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Postdoctoral Position: Hydroclimate Scientist

PCIC is seeking to hire a postdoctoral Hydroclimate Scientist.  Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)  The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) was created to assess climate impacts in the Pacific and Yukon Region of Canada. The goals of the Consortium are to foster collaborative research, to strengthen the capacity to address regional climate change and variability, […]

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October 23: The Invisible City Film Screening

October 23: The Invisible City Film Screening

Millions of refugees are struggling to find a place to call home. Climate change will intensify this crisis as more and more people leave their homes to find habitable conditions or become displaced due to extreme weather. Join Simon Fraser University for a film screening of The Invisible City [Kakuma]. This film documents life in the Kakuma refugee camp […]

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Materials Available from Livable Cities 2017

Materials Available from Livable Cities 2017

The 2017 Livable Cities Forum took place in Victoria, BC September 18th-20th. The LCF2017 Program explored building low carbon, resilient communities. Presentations are now online. Visit the Program Page and scroll through the online schedule. Click on the presentation links in each session to see presentations! There is also a Storify of Tweets and photo highlights of the event […]

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Fulbright Arctic Initiative: Apply by October 16

Fulbright Arctic Initiative: Apply by October 16

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. At its core, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative will create a network to stimulate international scientific collaboration […]

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Sea Level Rise and Forced Migration: The Challenges for Climate Refugees

Sea Level Rise and Forced Migration: The Challenges for Climate Refugees

ACT, along with local partners, is excited to offer the following free public discussion series: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise  Regions around the world are experiencing climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, wildfires, and heat waves, while planning for the long-term effects of sea level rise and coastal storms. These stressors […]

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ACT Executive Director Appointed to Federal Adaptation Panel

ACT Executive Director Appointed to Federal Adaptation Panel

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford has been appointed to the federal government’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results. This panel will help to define how to measure progress on federal, provincial, and territorial adaptation efforts in building Canada’s resilience to climate change. The panel will also help communicate to Canadians how the government […]

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Watch the Video: Coastal First Nations Flood Stories

On September 1, ACT co-hosted an event exploring Coastal First Nations flooding stories in relation to climate change and sea level rise. This event featured Squamish Chief Ian Campbell and Haida elder Captain Gold. Watch the video from the event now!   Also, make sure to check out the forthcoming events in our Planning for Sea Level […]

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150 Years and Beyond: The Impact of Diaspora Communities on Canada

150 Years and Beyond: The Impact of Diaspora Communities on Canada

Join Cuso International and SFU International for a panel discussion and dialogue on the role of diaspora in politics, business and society. Canada prides itself on its diversity, contrasting its mosaic approach to the integration of immigrants with the American melting pot. But are newcomer communities successfully integrating into Canadian society? What impacts have diaspora […]

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