Episode 1: Doing Research in the Sahtú Region of the Mackenzie Mountains

  The first episode of the Canadian Mountain Podcast features a panel discussion on past and current research projects in the Sahtú region of Canada’s Northwest Territories. Hosted by writer and naturalist Ben Gadd, a diverse panel of research professionals discusses the challenges and rewards that conducting work in such a remote region entails. Guests: Leon Andrew, Tom Andrews, Heather Sayine, and Deborah Simmons. The post Episode 1: Doing Research in the Sahtú Region of…

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Episode 1: Doing Research in the Sahtú Region of the Mackenzie Mountains

  The first episode of the Canadian Mountain Podcast features a panel discussion on past and current research projects in the Sahtú region of Canada’s Northwest Territories. Hosted by writer and naturalist Ben Gadd, a diverse panel of research professionals discusses the challenges and rewards that conducting work in such a remote region entails. Guests: Leon Andrew, Tom Andrews, Heather Sayine, and Deborah Simmons. The post Episode 1: Doing Research in the Sahtú Region of…

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A Closer Look at Fungal Community Changes After Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks

Photo Credit: Government of Alberta Mountain pine beetles have dramatically changed forest landscapes in Western North America by killing-off large areas of trees and changing soil communities. Soil community structure is complex, and tree death can create implications for other organisms. By examining a recent beetle outbreak in lodgepole pine forests of western Canada, the authors look at the effects of tree death on fungal communities in the soil. In particular, the study analyzes two…

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A Time for Opportunities, Changes, and Challenges at the ARPA 2017 Conference

Lake Agnes, Photo Credit: Michelle Murphy This week the CMN is at the Alberta Recreation and Parks Conference being held at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Banff National Park. The conference runs October 27 & 28, with opening ceremonies, a keynote, and dinner on October 26. Last night, we were inspired by Rilee Many Bears and the film about him entitled “The Failure Way.”  The film introduced Rilee as a young runner who overcame…

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Designing the Banff School of Fine Arts: Where Nature and Culture Meet

Photo Credit: Paul Zizka   PearlAnn Reichwein and Karen Wall explore the Banff School of Fine Arts campus as a postwar manifestation of an international modernist cultural landscape within a broader cultural landscape of a famous national park. They argue the construction of the campus reflects the intersections of capitalism and processes of spatialization in modernist Canada. By engaging Henri Lefebvre’s concepts about space as a cultural production from social relations and Jody Berland’s ideas…

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Canadian Mountain Network Webinar: Networks of Centres of Excellence

    On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the Canadian Mountain Network hosted a webinar presenting revised Mountain NCE research themes and will look for input on the development of a Letter of Intent (LOI) that is due November 15, 2017 to the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) competition. Networks of Centres of Excellence is a Federally-funded program designed “to mobilize Canada’s research talent in the academic, private, public, and not-for-profit sectors and apply it to…

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The Current State of Research on Anxiety Disorders in Canadian Aboriginal Communities

Photo Credit: Trevor Klatko Sherry Bellamy and Cindy Hardy argue that “the blending of Western and Indigenous knowledge without ideas of Western superiority into mental health services may allow for a pathway of healing and decolonization for Aboriginal peoples in Canada.” They explore literature relevant to anxiety and Aboriginal peoples in Canada and draw attention to the limited data available related to Aboriginal communities. Bellamy and Hardy contend that research articles published through Western systems…

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Interview with Dr. Colleen Skidmore on Her New Book “Searching for Mary Schäffer: Women Wilderness Photography”

By Cathie Crooks, MBA Associate Director / Manager Planning & Operations, University of Alberta Press On September 28, Searching for Mary Schäffer: Women Wilderness Photography, by photo historian and University of Alberta Professor Colleen Skidmore, was launched at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff. On December 7, Dr. Skidmore will present a talk about the book during UAlberta’s Mountain Festival. This is the latest volume in the Mountain Cairns series published by the…

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CMN Webinar Registration Is Open

Dear friends and partners of the Canadian Mountain Network – Registration for the September 27, 2017 webinar is now open! On September 27, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (MST), the Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) and the University of Alberta will host a live webinar aimed at advancing a major research initiative. We will be presenting the second draft of our revised mountain research themes and looking for input on our Letter of Intent toward our application…

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CMN Webinar Registration Is Open

Dear friends and partners of the Canadian Mountain Network – Registration for the September 27, 2017 webinar is now open! On September 27, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (MST), the Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) and the University of Alberta will host a live webinar aimed at advancing a major research initiative. We will be presenting the second draft of our revised mountain research themes and looking for input on our Letter of Intent toward our application…

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