Dune Za Keyih Provincial Park

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7th Biannual BC Protected Areas Research Forum

December 6-9, 2021

This last year has brought front and centre the importance of parks and protected areas as places of ecological and human restoration, recreation, and solace.

There is still uncertainty about travel in this year of COVID recovery, and budgets for all of us are tighter than ever. As much as we would love to gather in person, we have decided that in 2021 it makes sense to hold a virtual conference.

Going virtual allows us to open up participation to a much broader group of people. We plan to use the extended dates for the conference to stretch the sessions out over a longer period of time so you won’t have to choose between which session to attend!

The virtual format also means that we will have time during the sessions and workshops for significant discussions and interactions and can put our new virtual collaboration skills to use.

Calls for special sessions and workshops will go out in June with the call for presentations and posters in mid-summer. Registration will open in early September.

Registration for BCPARF 2021 will be at significantly reduced rates:

  • Early-bird registration rates are $20 students/$40 regular
  • Late registration rates are $30 students/$50 regular
  • Full registration scholarships will be available for BIPOC participants

For updates, please follow us at www.unbc.ca/bcparf and on Facebook at BC PARF.

Conference Co-Chairs

Pam Wright/UNBC

Jen Grant/BC Parks