Community News Archive

Reconciliation and the Academy

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has announced its commitment to contribute to reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples. Read more here.

Science & Technology Debate - UVic, 7-9 pm on Wed. Sept. 23

From clean water and medicine to databases and bridges, the daily lives of Canadians are deeply connected to science and technology. But programs and policies that underpin science and tech are rarely given detailed attention in election campaigns. In fact, a question about science policy has never been asked during a federal leaders' debate. 

MIT Climate CoLab: build your own climate action plan

The MIT Climate CoLab is currently running over 20 contests where people all over the world can work with experts and each other to develop proposals on how to address climate change challenges. As world climate leaders prepare for the international climate talks in Paris later this year, the MIT Climate CoLab is launching a new set of contests that gives you a chance to create your own regional climate action plan and evaluate its effectiveness.

Wildsight Earth Day Actions and Inspirations

Check out Wildsight's Earth Day actions and inspirations in their April newsletter here.

World Space Party comes to Eldon House

On April 12th, 1961, Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space.

An Inquiry Into Possible Canadas

As we approach the 150th anniversary of our founding, our future is unclear and unsettled. Our strengths and potential are being tested by complex economic, social, political, cultural, and environmental challenges. We might succeed in addressing our challenges and realizing our potential, or we might fail and squander what has and could have been.

What will it take for Canadians to succeed in creating a good future?

New eBook on Sustainable Development in Northern Regions

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new eBook entitled, Sustainable Development in the Circumpolar North.

Focusing on the development of a sustainable future for rural and northern regions, the book touches on the themes of governance, community, economic, and social development, as well as development in Indigenous communities and regions. At its core, the publication confronts critical issues and ways to facilitate positive change for communities that are experiencing economic and social transformation.

Food Tank Summit Livestream

Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington (GW) University, is excited to present the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit at the Jack Morton Auditorium (former home of CNN’s Crossfire). This two-day event features more than 75 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together on topics including; food waste, urban agriculture, family farmers, farm workers, and more.

Statement on Sustainability in Mental Health

The Royal College of Psychiatrists Sustainability Summit has produced a statement on Sustainability in Mental Health 

Sustainability in mental health is the ability to provide high value care now and in the future in the face of environmental, economic and social constraints.