Seminar on Transdisciplinary approaches to integrating policy and science for sustainability (Canada)





 

3 to 7 October 2017, Calgary and Banff, Canada

News Videos Presentations Photos PDS projects Program Suggested readings/a> Venue & logistic information

Participants Speakers Organizers Announcement First session – Dominican Republic Webinar

News

Vínculos Magazine
University of the Armed Forces ESPE – Ecuador

https://journal.espe.edu.ec/ojs/index.php/vinculos/issue/view/78
Special edition of Vínculos Magazine of the University of the Armed Forces with collaboration of the participants and speakers of the Professional Development Seminar on Transdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Policy and Science for Sustainability.
Vol. 3 Num. 1
January 2018.
 

Interview with Ramona Big Head and Dwayne Donald

Interview with Ramona Big Head (Blackfoot Nation) and Dwayne Donald (Cree First Nation), members from different indigenous communities in Canada. They talked about the motivation of their work and the importance to build relationship and connection with ancestry to understand who we are. How important is to listen and learn, and to teach future generations. Ramona and Dwayne were also the guide for the Seminar’s Field Trip on October 6th to two sacred places: Sundial Hill Medicine Wheel and Women’s Buffalo Jump.

Throwing away the Lab Coat: Communicating science across borders, Canada’s Panel Dialogue

University of Calgary’s Latin American Research Center Director Pablo Policzer and the Werklund School of Education hosted Jay Ingram & expert guests to explore innovative ways to communicate science across sectors, borders, and cultures in order to face global challenges. The guests were representing different sectors: Indigenous communities and energy and mining sectors, government/legislative, private sector and academia.
– Jay Ingram, Discovery Channel Canada
– Cheryl Cardinal, President and Chief Executive Officer, Indigenous Center of Energy
– Karen McPherson,Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Calgary-­ Mackay-­Nose Hill
– Mel Wilson, MJ Wilson and Associates Inc., PwC Canada
– Dawn Bazely, Former Director of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability, University Professor, York University

Videos

Testimonials


Pablo Modernel and Caitlin Quarrington

Kathleen E. Halvorsen

Jorge Vergara Castro

Gabriela Alonso Yanez

Gabriel Lui

Alejandro Velasco

PDS Dominican Republic 2016

For more videos, visit the IAI CHANNEL on YouTube.

Presentations

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04/10


Gabriela Alonso and Lily House-Peters
ID and TD research proposals evaluation criteria

Erin Pischke and Kathy Halvorsen
Interviwing Basics

Valentin Picasso
Natural Science Methods

Kathy Halvorsen, Erin Pischke and Valentin Picasso
Transdisciplinary Integration Strategies
 

05/10


Marga Gual Soler, Jessica Duchicela and Caitlin Quarrington
Science Diplomacy for the Sustainable Development Goals

PANEL: Proposal development and project management
Naomi Krogman
Banff National Par
 

07/10


Dwayne Donald y Ramona Big Head
Indigenous Knowledge and Socioecological systems

Photos

University of Calgary – Student union

Field trip – group

Field trip – Women Buffalo Jump

Banff – group

Presentation – Jeff Dunn

Presentation – Kathy Halvorsen

Panel – Jay Ingram

Presentation – Dawn Bazely

Hands on exercises 1

Hands on exercises 2

Presentation – Ramona Big Head (Blackfoot Nation) and Dwayne Donald (Cree First Nations)

Banff presentation room

PDS projects

Group 1: “Water governance in Latin America: A transdisciplinary assessment based on IPBES framework”

Members:
– Alexander Rincón – Colombia
– Erica Carrizo – Argentina
– Jorge Vergara Castro – Chile
– Maíra Padgurschi – Brazil
– Tatiana de Souza – Brazil

Group 2: “Improving livelihoods and promoting resilience of cocoa producers in Latin America: case study in the Dominican Republic and Colombia”

Members:

PI: Solhanlle Bonilla Duarte – Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) – Dominican Republic

Co-PIs:
– Alejandro Velasco – Quality Energy Solutions – Colombia/Germany
– Alexander Fernandez Velazquez – Province Delegation Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (CITMA) – Cuba
– Anne-Teresa Birthwright – The University of the West Indies – Jamaica
– Gabriela Alfaro – Universidad del Valle de Guatemala – Guatemala
– Jeniffer Hanna Collado – Consejo Nacional para el Cambio Climático y Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio – República Dominicana

Participating countries: Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Jamaica

Group 3: “Strategies for Coping and Adaptation in Caribbean and South America Coupled Human-Natural Systems”

Members:
– Alexander Liebman – EE.UU.
– Gabriela Alfaro – Guatemala
– Gary Machlis – EE.UU.
– Ivan del Callejo – Bolivia
– Jeniffer Hanna Collado – Dominican Republic
– Kerstin Forsberg – Perú
– Naomi Krogman – Canadá

Group 4: “Native grassland sustainability for biodiversity conservation and livelihood security: a socio-ecological analysis”

Members:
– Bastián Oñate – Chile
– Caitlin Quarrington – Canadá
– Gabriel Lui – Brazil
– Jeremy Pittman – Canadá
– Jessica Duchicela – Ecuador
– Natalia Zaldúa – Uruguay
– Pablo Modernel – Uruguay
– Virginia Vilariño – Argentina

Program

Seminar program – version Sept. 30, 2017. Download PDF file here.

