, Managing Director and Strategic Development, Open Planning Project

http://www.gsdi.org/newslist/posts/newspostpage.asp?PK_ID=118

Start: 02/28/2008 9:00 am

The NWT Region of the Western and Northern Canada Affiliate of the International Association for Impact Assessment is issuing a call for presentations, papers and posters for a conference on February 28th and 29th, 2008, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.  This conference will focus on Cultural Impact Assessment in the broad sense, including such possible themes as:

  • Cultural impact assessment methods and case studies
  • Bringing the cultural together with the ecological
  • Models of inclusion of cultural knowledge in project design, implementation and reclamation
  • Cultural landscape assessment
  • Designing agreements to protect culture
  • The role of Traditional Knowledge in Cultural Impact Assessment
  • Getting past Go vs. No go in cultural impact assessment
  • Designing cultural mitigation measures that stick
  • Implementing cultural and socio-economic measures of agreements
  • Cross-cultural awareness: implications for EIA processes
  • Participatory and community-based methods for assessment

This conference will draw on the considerable expertise of those involved in the research or practice of EIA as it relates to this general subject.  Those interested in presenting a paper at the conference should submit a 300 word abstract to the IAIA Western and Northern Canada Affiliate no later than Dec. 16th, 2007  Please send abstracts to Ginger Gibson: at vgibson@interchange.ubc.ca    Submissions will be reviewed and contributors notified by Friday Dec. 21st, 2007
 
For more information on the conference, contact Ginger Gibson vgibson@interchange.ubc.ca
 
KEY WORDS: Values, cultural landscapes, wellness, beyond biophysical, stories on the land, assessment methods, community-based and participatory research

Friday February 29, 2008
Start: 02/25/2008 9:00 am
End: 02/29/2008 5:00 pm

GSDI 10 in Trinidad to be held 25-29 February 2008 is shaping up to be a great event! It is time to register in order to acquire the best conference registration and travel rates.

DECEMBER 15 IS THE EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE!

GSDI conferences are opportunities to meet and exchange views with others from across the globe about implementing and developing spatial data concepts and practices. From national and international agency and policy-maker perspectives to local grassroots initiatives, GSDI 10 provides an occasion for interaction and cooperation among disciplines and practitioners that use and develop spatial technologies and databases. Keynote and featured speakers will focus primarily on The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting a Sustainable Future as well as Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges.

GSDI 10 is being held in the modern conference facilities of The University of the West Indies of Trinidad and Tobago. Over 180 paper presenters from 44 countries are scheduled to present in numerous plenary and parallel sessions throughout the five day event as well as 38 poster presenters. Numerous round table discussions, affiliated business meetings, social events, and a full day of no-additional-cost workshops have been organized and scheduled as well.

See the following relevant links:

GSDI 10 Home: http://www.gsdi.org

Keynote and Featured Plenary Session Speaker Profiles: http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/prog_speakers.html

Detailed Program: http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/prog_details.html

Workshop Descriptions: http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi10/workshops.html (at no-additional-cost)

Conference Registration (online or by fax): http://www.gsdiassociation.org/gsdi10/register.aspx (December 15 is the deadline for the early registrant reduced fee)

Conference Accommodations: http://www.gsdi.org/GSDI10/accommodations.html

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference!

Start: 02/25/2008 9:00 am
End: 02/29/2008 5:00 pm

GSDI 10 Conference

Location:

University of the West Indies
Trinidad and Tobago

Over 170 paper presenters from over 40 countries are scheduled to present in numerous plenary and parallel sessions throughout the five day event as well as 38 poster presenters. Numerous round table discussions, affiliated business meetings, social events, and a full day of no-additional-cost workshops have been organized and scheduled as well.

Evening social events include an opening reception hosted by the University Principal, a "t-shirt and shorts" panyard experience sponsored by Intergraph featuring the internationally acclaimed B.P. Renegades large steel orchestra, and a "coat and tie" gala banquet sponsored by ESRI featuring the Samaroo Jets, one of Trinidad's most accomplished and versatile steel bands. Thus there should be plenty of fun and culture mixed in with the more serious business of advancing our professions and the information infrastructures of our nations.

We have a stellar cast of keynote and featured speakers including:

• Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States
• Makhtar Diop, Director for Strategy and Operations for the World Bank's Latin America and Caribbean Region
• David Maguire, Chief Scientist, ESRI
• Mark Doherty, Executive Director, Technology Architecture and Strategy, Intergraph
• Ed Parsons, The Geospatial Technologist of Google
• Jacqueline daCosta, Chair, Land Information Council, Jamaica
• Dorine Burmanje, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive of the Dutch Cadastre
• Jeff LaBonte, Director General, Data Management and Dissemination Branch, Natural Resources Canada
• John Naustdal Director, Mapping Division, Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority
• John Wilbanks, Director, Science Commons
• Karen Siderelis, Geographic Information Officer, USGS
• Santiago Borrero, Director, Pan American Institute of Geography and History
• Karl Steinacker, Co-chair, UN Geographic Information Working Group and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
• Gilberto Camara, Director, National institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
• Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
• Chris Holmes, Managing Director and Strategic Development, Open Planning Project

http://www.gsdi.org/newslist/posts/newspostpage.asp?PK_ID=118

Start: 02/28/2008 9:00 am
End: 02/29/2008 5:00 pm

The NWT Region of the Western and Northern Canada Affiliate of the International Association for Impact Assessment is issuing a call for presentations, papers and posters for a conference on February 28th and 29th, 2008, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.  This conference will focus on Cultural Impact Assessment in the broad sense, including such possible themes as:

