Polar bears became poster children for carbon reduction initiatives around 2006, when an animated polar bear failing to climb on a melting ice floe featured in Al Gore’s documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Michelle Daigle is Mushkegowuk (Cree), a member of Constance Lake First Nation in Treaty 9 in northern Ontario Canada, and of French ancestry. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia, located on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam nation.
Producing Conservation Territories at Sea: Processes and Consequences at the Science-Policy Interface Abstract: Marine protected areas (MPAs) are playing an increasingly significant role in global ocean conservation governance. In just the past ten years, total ocean area under protected status has increased more than fivefold. Drawing on literature from political ecology, political geography, and Science […]
Using perceptions as evidence in sustainability science Abstract: Social scientists often use human perceptions in both qualitative and quantitative research on conservation, resource management, and sustainability. However, perceptions are also often dismissed as unreliable and anecdotal by those arguing for evidence-based decision-making. In this talk, I will define perceptions, discuss the strengths and limitations of […]
Description Join us for a screening of A la Mar, a Peruvian documentary film. Following the film, we will have a facilitated discussion and Q&A with a few experts and a short reception. About the film: In the eighties, La Herradura beach in Peru was destroyed. In the nineties, the wave of Cabo Blanco […]
Using cross-cultural and locally-contextualized values to understand the priorities of fishing communities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India Sahir Advani IRES & IOF PhD Candidate Bio: I am a PhD Candidate at IRES and the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF), University of British Columbia. I’m interested in determining sustainable solutions for small-scale […]
Stress and Mental Health in Academia Nafiza Ali UBC Wellness Advisor Join Nafiza Ali from UBC Wellness to learn about stress and mental health: Understand what mental health means and when to get help Learn about and practice strategies you can use to manage distress at any time Get info and ask questions about different […]