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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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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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McMaster Centre for Climate Change Public Lecture Series - David Miller

McMaster Centre for Climate Change Public Lecture Series – David Miller

For our colleagues in Ontario: Wednesday, October 18 6:30 pm McMaster Innovation Park Hamilton, ON Join the McMaster Centre for Climate Change for their Fall 2017 public lecture from David Miller. David Miller was the visionary behind the City of Toronto’s 2007 Climate Change Action Plan which set an ambitious target of 80% below 1990 levels by […]

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Webinar: The Future of Wildland Fire in Canada – Hot and Smoky?

The Forestry Adaptation Community of Practice (FACoP) is pleased to announce the following webinar: The Future of Wildland Fire in Canada – Hot and Smoky? Tuesday, October 3 1:00-2:00 pm EDT Presented by: Mike Flannigan (Director of the Canadian Partnership for Wildland Fire Science & Professor of Wildland Fire at the University of Alberta) Wildland fires are […]

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