  • Cultural impact assessment methods and case studies
  • Bringing the cultural together with the ecological
  • Models of inclusion of cultural knowledge in project design, implementation and reclamation
  • Cultural landscape assessment
  • Designing agreements to protect culture
  • The role of Traditional Knowledge in Cultural Impact Assessment
  • Getting past Go vs. No go in cultural impact assessment
  • Designing cultural mitigation measures that stick
  • Implementing cultural and socio-economic measures of agreements
  • Cross-cultural awareness: implications for EIA processes
  • Participatory and community-based methods for assessment

This conference will draw on the considerable expertise of those involved in the research or practice of EIA as it relates to this general subject.  Those interested in presenting a paper at the conference should submit a 300 word abstract to the IAIA Western and Northern Canada Affiliate no later than Dec. 16th, 2007  Please send abstracts to Ginger Gibson: at vgibson@interchange.ubc.ca    Submissions will be reviewed and contributors notified by Friday Dec. 21st, 2007
 
For more information on the conference, contact Ginger Gibson vgibson@interchange.ubc.ca
 
KEY WORDS: Values, cultural landscapes, wellness, beyond biophysical, stories on the land, assessment methods, community-based and participatory research

Tuesday March 04, 2008
Start: 03/04/2008 9:00 am

March 4th & 5th, 2008

Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel l Vancouver, BC

Wednesday March 05, 2008
Start: 03/04/2008 9:00 am
End: 03/05/2008 5:00 pm

March 4th & 5th, 2008

Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel l Vancouver, BC

Thursday March 06, 2008
Start: 03/06/2008 9:00 am
End: 03/06/2008 5:00 pm

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel

Vancouver, BC

Sunday March 09, 2008
Start: 03/09/2008 9:00 am

Presenting the geospatial industry's first and only industry conference completely dedicated to exploring, discussing, and addressing the growing issues, challenges, and solutions for America's and the world's infrastructure.

Monday March 10, 2008

Presenting the geospatial industry's first and only industry conference completely dedicated to exploring, discussing, and addressing the growing issues, challenges, and solutions for America's and the world's infrastructure.

Tuesday March 11, 2008

Presenting the geospatial industry's first and only industry conference completely dedicated to exploring, discussing, and addressing the growing issues, challenges, and solutions for America's and the world's infrastructure.

Wednesday March 12, 2008
Start: 03/09/2008 9:00 am
End: 03/12/2008 5:00 pm

Presenting the geospatial industry's first and only industry conference completely dedicated to exploring, discussing, and addressing the growing issues, challenges, and solutions for America's and the world's infrastructure.

Start: 03/12/2008 4:30 pm
End: 03/12/2008 5:30 pm

John Lutz (UVic, Dept. of History)
David Strong Building, Room  C118

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society's Public Lecture Series.

"First contact." The words leap off the page into the imagination. Between whom? What happened? How do we know what happened? This talk presents some first contact stories by Indigenous People and Europeans in the 18th-century Pacific Northwest and some of the lessons learned about their continuing importance today, from the CSRS project that resulted in the book Myth and Memory: Stories of Indigenous European Contact.

The speaker will give a 40-minute talk, followed by a discussion.

Thursday March 13, 2008
Start: 03/13/2008 9:00 am

5th BC Rural Communities Summit

A joint conference of the BC Rural Network, Cariboo Regional District and Rural Team BC

Location: 100 Mile House Lodge and Conference Centre, 100 Mile House British Columbia

The BC Rural Network, in partnership with the Cariboo Regional District and Rural Team BC, are please to host the 5th BC Rural Communities Summit in 100 Mile House, BC.

The need and desire to improve networking and exchange of information among rural communities has been clearly identified and requested by rural stakeholders across BC.

“Building Communities Together” will be an opportunity for rural residents, and representatives of rural organizations from across the province to come together to discuss ways to coordinate their efforts to improve networking and build the capacity of rural communities in BC.

 

 More than 25 workshops and presentations that will provide new skills, explore the experiences,  and share the lessons learned by rural and remote communities across BC.

  • More than 25 workshops and presentations that will provide new skills, explore the experiences,  and share the lessons learned by rural and remote communities across BC.
  • Social events and networking opportunities to develop new contacts and partnerships
  • The Annual General Meeting of the BC Rural Network
  • Inspiring speakers and plenary sessions
  • Youth sessions and participation: planned and presented by rural youth

For more information, please visit:

http://www.bcruralsummit.ca/

Friday March 14, 2008

5th BC Rural Communities Summit

A joint conference of the BC Rural Network, Cariboo Regional District and Rural Team BC

Location: 100 Mile House Lodge and Conference Centre, 100 Mile House British Columbia

The BC Rural Network, in partnership with the Cariboo Regional District and Rural Team BC, are please to host the 5th BC Rural Communities Summit in 100 Mile House, BC.

The need and desire to improve networking and exchange of information among rural communities has been clearly identified and requested by rural stakeholders across BC.

“Building Communities Together” will be an opportunity for rural residents, and representatives of rural organizations from across the province to come together to discuss ways to coordinate their efforts to improve networking and build the capacity of rural communities in BC.

 

 More than 25 workshops and presentations that will provide new skills, explore the experiences,  and share the lessons learned by rural and remote communities across BC.

  • More than 25 workshops and presentations that will provide new skills, explore the experiences,  and share the lessons learned by rural and remote communities across BC.
  • Social events and networking opportunities to develop new contacts and partnerships
  • The Annual General Meeting of the BC Rural Network
  • Inspiring speakers and plenary sessions
  • Youth sessions and participation: planned and presented by rural youth

For more information, please visit:

http://www.bcruralsummit.ca/

Saturday March 15, 2008
Start: 03/13/2008 9:00 am
End: 03/15/2008 5:00 pm

5th BC Rural Communities Summit

A joint conference of the BC Rural Network, Cariboo Regional District and Rural Team BC

Location: 100 Mile House Lodge and Conference Centre, 100 Mile House British Columbia

The BC Rural Network, in partnership with the Cariboo Regional District and Rural Team BC, are please to host the 5th BC Rural Communities Summit in 100 Mile House, BC.

The need and desire to improve networking and exchange of information among rural communities has been clearly identified and requested by rural stakeholders across BC.

“Building Communities Together” will be an opportunity for rural residents, and representatives of rural organizations from across the province to come together to discuss ways to coordinate their efforts to improve networking and build the capacity of rural communities in BC.

 

 More than 25 workshops and presentations that will provide new skills, explore the experiences,  and share the lessons learned by rural and remote communities across BC.

  • More than 25 workshops and presentations that will provide new skills, explore the experiences,  and share the lessons learned by rural and remote communities across BC.
  • Social events and networking opportunities to develop new contacts and partnerships
  • The Annual General Meeting of the BC Rural Network
  • Inspiring speakers and plenary sessions
  • Youth sessions and participation: planned and presented by rural youth

For more information, please visit:

http://www.bcruralsummit.ca/

Tuesday March 18, 2008
Start: 03/18/2008 12:00 pm
End: 03/18/2008 2:00 pm

Indigenous Rights and Environmental Law: Struggles and Successes from British Columbia

Arbutus/Queenswood Room, Cadboro Commons, UVic.

Presenters:

Environmental Law Centre Legal Director Calvin Sandborn,

Monday March 31, 2008
Start: 03/31/2008 7:00 pm
End: 03/31/2008 9:00 pm

Location: ICBC Concourse, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W. Hastings St.
Cost: Free of charge, but seating is limited, so please register in advance at www.sfu.ca/act or at the door starting at 7 pm.

Description:
This public dialogue on communities, nature, and climate change will feature brief presentations on climate-induced ecosystem shifts, and offer the public an opportunity to engage with experts and each other on the challenges we face adapting to climate change and possible solutions.

Speakers:
Jon O'Riordan, former senior BC Deputy Minister; ACT policy author
Stewart Cohen, senior researcher, Adaptation and Impacts Research Division, Environment Canada; contributing author, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Donna Barnett, Mayor, 100 Mile House District; Vice-Chair, Cariboo-Chilcotin Pine Beetle Coalition
Dawn Morrison, Coordinator, Provincial Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty
Gary Zorn, Proprietor, Eco-Tours BC

Moderator:
Mark Winston, Academic Director and Fellow, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

About ACT
SFU's Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) is a new initiative that aims to help government, industry and communities develop policy options and sustainable responses to climate change. This event kicks off the first in a series of eight sessions in which a cross section of thought leaders from industry, academia, government, communities, NGOs and First Nations from across Canada will be brought together to examine climate change, its impacts on communities and industry, and viable policy responses.

For more information contact:
Michelle Harper
Administrative Assistant, ACT
778-782-8543
actinfo@sfu.ca

Wednesday April 02, 2008
Start: 04/02/2008 8:00 am

Where: The American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y., 10024 USA

Start: 04/02/2008 12:00 pm

On Wednesday April 2nd the BCS Geospatial Specialist Group is hosting a presentation by Michael Cross on the Free Our Data campaign which seeks to make the data collected by government-funded and approved agencies, available for use for free. The campaign asserts that charging for this data 'restricts innovation and artificially restricts the number and variety of organisations that can offer services based on that most useful data - which our taxes have helped to collect.' Michael will be explaining the rationale behind, and taking questions about, the sometimes controversial campaign, now in its third year.

Michael Cross is a freelance journalist and regular contributor to the Guardian. He has worked as a journalist on seven continents, spending most of his time nowadays in the UK, exploring the intimate labyrinths of government IT and information policy. He is joint founder of the Free Our Data campaign, and is a member of the National Union of Journalists, the Association of British Science Writers and the British Computer Society.

NB This event is free, but registration is required. See http://geospatial.bcs.org/web/?q=freeourdata for more information.

Thursday April 03, 2008

Where: The American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y., 10024 USA

Friday April 04, 2008

Where: The American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y., 10024 USA

Saturday April 05, 2008
Start: 04/02/2008 8:00 am
End: 04/05/2008 5:00 pm

Where: The American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y., 10024 USA

Start: 04/05/2008 9:00 am

Location:    Academy of Graduate Studies
                 Tripoli, Libya

Sunday April 06, 2008

Location:    Academy of Graduate Studies
                 Tripoli, Libya

Monday April 07, 2008
Start: 04/05/2008 9:00 am
End: 04/07/2008 5:00 pm

Location:    Academy of Graduate Studies
                 Tripoli, Libya

Tuesday April 08, 2008
Start: 04/08/2008 9:30 am
End: 04/08/2008 4:30 pm

Location:  Bethlehem Retreat Centre, 2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC

Wednesday April 09, 2008
Thursday April 10, 2008
Friday April 11, 2008
Start: 04/07/2008 11:00 am
End: 04/11/2008 11:00 am
Tuesday April 15, 2008
Wednesday April 16, 2008
Thursday April 17, 2008
Friday April 18, 2008
Saturday April 19, 2008
Start: 04/15/2008 9:00 am
End: 04/19/2008 5:00 pm
Wednesday April 23, 2008
Start: 04/23/2008 9:00 am

Traditional use studies have been underway in many British Columbia aboriginal communities for over a decade. These studies have been applied in a wide range of contexts, from the more common referral response support, to the establishment of boundaries and working overlap agreements between neighbouring First Nations, to their use in proactive land use planning (at local and strategic levels), to demonstrating use and occupancy in the context of aboriginal title litigation and specific claims. The papers in this session will draw on specific cases of how these studies have been conducted and how they have been used, to critically examine the power of traditional use studies in the dynamic of aboriginal relations with the state, and between and within individual aboriginal communities.

