Friday, June 4, 2021
The Environmental Studies Association of Canada invites you to join an exciting event with Brenda Parlee who worked in northern Canada and globally for over 20 years on a range of collaborative and community-based research projects related to community-based monitoring, social-ecological change in the Mackenzie River Basin, wildlife health, Indigenous knowledge of caribou populations, sustainable resource development, the impacts of mining on community well being, biodiversity conservation and cooperative (co-management) of lands and resources in Alberta.
There is growing support for participatory approaches to environmental governance in different places and spaces; tools and practices can be found in diverse ecosystems and cultures and in response to may kinds of ecological stresses. Monitoring practices that build on local and Indigenous knowledge are among those contributing to local-regional governance in Canada. Are these just local social movements? Can these efforts toward community-based monitoring create real opportunities to understand and address our global ecological footprint? What are some design principles that might drive global social-ecological transformation?
Together we will try to find answers to these questions!
- Dr. Brenda Parlee, Professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta