August 2016: ECGG’s Jeremy Pittman and the Conservation Planning Group’s Jorge Álvarez-Romero recently teamed up on a blog post about governance across the land-sea interface based on a session at the International Marine Conservation Congress (July 30 to August 3, 2016 in St. John’s, NL). The session was organized by Jeremy and Derek Armitage, and included scholars working around the world on land-sea sustainability issues. ECGG’s Prateep Nayak also presented in the session. You can read the blog here.
August 2016: Evan Andrews has won the graduate student prize for his paper, “Diverse knowledge types for hydroelectric dam management: Empirical evidence for a two-eyed seeing approach in the Saskatchewan River Delta” through the Society for the Policy Sciences. Congratulations!
June 2016: Congratulations to Sajida Awan, Ashok Selvaraj and Steven Alexander on graduating from their programs at the University of Waterloo! All three have had many successes and have made impressive contributions to their programs, fields of research, and to ECGG. Steven Alexander was also named a 2016 recipient of an “Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies” award.
June 2016: ECGG members continue to publish compelling articles. Our 2016 publications can be found here. Of note is a new paper published by Kaitlyn Rathwell and Derek Armitage in Ecology and Society, which has been profiled on the Glacierhub blog: “Indigenous Art Promotes Resilience to Climate Change“. This paper is one of the first of its kind to empirically assess the role of art and artistic processes as a source of knowledge and insight about environmental change.
June 2016: Spring has been conference season for several ECGG members, and various meetings have been important venues for knowledge sharing and collaboration. Derek Armitage, Prateep Nayak, Cheryl Chan, Evan Andrews, and Graham Epstein all presented at the Coastal Zone Canada conference from June 12-16 in Toronto. The theme of the conference was “Coastal Futures; Resilience through Collaboration”. Irene Brueckner-Irwin presented a poster at the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership biennial science workshop from June 8-10 in Fredericton. The theme of the meeting was “Fundy in Flux: Challenges for Science, Policy and Society”. You can read about her experience at the workshop in our blog.
May 2016: Five members of ECGG attended the OceanCanada Partnership (OCP) Conference at the University of British Columbia from May 24-27 in Vancouver. More than 50 partners attended for a productive multi-disciplinary meeting about OCP’s core themes and collaboration as the partnership moves forward.
May 2016: Congratulations to the ECGG members who have recently received awards to pursue their research! Evan Andrews and Cheryl Chan have both been awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarships. Irene Brueckner-Irwin has been awarded a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship. Dani Lindamood has been awarded both the David Johnston International Experience Award and a Mitacs Globalink Research Award to study in India. The School of Environment, Enterprise and Development has written about her success here.