Northwest Anthropological Conference
Victoria, BC (Marriott Hotel, downtown)
23th-26th April, 2008

http://nwac.2008.googlepages.com/

NWAC includes anthropological research in northwestern North America, and the research of Pacific Northwest anthropologists working elsewhere in the world. Presentations are usually scheduled as 20 minute presentations (including questions).

Registration costs

Regular: $85.00 Canadian
Student: $45.00 Canadian

Thursday April 24, 2008

Traditional use studies have been underway in many British Columbia aboriginal communities for over a decade. These studies have been applied in a wide range of contexts, from the more common referral response support, to the establishment of boundaries and working overlap agreements between neighbouring First Nations, to their use in proactive land use planning (at local and strategic levels), to demonstrating use and occupancy in the context of aboriginal title litigation and specific claims. The papers in this session will draw on specific cases of how these studies have been conducted and how they have been used, to critically examine the power of traditional use studies in the dynamic of aboriginal relations with the state, and between and within individual aboriginal communities.

Northwest Anthropological Conference
Victoria, BC (Marriott Hotel, downtown)
23th-26th April, 2008

http://nwac.2008.googlepages.com/

NWAC includes anthropological research in northwestern North America, and the research of Pacific Northwest anthropologists working elsewhere in the world. Presentations are usually scheduled as 20 minute presentations (including questions).

Registration costs

Regular: $85.00 Canadian
Student: $45.00 Canadian

Friday April 25, 2008

Traditional use studies have been underway in many British Columbia aboriginal communities for over a decade. These studies have been applied in a wide range of contexts, from the more common referral response support, to the establishment of boundaries and working overlap agreements between neighbouring First Nations, to their use in proactive land use planning (at local and strategic levels), to demonstrating use and occupancy in the context of aboriginal title litigation and specific claims. The papers in this session will draw on specific cases of how these studies have been conducted and how they have been used, to critically examine the power of traditional use studies in the dynamic of aboriginal relations with the state, and between and within individual aboriginal communities.

Northwest Anthropological Conference
Victoria, BC (Marriott Hotel, downtown)
23th-26th April, 2008

http://nwac.2008.googlepages.com/

NWAC includes anthropological research in northwestern North America, and the research of Pacific Northwest anthropologists working elsewhere in the world. Presentations are usually scheduled as 20 minute presentations (including questions).

Registration costs

Regular: $85.00 Canadian
Student: $45.00 Canadian

Saturday April 26, 2008
Start: 04/23/2008 9:00 am
End: 04/26/2008 5:00 pm

Traditional use studies have been underway in many British Columbia aboriginal communities for over a decade. These studies have been applied in a wide range of contexts, from the more common referral response support, to the establishment of boundaries and working overlap agreements between neighbouring First Nations, to their use in proactive land use planning (at local and strategic levels), to demonstrating use and occupancy in the context of aboriginal title litigation and specific claims. The papers in this session will draw on specific cases of how these studies have been conducted and how they have been used, to critically examine the power of traditional use studies in the dynamic of aboriginal relations with the state, and between and within individual aboriginal communities.

Northwest Anthropological Conference
Victoria, BC (Marriott Hotel, downtown)
23th-26th April, 2008

http://nwac.2008.googlepages.com/

NWAC includes anthropological research in northwestern North America, and the research of Pacific Northwest anthropologists working elsewhere in the world. Presentations are usually scheduled as 20 minute presentations (including questions).

Registration costs

Regular: $85.00 Canadian
Student: $45.00 Canadian

Monday May 12, 2008
Start: 05/12/2008 8:00 am

The University College of the North is pleased to announce the call for papers for KISKISIWIN: REMEMBERING STORIES AND HISTORIES, its 3rd annual Aboriginal and Northern Studies Research Conference. The conference will be held in Thompson, Manitoba from Monday, May 12 to Wednesday, May 14, 2008. The goals of this conference are: (1) to provide an opportunity for a community of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars and researchers to share and advance knowledge of the history and development of the North; (2) to explore the historical background and context for current issues in the North; and (3) to inform and strengthen our collective incentive to promote positive change in areas affecting northern communities and peoples in Canada and throughout the world.

The organising committee invites proposals for presentations on all topics of relevance to the history of the North. It is anticipated that selected papers will be published as a compilation of conference proceedings. Proposals for both individual and panel presentations are welcome. We especially encourage presentations which express and discuss critical approaches and which demonstrate active participation in, and collaboration with, northern and Aboriginal communities and peoples. Presentations may take the form of a 20-minute paper and 10-minute question period; performance pieces, videos and other non-traditional approaches are also encouraged.

2008 is the 100th anniversary of several milestones in the history of northern Manitoba, including adhesions to Treaty Five by several First Nations; completion of a rail line to The Pas; and construction of lighthouses at Warren’s Landing, near Norway House. Topics related to treaties and land use and to developments in northern transportation are therefore especially encouraged. Other possible areas include, but are not restricted to, indigenous research perspectives; oral histories and methodologies; social, political and cultural developments; economic and community development; indigenous knowledge; northern and Aboriginal identity; gender and queer issues; justice and conflict resolution; and health and wellness.

