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TerreWEB Seminar: Martha Essak (National Geographic and Making Documentary Films about Science)

September 24, 2014

Martha Essak
“National Geographic and Making Documentary Films about Science”
 Thursday, October 2nd,
 3:30pm – 4:30pm (5:00pm for TW scholars)
 Room MCML 258

 Everyone welcome!
Abstract
Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at National Geographic? You can find out at this seminar! Martha Essak will share her experiences from interning in film production at Nat Geo. She will show a 14-minute […]

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Cancelled: TerreWEB Seminar: Steven Dewitt (The Lodgepole Project)

September 9, 2014

Steven Dewitt
“The Lodgepole Project”
 Thursday, September 25th,
 3:30pm – 4:30pm (5:00pm for TW scholars)
 Room MCML 258

 Everyone welcome!
Abstract
Colorado photographer Steven DeWitt will present his current conservation photography project  – The Lodgepole Project. The project uses the mountain pine beetle infestation that began in the 1990s as a vehicle to educate a larger audience about the impacts human generated […]

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Fall 2014 Seminar Schedule

September 2, 2014

TerreWEB Seminar Series – Fall 2014

Term 1

Location: Unless listed otherwise, seminars will be held in MCML 258.
Date & Time: Thursdays at 3:30 pm until 5:00pm, September 4th – November 27th

Month
Day
Speaker
Topic

September
4
Welcome Back!
We will talk about all of the wonderful things we have planned for this year.

11
Matt Zustovic (TerreWEB Scholar)
Matt will be discussing his TerreWEB internship experience in […]

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TerreWEB Seminar: Matt Zustovic (TerreWEB Scholar)

September 2, 2014

“Internship Experience in Spain”
 Thursday, September 11th,
 3:30pm – 4:30pm (5:00pm for TW scholars)
 Room MCML 350

 Everyone welcome!
Abstract
After 3 months in the dry Semi-arid region of Spain, Matt has returned to UBC and will present on his experiences working for the research council of Spain on endangered plants and their adaptation to climate change, blogging and documenting his […]

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Extra-ordinary TerreWEB seminar: July 18 (Friday) at 11:00 A.M in Macmillan 160

July 15, 2014

Extra-ordinary TerreWEB seminar: July 18 (Friday) at 11:00 A.M in Macmillan 160
Professor Janusz Olejnik is visiting UBC and will give a TerreWEB Presentation on:
“Towards an integrated carbon flux measurement system [network] in Poland (ICOS-PL) subtitle: Last four years of our activities in the field of science, research infrastructure development as well as organization and dissemination.”
Everyone […]

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Seminar: Colin Mahony (TerreWEB Scholar)

March 17, 2014

“Graphical Approaches for Communicating our Climate Options”
 Thursday, March 27th,
 2:00pm – 3:00pm (3:30pm for TW scholars)
 Room MCML 154
 Everyone welcome!
Abstract
The climates of the future are not predetermined. Humans are now a major driver of the global climate, and this fact gives us some options. The science is clear that the degree to which we limit our greenhouse […]

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Seminar: Mascha Gugganig (TerreWEB Associate)

March 6, 2014

“Education, Activism and ʻGMOs’: Environment-based learning between Hawaiian cultural education and civic engagement on Kauaʻi ”
 Thursday, March 20th,
 2:00pm – 3:00pm (3:30pm for TW scholars)
 Room MCML 154
 Everyone welcome!
Abstract

The Hawaiian Islands have been defined as space of timeless romanticism. The Terreweb community is invited to ‘paradise’ of 15 months fieldwork on the island of Kaua‘i where the […]

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Seminar: Meghan Laidlaw (TerreWEB Scholar)

March 4, 2014

“Why Internships are Important: Lessons learned about the need for collaboration and communication in the field of mine reclamation during an internship last summer ”
 Thursday, March 13th,
 2:00pm – 3:00pm (3:30pm for TW scholars)
 Room MCML 154
 Everyone welcome!
Abstract

I will be discussing my experience last summer, when I worked for 2 months as an environmental consultant and field […]

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Seminar: Clara Roa (TerreWEB Associate)

February 28, 2014

“Web based tool for flow monitoring used by water communities”
 Thursday, March 6th,
 2:00pm – 3:00pm (3:30pm for TW scholars)
 Room MCML 154
 Everyone welcome!
 
Abstract
 
Clara will show a virtual tool that explains how to monitor streamflows in small watersheds. The tool is aimed primarily at rural community water organizations (CWO). CWOs continuously deal with climate variability: in summer due […]

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Seminar: Julie Libarkin (Michigan State University)

February 13, 2014

“Communicating Science: Best Practices for Visualizations”
 Thursday, February 27th,
 2:00pm – 3:00pm (3:30pm for TW scholars)
 Room MCML 154
 Everyone welcome!

Abstract:
Research continues to show that the general public is less informed about pressing societal issues like climate change, energy resources, and human diseases than needed for effective decision-making. Limited public understanding persists despite significant efforts to build literacy through school, university, and informal education. This […]

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