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Canadian Association of Geographers Annual General Meeting 2007

05/29/2007 7:00 am
06/02/2007 5:00 pm
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"Welcome to Saskatchewan!" You are cordially invited to participate in the 56th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers to be held on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This is the centennial year for the University, and to celebrate this landmark CAG 2007 is jointly hosted by the Department of Geography and the Congress of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). In addition, the Canadian Cartographic Association will be holding its annual meeting concurrently with the CAG, which will add another dimension to this year’s conference.

This will be an opportunity to showcase Geography, not only to the larger academic community, but also to the general public throughout the Prairies. The Congress has chosen Bridging Communities: making public knowledge – making knowledge public as its theme, and we hope that Geographers will take up that challenge. As always, we encourage presentations from across the entire range of contemporary geographic research.

We are looking forward to participation from across Canada and beyond. In particular, we are hoping that the CAG/AAG session on Transborder Issues will strengthen links with our neighbours to the south. Student contributions are particularly encouraged and we are planning to award $150 for the best student papers and posters in Human, Physical, and Technical Geography.

New information about the conference will be posted on this site as it becomes available – check back frequently.

http://www.usask.ca/geography/cag2007

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Salmon Summit 2

04/21/2007 2:30 pm
04/21/2007 8:00 pm
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Come out to Salmon Summit 2 and renew your vows to keep Skeena salmon wild. This event follows our wildly successful Salmon Summit two years ago in the spring 2004.

Featuring former Nisga'a Nation president and Order of Canada recipient Joe Gosnell and speakers from Skeena First Nations and the sport and commercial fishing sectors. Plus silent auctions, live music and more!

What: Salmon feast and summit
When: April 21, 2007. Doors open at 2:30pm, dinner at 6:00pm
Where: Kitsumkalum Hall

Free admission. Dinner by donation.
For more information, call 615-1282 or email info@friendsofwildsalmon.ca

http://friendsofwildsalmon.ca/

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Protecting and Respecting the Earth's Soul -- Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson Lecture

04/19/2007 7:00 pm
04/19/2007 9:00 pm
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Hosted by The Interfaith Summer Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements and the JS Woodsworth Lecture Series at SFU

SFU Harbour Centre SFU, Room 1700
515 West Hastings, Vancouver
 

Reserved seating is recommended: call 604-291-5100 or email cs_hc@sfu.ca

Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson is a citizen of the Haida Nation from Skidegate, Haida Gwaii.  She holds degrees in computer science and law from the University of British Columbia.  She has practiced in the area of aboriginal-environmental law for the last 10 years, and restricts her personal law practice at White Raven Law in this area.  Terri-Lynn represented the Haida Nation at all levels of court in litigation to protect the old-growth forests of Haida Gwaii, Council of the Haida Nation and Guujaaw, et. al. v. Ministry of Forests, et. al., and is currently counsel for the Haida Nation in an Aboriginal Title lawsuit.

Terri-Lynn has published and regularly lectures internationally in aboriginal law, particularly as it relates to cultural heritage and environmental protection.  She was the founding Executive Director of the charity EAGLE (Environmental-Aboriginal Guardianship through Law and Education).  She has volunteered for numerous organizations, including as an Advisory Council member for the Vancouver Foundation's Environment Program and as a juror for the Buffet Award for Indigenous Leadership, at Ecotrust (US).  She is currently a board member of Earthlife Canada Foundation and Haida Gwaii Singers.

 
Terri-Lynn is devoted to perpetuating Haida culture, beginning with co-founding a children's dance group in 1978 and illustrating a children's book.  She is an accomplished singer and dancer and is an active member of the Rainbow Creek Dancers, which travels and performs locally and internationally.  She also creates appliquéd and woven ceremonial-regalia.  She and husband, artist Robert Davidson, often return to rejuvenate and connect with the land and people of Haida Gwaii.
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Conserving our Marine and Terrestrial Biodiversity: Smart Decision-making in Conservation

04/01/2007 7:30 pm
04/01/2007 9:00 pm
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This lecture is part of the upcoming MARXAN worksop being hosted and organized by PacMARA (Pacific Marine Analysis Research Association) the following week. I'll be attending the workshop for a couple of days, and hopefully this lecture, too.
 

YOU ARE INVITED TO AN EVENING WITH:

 

 

DR. DANIEL PAULY,

DIRECTOR, UBC FISHERIES CENTRE, and

 

DR. HUGH POSSINGHAM,

DIRECTOR, ECOLOGY CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

 

SPEAKING ON:

 

CONSERVING OUR MARINE AND

TERRESTRIAL BIODIVERSITY: 

SMART DECISION-MAKING IN CONSERVATION

 

SUNDAY APRIL 1 7:30PM

 

LECTURE THEATRE

UNIVERSITY OF BC FOREST SCIENCES BUILDING

2424 MAIN MALL (AT AGRONOMY ROAD)

 

 

In conjunction with an International Marxan Best Practices Workshop being held at UBC April 2-5 (www.pacmara.org for more information), the Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association is pleased to present a public event with Daniel Pauly and Hugh Possingham, speaking about the need for smart decision-making in conservation. 

Dr Pauly and Dr Possingham will present on the current state of marine and terrestrial ecosystems and how we got here, then outline some changes and new tools needed to better manage ecosystems.  They will present a compelling vision for new approaches to science and decision-making, and for new relationships between scientists and decision-makers, to ensure more sustainable marine and terrestrial management results.

The evening will also include a question and discussion period.

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