To be considered, an abstract or paper must be received no later than February 12, 2008.

The abstract or title page must include the name, affiliation, email address and telephone number of the principal presenter and names of co-presenters/co-authors. A brief biography of each author/presenter should be attached.

Electronic submissions, in PDF file format, should be sent as an attachment to an email to sbarber@ucn.ca . Fax submissions should be sent to (204) 677-6589, attn. S. Barber.

Submissions by mail should be sent to:

S. Barber, University College of the North
504 Princeton Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 0A5

Further details and on-line registration for the conference will be available at http://www.ucn.ca (2008 conference link).

Tuesday May 13, 2008

The University College of the North is pleased to announce the call for papers for KISKISIWIN: REMEMBERING STORIES AND HISTORIES, its 3rd annual Aboriginal and Northern Studies Research Conference. The conference will be held in Thompson, Manitoba from Monday, May 12 to Wednesday, May 14, 2008. The goals of this conference are: (1) to provide an opportunity for a community of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars and researchers to share and advance knowledge of the history and development of the North; (2) to explore the historical background and context for current issues in the North; and (3) to inform and strengthen our collective incentive to promote positive change in areas affecting northern communities and peoples in Canada and throughout the world.

The organising committee invites proposals for presentations on all topics of relevance to the history of the North. It is anticipated that selected papers will be published as a compilation of conference proceedings. Proposals for both individual and panel presentations are welcome. We especially encourage presentations which express and discuss critical approaches and which demonstrate active participation in, and collaboration with, northern and Aboriginal communities and peoples. Presentations may take the form of a 20-minute paper and 10-minute question period; performance pieces, videos and other non-traditional approaches are also encouraged.

2008 is the 100th anniversary of several milestones in the history of northern Manitoba, including adhesions to Treaty Five by several First Nations; completion of a rail line to The Pas; and construction of lighthouses at Warren’s Landing, near Norway House. Topics related to treaties and land use and to developments in northern transportation are therefore especially encouraged. Other possible areas include, but are not restricted to, indigenous research perspectives; oral histories and methodologies; social, political and cultural developments; economic and community development; indigenous knowledge; northern and Aboriginal identity; gender and queer issues; justice and conflict resolution; and health and wellness.

To be considered, an abstract or paper must be received no later than February 12, 2008.

The abstract or title page must include the name, affiliation, email address and telephone number of the principal presenter and names of co-presenters/co-authors. A brief biography of each author/presenter should be attached.

Electronic submissions, in PDF file format, should be sent as an attachment to an email to sbarber@ucn.ca . Fax submissions should be sent to (204) 677-6589, attn. S. Barber.

Submissions by mail should be sent to:

S. Barber, University College of the North
504 Princeton Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 0A5

Further details and on-line registration for the conference will be available at http://www.ucn.ca (2008 conference link).

Wednesday May 14, 2008
Start: 05/12/2008 8:00 am
End: 05/14/2008 5:00 pm

The University College of the North is pleased to announce the call for papers for KISKISIWIN: REMEMBERING STORIES AND HISTORIES, its 3rd annual Aboriginal and Northern Studies Research Conference. The conference will be held in Thompson, Manitoba from Monday, May 12 to Wednesday, May 14, 2008. The goals of this conference are: (1) to provide an opportunity for a community of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars and researchers to share and advance knowledge of the history and development of the North; (2) to explore the historical background and context for current issues in the North; and (3) to inform and strengthen our collective incentive to promote positive change in areas affecting northern communities and peoples in Canada and throughout the world.

The organising committee invites proposals for presentations on all topics of relevance to the history of the North. It is anticipated that selected papers will be published as a compilation of conference proceedings. Proposals for both individual and panel presentations are welcome. We especially encourage presentations which express and discuss critical approaches and which demonstrate active participation in, and collaboration with, northern and Aboriginal communities and peoples. Presentations may take the form of a 20-minute paper and 10-minute question period; performance pieces, videos and other non-traditional approaches are also encouraged.

2008 is the 100th anniversary of several milestones in the history of northern Manitoba, including adhesions to Treaty Five by several First Nations; completion of a rail line to The Pas; and construction of lighthouses at Warren’s Landing, near Norway House. Topics related to treaties and land use and to developments in northern transportation are therefore especially encouraged. Other possible areas include, but are not restricted to, indigenous research perspectives; oral histories and methodologies; social, political and cultural developments; economic and community development; indigenous knowledge; northern and Aboriginal identity; gender and queer issues; justice and conflict resolution; and health and wellness.

To be considered, an abstract or paper must be received no later than February 12, 2008.

The abstract or title page must include the name, affiliation, email address and telephone number of the principal presenter and names of co-presenters/co-authors. A brief biography of each author/presenter should be attached.

Electronic submissions, in PDF file format, should be sent as an attachment to an email to sbarber@ucn.ca . Fax submissions should be sent to (204) 677-6589, attn. S. Barber.

Submissions by mail should be sent to:

S. Barber, University College of the North
504 Princeton Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 0A5

Further details and on-line registration for the conference will be available at http://www.ucn.ca (2008 conference link).

Thursday May 29, 2008
Start: 05/29/2008 7:30 pm
End: 05/29/2008 9:00 pm

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - PUBLIC LECTURES  2008

Friday May 30, 2008
Start: 05/30/2008 10:00 am
End: 05/30/2008 12:00 pm

Join web cast hosts Clayton Crawford and Lindsay MacDonald from the 3D Development team at ESRI this Friday, May 30th at 10:00am for a detailed presentation and demonstration on how to put Lidar to work in ArcGIS.

