Canadian Mountain Podcast: Mountain research through Indigenous and Western knowledge systems

How do we gain knowledge about mountain systems? Historically, our understanding of mountains has predominantly been studied using Western scientific methods of research. However, Indigenous knowledge and ways of thinking have often been underappreciated, and in some cases, even excluded from mountain research, which leaves an important part of mountain heritage and knowledge unlearned. This is beginning to shift as more scientists and researchers working in mountains embrace and engage with traditional forms of knowledge…

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The Canadian Mountain Podcast launches Season 3 with new episode about the Canadian Mountain Network

The Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) is thrilled to launch a third season of the Canadian Mountain Podcast in partnership with the Journalism Program at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Meg Wilcox, Assistant Professor in the School of Communications Studies, serves as Senior Producer with a rotating cohort of undergraduate students from Mount Royal University, who learn about podcasting and mountain systems, while hosting and producing episodes for the first time. New students joining the Canadian Mountain…

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CMN Co-Research Director Norma Kassi Awarded Arctic Inspiration Prize

Norma Kassi, CMN Co-Research Director and Recipient of the 2020 Arctic Inspiration Prize Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) Co-Research Director, Norma Kassi, has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) for her project in Northern Canada, which will train Indigenous youth in Indigenous-led conservation and stewardship. The AIP is the largest annual prize in Canada and provides seed-funding to initiatives by Northerners for Northerners. The prize recognizes Northern innovation and excellence and encourages teamwork…

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The Canadian Mountain Network Publishes First Annual Report

Launched in 2019 with the support of the Networks of Centres of Excellence program and other partners, the Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) is Canada’s first formal research organization dedicated to advancing our understanding of mountain systems. The Network has come into existence at a time when Canada’s mountain systems are undergoing rapid and uncertain change. CMN’s mission is to support the resilience and health of Canada’s mountain peoples and places through research partnerships based on…

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Meet CMN’s new Executive Director, Dr. Monique Dubé!

Dr. Monique Dubé, Executive Director, Canadian Mountain Network The Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) is pleased to welcome our newly appointed Executive Director Dr. Monique Dubé to our dynamic and interdisciplinary team. Dr. Dubé is responsible for providing operational leadership, direction, and oversight to the Canadian Mountain Network, as well as supporting the collaborative development of network strategy with the Network’s co-Research Directors and the Board of Directors. An executive leader and environmental scientist with over…

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Deadline extended for letters of Intent for knowledge hubs

The Canadian Mountain Network is funding the development of at least funding at least six place-based knowledge hubs, which will receive $100,000-$300,000 per year (or $300,000 – $900,000 total over the three years) for a total of $3.4 million over 3 years. The deadline for Letters of Intent (LOI) has now been extended to January 20th, 2021 (midnight MST). Learn how to apply here! About the knowledge hubs These knowledge hubs are centers of activity…

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Bringing Indigenous Knowledge and Science Together for International Mountain Day

Mountains are defined by their diversity of life forms, geography, peoples and livelihoods. Mountains are part of diverse cultures and spiritual beliefs and practices, and serve as inspiration for art, music and storytelling. December 11th was designated “International Mountain Day” by the United Nations to call attention to the world about the importance of mountains to life, and this year’s theme was mountain biodiversity. For International Mountain Day 2020, the Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) and…

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Special event: Why Mountains Matter: Bringing Indigenous Knowledge and Science Together for International Mountain Day

As the holiday season is approaching, and our mountains are dusted with snow, it is the perfect time to celebrate International Mountain Day (IMD). Each year, we plan the festivities, including exciting activities, campaigns and events on December 11th, where the world comes together to bring attention to the importance and value of mountain regions and vibrant the life within them. This year all celebrations are virtual we have partnered with the Reconciling Ways of…

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Join us for International Mountain Day 2020

Every year on December 11th, the world pays special attention to mountain peoples and places for International Mountain Day, which was created by the United Nations to highlight the important environmental, economic, social and spiritual benefits of mountains. This year’s theme is mountain biodiversity, as the topography of mountain regions makes them cradles and refugia for abundant and diverse life. Mountain regions are critical for biodiversity conservation in a changing world given their extent and coverage…

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CMN is hiring an Executive Director!

The Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) is now in its second successful year of operations as an independent not-for-profit organization supporting the resilience and health of Canada’s mountain peoples and places through research partnerships based on Indigenous and Western ways of knowing that inform decision-making and action. We have recruited a stellar Board of Directors and committees, released our Strategic Plan, launched an initial 16 exciting research projects across Canada, developed a variety of complementary training…

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