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(November 20) Talk on Climate Change and Building Science

(November 20) Talk on Climate Change and Building Science

Humans spend over 90% of their time indoors, so understanding how climate change is affecting the operations and adaptation of buildings is critical. Join the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium in Victoria, along with building scientist Rob Lepage in Victoria on Nov 20 at 3pm to discuss this interesting topic in more detail.  Register for the […]

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(November 29) Can't Face it Alone: Public Dialogue

(November 29) Can’t Face it Alone: Public Dialogue

We cannot face climate change alone. It impacts our communities, our decisions, and emotions, but leveraging our personal connections and relationships can drive solutions and innovation. Join SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on November 29 at 4:30 to discuss this topic, and learn about how climate change moves beyond the individual.  To learn more […]

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(November 21) Webinar: Living with the Rain: Adapting to Increased Future Rainfall in the Greater Vancouver Area

(November 21) Webinar: Living with the Rain: Adapting to Increased Future Rainfall in the Greater Vancouver Area

Climate change is expected to bring an increase in total annual precipitation as well as more intense rainfall events to the Greater Vancouver area. How can this region and others work with climate projections of future precipitation and prepare for these changes? This webinar will give examples of how two government bodies are leading the […]

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(Now - January 10) Have Your Say. Climate Ready BC: Preparing Together

(Now – January 10) Have Your Say. Climate Ready BC: Preparing Together

Have your say on B.C.’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy Climate change is already impacting communities across British Columbia. We’ve seen record wildfires, extreme weather, increased drought and more frequent flooding. That’s why the government’s CleanBC plan commits the Province to develop a Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy to help ensure that communities across B.C. […]

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(November 14) You, Me & CleanBC: A Dialogue for Young Leaders on Climate Action.

(November 14) You, Me & CleanBC: A Dialogue for Young Leaders on Climate Action.

Join the SFU Centre for Dialogue on Thursday November 14 for the event You, Me & CleanBC: A Dialogue for Young Leaders on Climate Action. This event will be a dialogue about the collective climate action needed in BC and an opportunity to learn more about current youth-led and provincial government-led climate initiatives. Attendees can hear […]

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(November 20) Vacancy Announcement: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Pacific Water Research Centre, SFU

(November 20) Vacancy Announcement: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Pacific Water Research Centre, SFU

The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University is hiring a post-doctoral researcher (PDR). The PDR will play a leading role in a tri-national project on methodologies for costing of flood impacts in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The main objective of this project, approved and funded by […]

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(October 30) - We’re way past the point of preventing climate change, it’s time to adapt

(October 30) – We’re way past the point of preventing climate change, it’s time to adapt

A recent University Affairs magazine article has a title to make you pause: We’re way past the point of preventing climate change, it’s time to adapt. The article clearly marks the transition from a world in which we thought we could prevent warming above a degree, to a world where we are no longer in […]

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(October 29) New Report: Ahead of the Storm: Developing Flood-Resilience Guidance for Canada’s Commercial Real Estate

(October 29) New Report: Ahead of the Storm: Developing Flood-Resilience Guidance for Canada’s Commercial Real Estate

The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation announces their latest report entitled: “Ahead of the Storm: Developing Flood-Resilience Guidance for Canada’s Commercial Real Estate.”  As the commercial real estate industry strives to minimize its exposure to flood risk, this report provides a concise list of flood-resilience measures that can reduce the potential for property damage, business disruptions, […]

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