Wednesday June 04, 2008
Start: 06/04/2008 9:00 am

EARSeL and GISDECO Joint Workshop on integrating GIS and remote sensing in a dynamic world - call for abstracts.

Istanbul, Turkey

Note:

Register and submit abstracts (max. 750 words) at the EARSeL Conference Management System by January 11, 2008:

http://www.conferences.earsel.org/

Thursday June 05, 2008

EARSeL and GISDECO Joint Workshop on integrating GIS and remote sensing in a dynamic world - call for abstracts.

Istanbul, Turkey

Note:

Register and submit abstracts (max. 750 words) at the EARSeL Conference Management System by January 11, 2008:

http://www.conferences.earsel.org/

Start: 06/05/2008 9:00 am

The Global Mapping Forum 2008 is organized by the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM) and the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI). The forum will be held on the occasion of the release of Global Map Version 1, with the global coverage of all land area, with the objective of exchanging ideas and information among data users and providers for the application of Global Map data to surveys and research concerning global environment and other relevant fields.

 

United Nations University

5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

http://www.iscgm.org/cgi-bin/fswiki/wiki.cgi?action=ATTACH&page=Schedule&file=GMF2008_1st_en.pdf

Friday June 06, 2008

EARSeL and GISDECO Joint Workshop on integrating GIS and remote sensing in a dynamic world - call for abstracts.

Istanbul, Turkey

Note:

Register and submit abstracts (max. 750 words) at the EARSeL Conference Management System by January 11, 2008:

http://www.conferences.earsel.org/

The Global Mapping Forum 2008 is organized by the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM) and the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI). The forum will be held on the occasion of the release of Global Map Version 1, with the global coverage of all land area, with the objective of exchanging ideas and information among data users and providers for the application of Global Map data to surveys and research concerning global environment and other relevant fields.

 

United Nations University

5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

http://www.iscgm.org/cgi-bin/fswiki/wiki.cgi?action=ATTACH&page=Schedule&file=GMF2008_1st_en.pdf

Saturday June 07, 2008
Start: 06/04/2008 9:00 am
End: 06/07/2008 5:00 pm

EARSeL and GISDECO Joint Workshop on integrating GIS and remote sensing in a dynamic world - call for abstracts.

Istanbul, Turkey

Note:

Register and submit abstracts (max. 750 words) at the EARSeL Conference Management System by January 11, 2008:

http://www.conferences.earsel.org/

Start: 06/05/2008 9:00 am
End: 06/07/2008 5:00 pm

The Global Mapping Forum 2008 is organized by the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM) and the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI). The forum will be held on the occasion of the release of Global Map Version 1, with the global coverage of all land area, with the objective of exchanging ideas and information among data users and providers for the application of Global Map data to surveys and research concerning global environment and other relevant fields.

 

United Nations University

5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

http://www.iscgm.org/cgi-bin/fswiki/wiki.cgi?action=ATTACH&page=Schedule&file=GMF2008_1st_en.pdf

Wednesday June 11, 2008
Start: 06/11/2008 7:00 am

The Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents:
A Climate Change Workshop for First Nations 

June 11-12, 2008

Many predict that First Nations will be among the first to experience the effects of a changing climate because of their close relationship with the land and water. However, First Nations are often the people who have the least access to information about climate change or what they can do to adapt to climate change impacts.

It is important that all Canadians, especially First Nations, are aware of the climate change impacts they are likely to face, plan so they are prepared for these impacts, and develop adaptable and sustainable communities while also minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced. It sounds like a great deal to accomplish but it all starts with the need. will to succeed and the right information.

This 2-day workshop will provide participants with an:

  • Overview of climate change issues
  • Opportunity to explore the impacts climate change on local, regional, and global scales
  • Opportunity to explore the responses, responsibilities and action taken by various groups and levels of government in terms of climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Overview on renewable energy and energy efficiency options
  • Opportunity to design a community action plan for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Workshop Benefits:

CIER believes that the best strategies and mechanisms for a First Nation to adapt to a changing climate are those developed by its members because they know fundamentally what will work in their First nation and what will not. To do this effectively requires knowledge of the issues, what alternatives other First Nations have tried and where to go to find additional information and support for climate change initiatives. CIER's Climate Change Workshop for First Nations is designed specifically to do this.

Investment:

The cost to attend this 2-day workshop is $675. Please register before May 30, 2008. The workshop will be held at CIER's Winnipeg office.

For more information email lkroefer@cier.ca or call at (204)956-0660.

Registration forms are available below.

 

Thursday June 12, 2008
Start: 06/11/2008 7:00 am
End: 06/12/2008 7:00 pm

The Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents:
A Climate Change Workshop for First Nations 

June 11-12, 2008

Many predict that First Nations will be among the first to experience the effects of a changing climate because of their close relationship with the land and water. However, First Nations are often the people who have the least access to information about climate change or what they can do to adapt to climate change impacts.

It is important that all Canadians, especially First Nations, are aware of the climate change impacts they are likely to face, plan so they are prepared for these impacts, and develop adaptable and sustainable communities while also minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced. It sounds like a great deal to accomplish but it all starts with the need. will to succeed and the right information.

