The four-part Education Series is a joint endeavor with the BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network (ACARN) and the BC Ministry of Agriculture, and is hosted in collaboration with six education institutions across the province –UBC Vancouver & Okanagan; UNBC Prince George & Terrace; KPU Richmond; TRU Kamloops; NLC Fort St. John; UFV Abbotsford.
Module 3: Collaborative Research for Producer Adaptation (March 14th– 6:30-8:30 pm)
Dr. Sean Smukler, The University of British Columbia
Dr. Sean Smukler will explain the role of research in supporting producer adaptation to climate change and the importance of using a collaborative (or transdisciplinary) approach to address these complex challenges in agriculture systems. Dr. Smukler will draw on his past research to showcase the need for collaboration between cross sector experts working in agriculture production and research and will highlight work being done by the BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network (ACARN) to strengthen linkages between academic, government and industry groups. Following this presentation, participants will have an opportunity to learn about real climate change research questions that are facing the industry today and explore the expertise required to effectively address them.
Registration is free and will be open until February 13th. There is an option to attend either all or only some of the modules. Space will be limited at each location so make sure to register as early as possible to secure your seat at this event. Follow this link to learn more about the event or click here to register today.