This fall, PICS UBC and SFU, started a NEW Lecture Series showcasing some of the projects funded across the four consortium universities.
October 23rd, 2013
The MC3 project brings together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from non-governmental organizations, provincial ministries, and three of BC's universities to make the most of this rare opportunity. MC3 has identified emerging best practices and innovations in community climate change responses, developed strategies to share policy innovations, facilitated peer-to-peer learning exchanges, and stimulated the widespread knowledge mobilization needed to move communities beyond the changes required by current legislation and policies.
Speakers: Drs. Ann Dale, John Robinson, Meg Holden, and Stephen Sheppard
Elected officials: Bruce Hayne, City of Surrey; Mayor Josie Osborne, Tofino; Randall MacNair, past mayor of Fernie, joined the panel and responded to the MC3 Action Agenda and shared some of their experiences implementing the Climate Action Plan.
September 18th, 2013
A presentation on the Greenest City Conversations project, an innovative, interdisciplinary research collaboration with the City of Vancouver, SFU, UBC, BC Hydro, GRAND NCE, and MITACS, aimed at developing multiple channels for public engagement on municipal sustainability policies.
Speakers: Drs. John Robinson and Alissa Antle and their research team members including Susanna Haas-Lyons (MA, UBC Social Media channel), David Maggs (UBC Performing Arts channel), and Jean Hebert (SFU Mobile Applications channel)
The Greenest City Conversation project, conducted in coordination with the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 initiative, the Greenest City Conversations have facilitated discussions with the public on a variety of sustainability policies and provided a comprehensive understanding of the content and impact of different modes of public engagement. The project’s findings are relevant to numerous disciplines, both within and outside academia, and offer both strategies and leading questions for those working in public engagement realms.