Announcement: Acting Executive Director, Matthew Berry

Dear Friends of the Canadian Mountain Network, We are pleased to announce Matthew Berry as CMN’s Acting Executive Director. Many of you will already know Matthew through his role as the Network’s Director of Partnership Development since 2016. Christy Urban has left CMN to pursue another opportunity and we look forward to Matthew’s continued leadership in this exciting and growing initiative. His bio is included below.  If you have any questions please feel free to…

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Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment: networking for mountain biodiversity

  The conservation and sustainable use of mountain ecosystems and their biodiversity are essential for a sustainable future to humankind. The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment’s (GMBA) mission is to provide a framework to support and foster research on the conservation, management, and sustainable use of mountain biodiversity in a changing world and to facilitate the dialogue between communities of researchers, stakeholders, and policy-makers engaged in mountain biodiversity issues. To fulfill this mission, GMBA develops open access…

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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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