This 2-day workshop will provide participants with an:

  • Overview of climate change issues
  • Opportunity to explore the impacts climate change on local, regional, and global scales
  • Opportunity to explore the responses, responsibilities and action taken by various groups and levels of government in terms of climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Overview on renewable energy and energy efficiency options
  • Opportunity to design a community action plan for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Workshop Benefits:

CIER believes that the best strategies and mechanisms for a First Nation to adapt to a changing climate are those developed by its members because they know fundamentally what will work in their First nation and what will not. To do this effectively requires knowledge of the issues, what alternatives other First Nations have tried and where to go to find additional information and support for climate change initiatives. CIER's Climate Change Workshop for First Nations is designed specifically to do this.

Investment:

The cost to attend this 2-day workshop is $675. Please register before May 30, 2008. The workshop will be held at CIER's Winnipeg office.

For more information email lkroefer@cier.ca or call at (204)956-0660.

Registration forms are available below.

 

Start: 06/12/2008 6:00 am

The Healthy Communities Approach in Action
University of British Columbia

BC Healthy Communities invites community developers, health promotion practitioners, local government leaders, policy makers and engaged citizens to participate in our first provincial conference! We hope you’ll join this unique gathering of capacity building innovators, sparks and champions as we convene for two dynamic days of communities are breaking new ground! Community builders around the province are posing some important questions: Join this growing collaboration of community leaders and capacity building practitioners at BC Healthy Communities’ first conference, June 12 and 13, 2008.

Throughout the conference you’ll participate in leading-edge workshops, lively discussion, learning and reflection, thoughtful deliberation, interactive networking, practical asset-building, and collaborative future-shaping. With friends and colleagues from around the province, you’ll explore some pioneering and practical ways that communities are engaging in capacity building approaches that make a difference. Then, in dialogue and deliberation you’ll identify essential next steps along the path of health, well-being, and healthy development – in individuals, in organizations, and in communities.

To register visit http://www.bchealthycommunities.ca or contact us at 1-888-356-0892 x1

Start: 06/12/2008 10:00 am
End: 06/12/2008 12:00 pm

Geo-referenced Document Management System

 

MRF Geosystems Corp has developed an industry-leading web-based GIS editing solution called MRF GISNet. Using this solution, an enterprise can be enabled to allow each staff member to perform GIS tasks such as map viewing, GIS analysis, map plotting, and GIS editing.

 

With the financial support from GeoConnections under the Directed Innovations program, MRF developed a web-based Geo-referenced Document Management System and implemented this system at two collaborating organizations: Alberta SRD for Alberta Wildfire System, and Orange County, California for Cadastral Record Management.  Both organisations are using the MRF GISNet editing solution as their base platform.

 

GeoConnections will be hosting a presentation of the results from this project:

 

When: Thursday, June 12, 10:00-12:00 EDT

Web/Telephone Access:  Contact David Sampson at dsampson@NRCan.gc.ca

Link to company website: www.mrf.com

 

This presentation will provide an overview of the MRF GISNet system, as well as demonstration / discussion of both the Geo-referenced Document Management Systems for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and for Orange County, California

 

Agenda:

 

1. MRF Introduction

2. MRF GISNet for web-based GIS editing

3. Geo-referenced Document Management System for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

4. Geo-referenced Document Management System for Orange County, California

5. Q&A

Start: 06/12/2008 10:00 am
End: 06/12/2008 12:00 pm

Geo-referenced Document Management System

 

MRF Geosystems Corp has developed an industry-leading web-based GIS editing solution called MRF GISNet. Using this solution, an enterprise can be enabled to allow each staff member to perform GIS tasks such as map viewing, GIS analysis, map plotting, and GIS editing.

 

With the financial support from GeoConnections under the Directed Innovations program, MRF developed a web-based Geo-referenced Document Management System and implemented this system at two collaborating organizations: Alberta SRD for Alberta Wildfire System, and Orange County, California for Cadastral Record Management.  Both organisations are using the MRF GISNet editing solution as their base platform.

 

GeoConnections will be hosting a presentation of the results from this project:

 

When: Thursday, June 12, 10:00-12:00 EDT

Web/Telephone Access:  Contact David Sampson at dsampson@NRCan.gc.ca

Link to company website: www.mrf.com

 

This presentation will provide an overview of the MRF GISNet system, as well as demonstration / discussion of both the Geo-referenced Document Management Systems for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and for Orange County, California

 

Agenda:

 

1. MRF Introduction

2. MRF GISNet for web-based GIS editing

3. Geo-referenced Document Management System for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

4. Geo-referenced Document Management System for Orange County, California

5. Q&A

Friday June 13, 2008
Start: 06/12/2008 6:00 am
End: 06/13/2008 6:00 pm

The Healthy Communities Approach in Action
University of British Columbia

BC Healthy Communities invites community developers, health promotion practitioners, local government leaders, policy makers and engaged citizens to participate in our first provincial conference! We hope you’ll join this unique gathering of capacity building innovators, sparks and champions as we convene for two dynamic days of communities are breaking new ground! Community builders around the province are posing some important questions: Join this growing collaboration of community leaders and capacity building practitioners at BC Healthy Communities’ first conference, June 12 and 13, 2008.

Throughout the conference you’ll participate in leading-edge workshops, lively discussion, learning and reflection, thoughtful deliberation, interactive networking, practical asset-building, and collaborative future-shaping. With friends and colleagues from around the province, you’ll explore some pioneering and practical ways that communities are engaging in capacity building approaches that make a difference. Then, in dialogue and deliberation you’ll identify essential next steps along the path of health, well-being, and healthy development – in individuals, in organizations, and in communities.

