Events NCE Planning Workshop (January 2016)

NCE Planning Workshop

NCE planning meeting

Overview:

Date: 11-12 January 2016

Location: University of Alberta

Purpose: The next call for Canadian Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE – http://www.nce-rce.gc.ca/) is anticipated in Spring 2017. This workshop was held to determine if there was sufficient interest to develop a Letter of Intent and Full Application for a new NCE that will be focused on Canada’s mountain places, environments, people, communities, economies and futures. Workshop participants helped to define the potential, organizational structure, priorities and possible partners for a Canadian Mountain Network NCE. This Workshop aimed to do the following:

  • Summarize steps taken during 2015 to establish a framework for preparing a NCE application focused on Canadian Mountains;
  • Review existing and proposed policy and research initiatives relevant to a possible Canadian Mountain NCE;
  • Establish the guiding principles for the Canadian Mountain NCE governance, participation, research priorities, partnerships, HQP training, aboriginal and community engagement and knowledge translation;
  • Identify potential Mountain NCE research themes, research platforms and cross-cutting (interdisciplinary, transboundary, local to national, etc.) initiatives as well as end-users of new knowledge and a strategy to engage them in this planning process; and
  • Confirm the outline of a work-plan for the next 6 months and identify activity leads and an organizational framework.
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Workshop Content

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Workshop Notes

 

Monday January 11, 2016

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Presentations:

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  1. Introduction to the Workshop and Key Objectives
  2.  Setting the Context: What is an NCE? [Panel]
  3. A Snapshot of Mountain Research Activities in Canada
  4. The Landscape of Mountain Studies in Canada [Panel] 
  5. First Nation and Community Perspective [Panel]
  6.  A Governance Model for a Canadian Mountain Network (and NCE) [Panel]
  7. Defining Research Themes, Platforms and Interdisciplinary Opportunities [Panel]

1. Introduction to the Workshop and Key Objectives

By David Hik

University of Alberta


2. [Panel] Setting the Context: What is an NCE?

What We Know About the Next Call for NCE Proposals

By Aynslie Ogden
Senior Science Advisor
Yukon Government

Some Essential Elements for a Successful NCE Proposal

By Tania Bubela
University of Alberta, School of Public Health


 3. A Snapshot of Mountain Research Activities in Canada

University of Victoria

By Eric Higgs

University of Manitoba

By Ronald Stewart & John Hanesiak

University of British Columbia, Geography

By Greg Henry

University of British Columbia, Forestry

By Allan Carroll

University of British Columbia, Okanagan

By Philip Ainslie

Simon Fraser University

By John Clague

University of Northern BC

By Brian Menounos

Thompson Rivers University

By John Hull

University of Alberta, Mountain Studies Initiative

By Zac Robinson

University of Alberta, Geological and Geophysical

By Martyn Unsworth & John Waldron

Aurora College

By Jolie Gareis

University of Saskatchewan

By Mike Demuth

Government of Alberta, Parks

By Joyce Gould

Government of Alberta, Wildlife

By Jeff Kneteman

Royal Alberta Museum

By Mark Edwards


4. [Panel] The Landscape of Mountain Studies in Canada

Parks Canada and Mountain Parks

By Lee Smith, Policy Advisor & Michel Boivin
A/ED Mountain Parks
Parks Canada

(No digital presentation)
An Assessment of Priorities Identified in Science and Research Planning

By Susan File, Policy Analyst
Polar Knowledge Canada


5. [Panel] First Nation and Community Perspective

Stoney-Nakoda First Nation

By Bill Snow
Consultation Manager

(No digital presentation)
Sahtu Renewable Resources Board

By Deb Simmons
Executive Director

Council of Yukon First Nations

By Bob Van Dijken
Director Circumpolar Relations

(No digital presentation)

6. [Panel] A Governance Model for a Canadian Mountain Network (and NCE)

University of Alberta Perspectives

By Roger Epp
Director
University of Alberta North

(No digital presentation)
Yukon Perspectives

By Andrea Buckley
ADM, Executive Council Office
Yukon Government

(No digital presentation)
NWT Perspectives

By Andrew Applejohn
Senior Science Advisor
Government of Northwest Territories


7. [Panel] Defining Research Themes, Platforms and Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Introduction

By David Hik
University of Alberta

Genomics and Environmental DNA

By Janice Cooke
University of Alberta

Centre for Biodiversity Genomics

By Sarah Adamowicz
University of Guelph

Mountain Legacy Project

By Eric Higgs
University of Victoria

Biogeosciences Institute & Kananaskis Field Station

By Ed Johnson & Adrienne Cunnings
University of Calgary

(Long version)

(Short version)

Cold Climate Innovation Centre and Other Yukon Infrastructure

By Chris Hawkins
Vice President Research and Community Engagement
Yukon College, Yukon Research Centre

(No digital presentation)
Government of Northwest Territories

By Andrew Applejohn
Science Advisor

(No digital presentation)
National Ice Core Facility

By Martin Sharp
University of Alberta

The Swamp Lab

By William Shotyk
University of Alberta

Glacier Observing Infrastructure

By Mike Demuth
University of Alberta

Linkages with National and International Cryosphere & Hydrology Programs

By Mike Demuth
University of Alberta