The Votes are In for Canada’s Favourite Blogs!

Science Borealis released the results of the 2018 People’s Choice Awards: Canada’s Favourite Science Online! competition this earlier week and the Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) blog is so proud to announce that CMN was voted as one of the three finalists! Even better we discovered we were voted the runner-up to the amazing Stephen B. Heard’s blog Scientist Sees Squirrel! We have been so honoured to have been nominated with the other finalists for 2018 People’s Choice Awards: Canada’s Favourite Science…

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Submit Event to our Online Event Calendar for the 2018 International Mountain Day

International Mountain Day Celebrations 2018 International Mountain Day 2018 planning is underway in communities across the country! The Canadian Mountain Network wants to help publicise all of these great events celebrating all things mountains. CMN also wants to help to connect communities and organizations across Canada for these celebrations. Internationalmountainday.ca will have an online event calendar where submitted events for 2018 will be listed for the public to access. Submit your event today! The post…

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University of Alberta Museums Exhibit: Mountains and Water August 23 – October 5, 2018

Mountains and Water: Visions of the Land in Canada and China Presented by the University of Alberta and the China Institute A sample of the Canadian landscape paintings in the exhibit. Mountains and water have been a source of inspiration for artists throughout history; “Mountains and Water: Visions of the Land in Canada and China” contrasts the landscape paintings of artists from Canada and China to demonstrate how art  featuring mountains and water has been influenced by…

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CMN has been Nominated for Canada’s Favourite Science Blog! Vote for us today!

The Canadian Mountain Network is honoured to announce that we have been shortlisted for People’s Choice Award: Canada’s Favourite Science Blog! from Science Borealis! Voting is open from September 17th to the 29th and the site and blog that receive the most votes will be named the 2018 People’s Choice: Canada’s Favourite Science Online! We are so excited to join the other nominees in this competition and look forward to checking out the other nominees as they…

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The Role of Planning in the Transition from Resource-Dependency

Port Alberni, British Columbia (Arnaud DG) Many mature resource-dependent towns are troubled by significant job losses as a result of declining industry. Geographically isolated communities are particularly impacted by these changes, faced with the challenge of developing new forms of employment. Roger Hayter and Stephan Nieweler seek to better understand the transition of resource towns by focusing on the relationship between local planning and local economic development. These relationships have, in the past, been dominated…

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“It’s mainly our heritage, the Inuit way of life that should be taught in the park”: From a loci for management to a socio-ecological system in Auyuittuq National Park

Dawn over Pangnirtung Fjord. Photo credit: Qaqqaqtunaaq The chapter “Co-operative Management of Auyuittuq National Park: Moving Towards Greater Emphasis and Recognition of Indigenous Aspirations for the Management of Their Lands” (2016) focuses on Inuit-led governance models for Auyuittuq National Park, Nunavut. The park is perhaps best-known to Southerners for its breathtaking landscapes, lush tundra, and the familiar imagery of Mount Asgard and Mount Thor; the park is nestled within Baffin Island’s fjord system between Qikiqtarjuaq…

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NCE Expert Panel

Members of CMN’s proposed governance at the Expert Panel Review in Ottawa (from left: Joe Dragon, Norma Kassi, Christy Urban, Matthias Ruth, Aynslie Ogden, & Stan Boutin) The Canadian Mountain Network was proud to present our work to the NCE Expert Panel, which took place in Ottawa on Tuesday, August 28th. The presentation was well-received, and CMN would like to thank everyone for their support in this application, especially our partners and contributors who made…

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Enhancing Grizzly Bear Management with Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Monitoring

Two grizzly bears in the Lake Louise ski area at Banff National Park (Chris Moseley) Wildlife management programs often involve collaborations between government scientists and academic researchers; however, conservation efforts can be enhanced by incorporating the traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous peoples. As enduring stewards of the land, Indigenous communities have a deep understanding of our living natural resources and may offer unique perspectives based on their traditional values and expertise. Especially for issues of cultural significance, such…

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Full Application to the Networks of Centres of Excellence

The Canadian Mountain Network is very proud to announce we submitted our Full Application to the Networks of Centres of Excellence Funding Competition last week! CMN would like to thank everyone involved in the development of the Network since 2016, especially to members of our governance including the various groups, committees, and councils, the research teams who answered the Preparatory Call for Proposals, and the organizations that wrote Letters of Support. The Network will learn of the NCE…

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Adjudication of CMN Preparatory Call Applications

The Canadian Mountain Network’s (CMN) multidisciplinary adjudication committee met this week to review the applications received for the development of CMN’s Full Application to the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Funding Competition. The adjudication committee is made up of members from the Research Management Committee and the Indigenous Advisory Council. CMN would like to thank everyone who submitted applications. Of the 42 applications we received, 14 have been approved. CMN has balanced the budget allocations evenly between the 3…

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