To register visit http://www.bchealthycommunities.ca or contact us at 1-888-356-0892 x1

Tuesday June 17, 2008
Start: 06/17/2008 7:00 am

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP): Getting Started Workshop

June 17-18, 2008

Comprehensive community planning is a community-based planning process that provides First Nations with an opportunity to set a path for the future of their community. It is holistic and integrated. It involves working with the leadership, administration, and the people to create a long-term vision, identify environmental, economic, social and cultural strengths, needs, and priorities and to plan the path to sustainability and achieving the vision.

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to comprehensive community planning (i.e. it is more than doing a site plan for your building!) including how to get started, and interesting and creative ways to involve youth, Elders, and community members in the process.

Contact CIER at www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration forms and further information can be found below.

Wednesday June 18, 2008
Start: 06/17/2008 7:00 am
End: 06/18/2008 7:00 pm

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP): Getting Started Workshop

June 17-18, 2008

Comprehensive community planning is a community-based planning process that provides First Nations with an opportunity to set a path for the future of their community. It is holistic and integrated. It involves working with the leadership, administration, and the people to create a long-term vision, identify environmental, economic, social and cultural strengths, needs, and priorities and to plan the path to sustainability and achieving the vision.

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to comprehensive community planning (i.e. it is more than doing a site plan for your building!) including how to get started, and interesting and creative ways to involve youth, Elders, and community members in the process.

Contact CIER at www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration forms and further information can be found below.

Start: 06/18/2008 7:00 am

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
First Nations and the Environment Workshop

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to First Nations' environmental issues, First Nations' relationships with the environment and various aspects of Indigenous Knowledge.

Methods to increase and apply awareness of First Nations' environmental issues in a professional setting will be explored. Case study examples will be discussed. Methods for instruction and exploration include presentations, discussions, large and small group work and a field trip to a First Nation community. An Elder will join the teaching team during the field trip.

At the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Have a basic understanding of First Nation environmental issues in Canada
  • Have a basic understanding of various elements of Indigenous Knowledge
  • Have experienced learning about First Nation environmental issues in a First Nation community
  • Be familiar with ways in which an awareness of First Nation environmental issues can be applied professionally

Contact CIER www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration and additional information can be found below.

 

Thursday June 19, 2008
Start: 06/18/2008 7:00 am
End: 06/19/2008 7:00 pm

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
First Nations and the Environment Workshop

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to First Nations' environmental issues, First Nations' relationships with the environment and various aspects of Indigenous Knowledge.

Methods to increase and apply awareness of First Nations' environmental issues in a professional setting will be explored. Case study examples will be discussed. Methods for instruction and exploration include presentations, discussions, large and small group work and a field trip to a First Nation community. An Elder will join the teaching team during the field trip.

At the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Have a basic understanding of First Nation environmental issues in Canada
  • Have a basic understanding of various elements of Indigenous Knowledge
  • Have experienced learning about First Nation environmental issues in a First Nation community
  • Be familiar with ways in which an awareness of First Nation environmental issues can be applied professionally

Contact CIER www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration and additional information can be found below.

 

Start: 06/19/2008 8:00 am

When: June 19 & 20, 2008
What:
The Shock Doctrine: Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada Symposium of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists
Who
: With Naomi Klein as a Guest Speaker
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Maritime Labour Center, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC

Well known Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein is a guest speaker at the 2008 "Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada Symposium" in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). In a supportive essay published in 2003 she wrote: "BC's First Nation peoples have already been robbed of so much. It is the duty of all Canadians living on stolen land to join in the struggle to defend what is left" The Olympics Land Grab.

Panel 1: Criminalization of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists

Panel 2: Impact of Commercial and Industrial Economics on Traditional Values, Knowledge and Activities

More information can be found here: http://www.firstnations.de/media/01-0-symposium.pdf

Friday June 20, 2008
Start: 06/19/2008 8:00 am
End: 06/20/2008 5:00 pm

When: June 19 & 20, 2008
What:
The Shock Doctrine: Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada Symposium of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists
Who
: With Naomi Klein as a Guest Speaker
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Maritime Labour Center, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC

Well known Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein is a guest speaker at the 2008 "Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada Symposium" in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). In a supportive essay published in 2003 she wrote: "BC's First Nation peoples have already been robbed of so much. It is the duty of all Canadians living on stolen land to join in the struggle to defend what is left" The Olympics Land Grab.

Panel 1: Criminalization of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists

Panel 2: Impact of Commercial and Industrial Economics on Traditional Values, Knowledge and Activities

More information can be found here: http://www.firstnations.de/media/01-0-symposium.pdf

Saturday June 21, 2008
Start: 06/21/2008 1:30 pm
End: 06/21/2008 7:00 pm

Ry Moran along with Ron Rice, President of the Victoria Native Friendship Center and
Shannon MacGillvary of MacGillvary and Associates are very pleased to announce a
wonderful and community minded National Aboriginal Day Celebration at Ship Point on
Saturday, June 21st.

The inclusive event will feature a number of prominent musicians and artists. Recent
Juno award nominee and Canadian Folk Music Award winner Sandy Scofield will
perform as will other top aboriginal talent such Niska, the LeLeLa Dancers, Auntie Kate
and Manik 1Derful. Well-known roots musician Art Napoleon will MC and perform at
the event. An artists market will also take place.

"Our goal is to create a great space where people can experience and enjoy some of the
top aboriginal talent on Vancouver Island and in British Columbia. Everyone is very
welcome to attend this free event" says Ry, also a noted aboriginal musician.

The artists market will commence at 1pm on the 21st with entertainment and cultural
presentations commencing at 1:30pm. The event will wrap up at 7pm.

Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to get a good seat!