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BC Healthy Communities 2008 Conference - UBC June, 2008

06/12/2008 6:00 am
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 or contact us at 1-888-356-0892 x1


Climate Change Workshop for First Nations

06/11/2008 7:00 am
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.


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 or call at (204)956-0660.

Registration forms are available below.



Global Mapping Forum 2008

06/05/2008 9:00 am
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


EARSeL and GISDECO Joint Workshop

06/04/2008 9:00 am
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


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