"Our environment is our future"
Each spring, NRESi (supported by a Northwood Pulp & Paper (now Canfor) endowment) hosts an annual lecture series. Lecture topics deal broadly with aspects of natural resources and the environment. Speakers are also invited to provide a written version of their papers, which are then published as part of the NRESi Occasional Paper Series. A list of past speakers and their presentation abstracts can be found below:
- Dr. William Rees (University of British Columbia, School of Community and Regional Planning) -- "Let's Get Serious About Sustainability (or is it already too late?)" [March 16th, 2006].
- Dr. F. Stuart Chapin III (University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology) -- "Social-Ecological Sustainability in Alaskan Boreal Forests: The Challenges of Global Change" [March 29th, 2007].
- Dr. David Hik (University of Alberta, Executive Director of the Canadian International Polar Year Secretariat) -- "International Polar Year and the future of Arctic research in Canada" [February 28th, 2008].
- Dr. Lori Daniels (University of British Columbia, Geography Department) -- "Widespread Increases in Tree Mortality Rates in Old Forests" [March 19th, 2009].
- Dr. Bram Noble (University of Saskatchewan, School of Environment & Sustainability) -- "Cumulative Environmental Effects and the Tyranny of Small Decisions" [March 18th, 2010].
- Dr. Peter Ward (University of Washington, Department of Biology and of Earth and Space Sciences) -- "The Knowable Future: what science can tell us about future life on Earth" [April 7th, 2011].
- Al Gorley (President, Triangle Resources Inc. & Former Chair of the B.C. Forest Practices Board) - "Area Based Tenure: If Not TFLs, Then What?" (Presentation recording) [April 3rd, 2014]
- David Hughes (Geoscientist, Independent Energy Policy Analyst & Formerly with Geological Survey of Canada) - "BC LNG and the Shale Revolution: Myths and Realities" (Presentation recording)[April 16th, 2015]
- Jim Pojar (Ecologist) - "The Impossible will take a little while" (Presentation recording)" [March 2, 2017]
- Dr. Dominic DellaSala (Chief Scientist, Geos Institute) - "If a Tree Falls in a Forgotten Rainforest: Does Anybody Hear?" (Presentation recording) [September 14, 2017]