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Symposium Program

Biodiversity Conservation for a Sustainable Future

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Optional Evening Activity

Jeremy Kerr.

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Jeremy Kerr.

7 pm – 8 pm: Biodiversity and Conservation
Don't miss this public talk by Jeremy Kerr, Ph.D., University of Ottawa.

8 pm – 9 pm: Networking Reception
Light refreshments provided

Cost:

  • Free
  • Cash bar

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Friday, February 2, 2018

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Watch It Here, Live!
9 am – 5 pm, Eastern standard time (UTC−05)

8 am: Registration

9 am: Opening Remarks and Welcoming Comments

9:05 am: Introduction to the Symposium
Ross Beaty, Sitka Foundation

9:20 am: Keynote Speaker
Leonard Krishtalka, Ph.D., Director, Kansas Biodiversity Institute
A new view of life: Quantum biology and biological dark matter

10:00 am: Networking Break
Refreshments provided

10:20 am: Speaker
Rick Taylor, Ph.D., Director, Beaty Biodiversity Museum; Chair, COSEWIC
COSEWIC's conservation-status assessments for Canadian species at risk: Current status and future challenges

11:00 am: Speaker
Dan Kraus, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Stopping the sixth extinction needs to start at home: A Canadian perspective on conservation

11:30 am: Speaker
Eli Enns, Ph.D., Regional Coordinator, North America, Indigenous Peoples' and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas Consortium
Indigenous protected and conserved areas in Canada

12:30 pm: Lunch
Lunch provided

1:30 pm: Profile of the Museum's Centres of Excellence

1:40 pm: Speaker
Chris Buddle, Ph.D., Dean of Students, McGill University
Memes, millennials and museums: How today's university students will save our planet

2:10 pm: Speaker
Danielle Fraser, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Palaeobiology, Canadian Museum of Nature
Conservation palaeobiology: Using the past to understand and forecast responses to global perturbations

2:40 pm: Speaker
Speaker to be determined, Rio Tinto Mining Corporation
Ecological remediation

3:10 pm: Networking Break
Refreshments provided

3:30 pm: Speaker
Speaker to be determined

4:00 pm: Speaker Round-Table
Speakers to be determined
Questions and discussion

5:00 pm: Closing Remarks
Mark Graham, Ph.D., Vice-President, Research and Collections, Canadian Museum of Nature

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm: Closing Reception

  • Light refreshments provided
  • Cash bar

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