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    ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

    ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

    ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford was interviewed for the Winter issue of the SFU School of Public Policy Magazine. Deb discusses how ACT got started and how it has evolved since its inception. One exciting point is that climate change adaptation did not used to be a pressing concern for many in Canada, but with [...]

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    Read Now: Report on Columbia River Treaty Workshop October 7th

    Read Now: Report on Columbia River Treaty Workshop October 7th

    On October 7th of this year, ACT in partnership with the Canadian Water Resources Association hosted a one-day workshop on the Columbia River Treaty. This workshop was titled “Columbia River Treaty: Past, Present and Future” and featured expert presentations and panel discussions on social, political, legal and environmental issues related to the treaty, with a special [...]

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    Learn more about our new book, "The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World"

    Learn more about our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World”

    ACT was pleased to release our new book: The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World, by Jon O’Riordan & Robert William Sandford  Published by Rocky Mountain Books | $16 hardcover We held an event in Vancouver on December 3rd to launch this exciting book. Secure supplies of water, food and energy are [...]

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    Register Now: Workshop on Climate Change-Induced Hazards

    Register Now: Workshop on Climate Change-Induced Hazards

    The Centre for Natural Hazard Research will host a workshop co-organized with the SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team and Natural Resources Canada to stimulate a national discussion about weather-caused and -triggered hazards that are changing in a warming world. The workshop will: examine current and likely future changes in the frequency and intensity of hydro-meteorological [...]

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    Job Posting: Executive Director, Cowichan Watershed Board

    Job Posting: Executive Director, Cowichan Watershed Board

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / COORDINATOR JOB POSTING The Cowichan Watershed Society is seeking to hire a part time Executive Director, who will also serve as the Coordinator of the Cowichan Watershed Board. The position will report to the Society Co-Chairs and Board Co-Chairs. Duties and Responsibilities Provide Executive Director and administrative services for the Cowichan Watershed [...]

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    Job Posting with PCIC: Administrative Assistant

    Job Posting: Administrative Assistant 1 year term (Maternity Leave Replacement) Closing Date: February 22, 2016 PCIC is seeking to hire an Administrative Assistant. Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) was created to assess climate impacts in Pacific North America. The goals of the Consortium are to foster collaborative research, to strengthen the [...]

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    Workshop for Okanagan Producers on Climate Change Adaptation

    Workshop for Okanagan Producers on Climate Change Adaptation

    What A workshop (in two locations) focused on developing adaptation options and an action strategy to strengthen agricultural resilience in a changing climate. Discussion will include strategies for managing: Changing hydrological systems (drier summers) Increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and Changes to pests, diseases and invasive species. Why Get involved in developing [...]

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    Canada Ocean Lecture: Marine Biodiversity and the Health of Canada's Oceans

    Canada Ocean Lecture: Marine Biodiversity and the Health of Canada’s Oceans

    Check out this free event, Thursday March 3rd, on marine biodiversity: Marine Biodiversity and the Health of Canada’s Oceans A free public talk and discussion, presented by Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Research Professor, Ocean Sciences and Biology, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:00 pm, SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre Room 1900, 515 West [...]

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    Call for Proposals: Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network

    Call for Proposals: Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network

          For those doing research into conservation and low-carbon economies: The Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network (EEPRN) is seeking academic research project proposals in the following research areas: Policies for a Low Carbon Economy; Innovation and Competitiveness; Conservation (including species at risk protection); Data Set Development and Linkages; We particularly encourage proposals [...]

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    Call for Applications: Russell E. Train Fellowships

    Call for Applications: Russell E. Train Fellowships

    Check out this opportunity for Graduate students: Russell E. Train Fellowships support individuals pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in conservation. Each year, WWF supports committed conservationists from target countries to receive financial support for their studies and field research. Applicants can apply to attend any university around the world and must return to their home [...]

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    On Energy East and Real National Unity

    On Energy East and Real National Unity

    Some proponents of the Energy East pipeline tout that it will help create ‘national unity’. They point to past large-scale development projects, like the national railway, which connected the country and made people feel a sense of national pride. However, as this ope-ed points out, the dying oil and gas sector should not be the [...]

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    Upcoming Webinars on Urban Resilience

    Upcoming Webinars on Urban Resilience

    Check out this series of webinars on urban resilience: EMI’s Institute of Urban Resilience (EMI-IUR) recently launched its Urban Resilience Webinar series where participants can learn from and interact real-time with world-renowned experts on the most pressing urban resilience and disaster risk management (DRM) topics today. The webinars provide a structured and comprehensive lecture on the [...]

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