Cadmium in Shellfish from the Pacific Northwest: Status and Health Concerns (2010) In an attempt to address possible sources of cadmium to oysters so that oysters could be farmed without concern of high cadmium levels, several research initiatives were undertaken. This invitational workshop established what are the cadmium concentrations and trends of these concentrations in BC shellfish and determined the health risks posed to First Nations from such cadmium concentrations.
Changing Currents (2005 - 2007) Projects in this series include the inaugural international dialogue, Changing Currents: Charting a Course of Action for the Future of Oceans which took place in Vancouver in 2005 and the Oceans and the Future of Endangered Coastal Communities workshop which took place in Change Islands, Newfoundland in 2006.
Open Houses Each spring the CCSM hosts an open house which showcases some of the current research being done by faculty, students and community partners. The format is brief presentations followed by a poster viewing and reception.
Renewable Energy Dialogues (2009 - 2011) This series explores options for green energy in BC looking at the economic and environmental trade-offs associated with energy options and ways to reduce our carbon footprint.