Suggested readings and videos

 
 
 

Venue and logistic information

Logistic Information (PDF file)

Calgary (Oct.3-5)

University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 – CANADA
https://www.ucalgary.ca/

Banff (Oct. 6-7)

BIRS – Banff International Research Station
c/o: The Banff Centre, Corbett Hall
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1H5
www.birs.ca/

Participants

Alejandro Velasco
Quality Energy Solutions
Colombia/ Alemania
CV breve
Alexander Fernández Velazquez
Province Delegation Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
Cuba
CV breve
Alexander Liebman
University of Minnesota
USA
CV breve
Alexander Rincón
School of economics at the National University of Colombia
Colombia
CV breve
Anne-Teresa Birthwright
University of the West Indies
Jamaica
CV breve
Bastián Oñate
Corporation for the conservation and sustainable use of Alerce forests Chile
CV breve
Caitlin Quarrington
MindFuel (Science Alberta Foundation)
Canada
CV breve
Erica Carrizo
Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation
Argentina
CV breve
Gabriel Lui
Ministry of the Environment
Brazil
CV breve
Gabriela Alfaro
University of the Valley of Guatemala
Guatemala
CV breve
Ivan Gonzalo del Callejo
Major University of San Simon
Bolivia
CV breve
Jeniffer Hanna Collado
National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism
Dominican Republic
CV breve
Jessica Duchicela
University of the Armed Forces
Ecuador
CV breve
Jorge Vergara Castro
Indigenous community Quechua of Quipisca
Chile
CV breve
Kerstin Forsberg
Ocean Planet
Peru
CV breve
Maíra Padgurschi
Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES)
Brazil
CV breve
Naomi Krogman
University of Alberta
Canada
CV breve
Natalia Zaldúa
United Nations Environment Programme
Uruguay
CV breve
Pablo Modernel
University of the Republic
Uruguay
CV breve
Tatiana de Souza
Conservation International (CI-Brazil)
Brazil
CV breve
Virginia Vilariño
Argentinean Business Council for Sustainable Development
Argentina
CV breve

Speakers

Allison Mills
Michigan Technological University
USA
CV breve
Carol Franco
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
USA
CV breve
Cheryl Cardinal
Indigenous Center of Energy
Canada
CV breve
Dawn Bazely
York University
Canada
CV breve
Dwayne Donald
Cree First Nations, University of Alberta
Canada
CV breve
Edwin J. Castellanos
University of the Valley of Guatemala
Guatemala
CV breve
Erin C. Pischke
Michigan Technological University
USA
CV breve
Francisco Alaniz Uribe
University of Calgary
Canada
CV breve
Gabriela Alonso Yanez
University of Calgary
Canada
CV breve
Jay Ingram
Discovery Channel
Canadá
CV breve
Jeff Dunn
University of Calgary
Canadá
CV breve
Kathleen E. Halvorsen
Michigan Technological University
USA
CV breve
Lily House-Peters
California State University, Long Beach
USA
CV breve
Marcella Ohira
Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
CV breve
Marga Gual Soler
American Association for the Advancement of Science
USA
Ramona Big Head
Blackfoot Nation, Kainai High School
Canada
CV breve
Valentin D. Picasso Risso
University of Wisconsin-Madison
USA
CV breve

Organizers

Gabriela Alonso Yanez, University of Calgary
Edwin Castellanos, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Carol Franco, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Marga Gual Soler, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Kathleen E. Halvorsen, Michigan Technological University
Jessie L. Knowlton, Michigan Technological University
Marcella Ohira, Instituto Interamericano para la Investigación del Cambio Global
Erin C. Pischke, Michigan Technological University
Valentin D. Picasso Risso, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Logística
Mariana Toledo, Instituto Interamericano para la Investigación del Cambio Global
Murielle Gras, Instituto Interamericano para la Investigación del Cambio Global

Announcement

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) announced a Professional Development Seminar (PDS) on Transdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Policy and Science for Sustainability. The seminar was funded by the IAI with resources from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Additional co-sponsor were the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and Michigan Technological University. The seminar involved two sessions. The first session were held 28 November – 2 December 2016, in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; the second one were held 3-7 October 2017 in Calgary and Banff, Canada. Between sessions, participants have continued to interact among themselves and with IAI staff and seminar instructors through facilitated online mechanisms.

Description

The main goal of the PDS was to train future leaders in global change science, policy and management. The complexity of global change phenomena, problems and their impact on societies involve socioeconomic, biophysical, and technological dimensions. Addressing them properly requires effective communication and collaboration between scientists and those making and affected by sustainability policy. However, interaction among different types of scientists, society, and decision-makers is not easy. The seminar presented and provided practical training on skills to encourage teamwork and facilitate these interactions.

Full Announcement in English (PDF)
Full Announcement in Spanish (PDF)