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Deepening the conservation conversation

November 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Exploring the connection between biodiversity, wellbeing and inclusion

Biodiversity is a vital component of healthy life on earth, underpinning resilient ecosystems crucial to the sustainability of our urban environments.

But it’s not just about the environmental benefits– biodiversity is also critical for our minds and souls as city-dwellers.

In this webinar, experts will expand the boundaries of what we normally talk about when we talk about biodiversity and urban nature to include mental health and wellbeing, Indigenous land stewardship, inclusion, and the connection between all of those things.

The panellists:

  • Don Carruthers Den Hoed, Senior Fellow and Manager at Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership (CPCIL),
  • Nadha Hassen, Ph.D. Student and Vanier Scholar, Public Health Researcher,
  • Jennifer Rae Pierce, Partnerships and Engagement Head, Urban Biodiversity Hub Ph.D. Candidate, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC
  • Joce Two Crows Tremblay, Earth Worker with the Indigenous Land Stewardship Circle.

Moderator: Jake Tobin Garrett, Manager, Policy and Planning at Park People.


November 25, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Park People