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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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(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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(August 6) Climate Migrants and Refugees Project

(August 6) Climate Migrants and Refugees Project

ACT has been working with the Climate Migrants and Refugees Project (CMRP) to understand and address the way climate change will cause displacement in communities within Canada and around the world, and to develop strategies to help create safe and resilient communities that are ready to help those who may have lost their homes or […]

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March for Science on April 14

March for Science on April 14

On April 14th, from 11am-2pm at Science World, scientists and the public will once again come together in Vancouver to raise awareness, advocate and speak up for science. In late winter 2018 organizers from the Metro Vancouver area once again rose to the call to help organize the March for Science Vancouver event. While the […]

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Apply Now: Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

Apply Now: Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

Apply now for a $2,000 scholarship for research on communities and environmental health! Applications for the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship are being accepted now through May 10, 2017. The scholarship supports graduate students working on BC based research projects that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives. The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Coast Salish Protocol Panel Discussion

Coast Salish Protocol Panel Discussion

About: Learn about Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh protocol practices and how migrants and settlers can make ‘genuine reconciliation’ a part of their work. Are you unsure about your role and the base knowledge on how to conduct “territorial acknowledgements” and how to make them matter? This session is for people just starting to unravel, or […]

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Webinar: Managing Flood Risk in BC's Lower Mainland

Webinar: Managing Flood Risk in BC’s Lower Mainland

The next webinar in the Fraser Basin Council’s ReTooling for Climate Change Series: Managing Flood Risk in BC’s Lower Mainland Tuesday, September 27th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Steve Litke from the Fraser Basin Council will be presenting the results of Phase 1 of the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy. Phase 1 examined the region’s flood […]

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