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Me an expert? Reflections on Environmental Policy Research and Advocacy

"Me an expert? Reflections on Environmental Policy Research and Advocacy." Presentation by Tony Maas on February 9, 2007 at 12 noon, Hutt Building Rm 234, University of Guelph. Part of Guelph Geography Speaker Series. Read abstract

Bioprospecting and Traditional Medicines: Legal and Quasi-legal Mechanisms for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge

"Bioprospecting and Traditional Medicines: Legal and Quasi-legal Mechanisms for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge." Panel discussion led by Dr. Kelly Bannister, Mr. Merle Alexander and Dr. Thomas W. Bailey on February 8th from 12:30-2:00. UBC Law Building, Room 101 (1822 East Mall)Special event of the University of British Columbia Law Student Intellectual Property Club.  Read flyer

Reality Check: Climate Change and the Proposed Clean Air Act

POLIS Research Associate, David R. Boyd, submitted a brief to the federal government in response to the announced Clean Air Act. The brief is entitled “Reality Check: Climate Change and the Proposed Clean Air Act" and was presented to the Standing Committee on Bill C-30 on February 6, 2007. Read brief

Planet U: Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University Nominated for "M Award"

Planet U: Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University was nominated by Victoria's Monday Magazine for an "M award" for best nonfiction book of the year 2006.

Oliver Brandes receives kudos for "Local innovative leaders who are making a difference"

Oliver Brandes receives kudos for his contributions to addressing water and climate change issues in the CRD in an article called "Local innovative leaders who are making a difference." The Lower Island News, Volume 24, January-February 2007, page 9. Read article

POLIS Advisor Ana Maria Peredo Honoured with "Ascendant Scholar Award"

CONGRATULATIONS to Professor of Business and POLIS Advisor Ana Maria Peredo who was recently honoured with the "Ascendant Scholar Award" for her pioneering work in the field of community-based entrepreneurship, sustainable development and the alleviation of poverty. She is one of four scholars, only two of whom are Canadian, presented with the 2007 award from the Western Academy of Management, a non-profit regional division of the US-based National Academy of Management. Read media release