Conservation solutions for the climate crisis

Our warming world is changing habitats and leading to species loss and extinction at unprecedented levels. Under threat in Canada are millions of hectares of mostly boreal forest, along with habitats for countless wildlife and ecosystems that support economies, communities, and traditional ways of life.

What role can the forestry sector play in finding nature-based solutions for a changing climate? How can we learn from the mistakes of the past? What lessons can Indigenous ways of knowing and traditional practices teach us about how to cultivate ecosystem health and vitality? Join us for a panel discussion with three leading researchers in the areas of forest conservation, sustainability, and ecology.

Join alumni and friends for networking receptions before and after the program. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

Presented in partnership with the UBC Faculty of Forestry.

Speakers

Dr. Tara Martin – Professor, Liber Ero Chair in Conservation, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, UBC Faculty of Forestry

Dr. Teresa (Sm’hayetsk) Ryan – Lecturer, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, UBC Faculty of Forestry

Dr. Suzanne Simard – Professor, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, UBC Faculty of Forestry

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
6:30-9:00pm
6:30-7:00pm: Registration and reception
7:00-8:30pm: Program
8:30-9:00pm: Reception continues

Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8 – map

Open to everyone. Registration is required.

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Questions? Please contact alumni.events@ubc.ca.

Speaker Biographies

Conservation and climate: Solutions for the planet