Conference Program

Leaders in Conservation Program (October 23-25, 2014)

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Conference-at-a-glance, Leaders in Conservation, October 23-25, 2014

 

Thursday October 23, 2014

D.B. Clarke Theatre (Henry F. Hall Building 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W)

8AM Registration

9AM Welcome and Opening Addresses

Alan Shepard, Concordia President and Vice-Chancellor

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias (via video), Executive Secretary, Secretariat on the Convention of Biological Diversity

Peter Stoett, Conference Co-organizer, Director, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre

Katja Neves, Principal Conference Organizer

Michel Labrecque, Curator, Montréal espace pour la vie botanical gardens

10AM Opening Keynote Panels

Moderated by Katja Neves and Peter Stoett

PANEL A

Keynote Speaker: Sara Oldfield, Secretary General, Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Keynote Speaker: Robert Höft, Environmental Affairs Officer, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Keynote Speaker: David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanic Gardens; President, Canadian Botanical Conservation Network

11AM MID-MORNING BREAK

*Graduate student poster presentations* in D.B. Clarke Lobby

11:30AM PANEL B

Keynote Speaker: Brian Freer, CEO, Enterprise Systems Analytics (ESA)

Keynote Speaker: Leigh Morris, Incoming Director of Community Conservation at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, President of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture

Keynote Speaker: Esther Turnhout, Associate Professor, Wagneningen University, Netherlands

Keynote Speaker: Timothy Luke, Distinguished Professor, VirginiaTech

1PM Lunch Break

(*Pre-registration Only) H-1220 (12th floor Concordia Henry F. Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West)

1-5PM Community Gardening Fair

7th floor Hall building, CSU lounge (1455 de Maisonneuve West)

*Graduate student poster presentations* in 7th floor lobby

2PM Guided Project Visit: Concordia Sustainability Greenhouse

2:30PM Concurrent Panels

PANEL A: Perceiving and Engaging Biodiversity

H-1230 (12th floor, Concordia Henry F. Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West)

1) Constance Classen, McGill University

“The Silence of the Dodo: Senses and Sensations in the Natural History Museum”

2) Susanne Kuehling, University of Regina

“The Breeze that Connects: Socio-environmental Relations on a Micronesian Atoll”

3) László Zsolnai, Corviunus University (Budapest), European Spes Institute

“Spirituality and Biodiversity Management”

4) Chris Adam, Dawson College

“From Tragedy to Hope: Creating a Space of Peace with No Boundaries to Species”

5) Natasha Myers, York University

“Edenic Apocalypse: Singapore’s End of-Time Botanical Tourism”

PANEL B: Learning and Education

H-1220 (12th floor, Concordia Henry F. Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West)

1) Pete Anderson, Queens University

“Settling Trees and Restoring Native Flora: Pedagogic Landscapes at Ottawa’s Dominion Arboretum and Fletcher Wildlife Garden”

2) Liz Hood, Toronto Botanical Gardens

“Cultivating Urban Bio|Diversity”

3) Matt Cole, Director of Education, Denver Botanic Gardens

“Global Strategy, Local Reality: The Twists and Turns of One Conservation Education Program” (via video)

4) Jonathan Turcotte-Summers, Concordia University

“Growing Young Minds: Gardening for Critical Global Citizenship Education”

5) Maria Amélia Martins-Loucao, Gisela Gaio-Oliveira, Raquel Barata, and Nuno Carvalho

“Changes in Teaching Beliefs and Conceptions after Inquiry-based Science Learning Programs”

6) Adrina Bardekjian, Tree Canada and York University, and Kathleen Vaughan, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University

“The Urban Forest as Botanical Garden: Connecting Art, Story and Education for Eco-citizenship”

PANEL C: Conservation Issues – From Seeds to Urban Corridors

H-1124 (11th floor, Concordia Henry F. Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West)

1) Tracey Heatherington, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

“Seeds of Possibility: Common Futures and the Future of the Commons”

2) Kregg Hetherington, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Concordia University

“Seeds of Culture, Seeds of Nations: Biodiversity, Nationalism and the New Popularity of Germplasm”

3) Kay Evelina Lewis-Jones, University of Kent and Kew Royal Botanic Gardens (via video)

“Banking on Biodiversity: The Formation of a Transnational Conservation Community and what it might mean to be a Wild Seed in the ‘Anthropocene’ Garden”

Megan Deslauriers and Jochen Jaeger, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Concordia University

“How can the Connectivity of the Greenway Network in Southwest Montreal be Improved?: Scenarios for Enhancing the Wellbeing of Biodiversity and Humans

5) Jochen Jaeger and Adrienne Asgary, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Concordia University

“The City Biodiversity Index (CBI) of the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) and the Connectivity of Natural Areas in Cities”

6) David Strauch, Department of Geography, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and Roxanne M. Adams, Director, Buildings and Grounds Management, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

“Working in the Garden: Managing a Postcolonial Landscape in the Academic Background”

PANEL D: Politics and Governance

H-1225.12 (12th floor, Concordia Henry F. Hall building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West)

1) Robert Fletcher, Utrecht University

“The End of the Wild? Botanic Gardens and the Resignification of Conservation in the ‘Anthropocene’ Epoch”

2) Jill Didur, Department of English, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Concordia University

“Walk This Way: Curating Botanical Gardens with Mobile Media

–> Conference participants are invited to register for the opportunity to test the (Mis)Guide in the Alpine Garden the afternoon of Friday October 24 at the Espace pour la vie Montreal botanical gardens

3) Alain Cuerrier, Botaniste, Institut de Recherche en Biologie Végétale, Jardin Botanique de Montréal

“Botanical Gardens in Transition”

4) Natasha Ferenczi, Simon Fraser University

“‘The Caribbean Sea is Alive’: Situating Relationships between Social and Physical Environments in Biodiversity Conservation Governance

5) Katja Neves, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Concordia University

“Leaders in Conservation: Botanic Gardens and Biodiversity Conservation in the 21st Century”

4PM MID-AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS

All return to H-1220

4:30-5:30PM Open Space Meeting Activity 

* For conference presenters and guests only*

H-1220 and H-1230

Open Space is a simple yet powerful type of conference activity that provides participants with a forum for addressing issues raised, and provoking a rethinking of conceptions brought up. Participants identify key topics or questions that they would like to pursue in greater detail, based on themes discussed in the conference, and engage in small, in-depth group discussions. Open Space is an ideal way for participants and researchers alike to share ideas in effective working conversations, address complex issues, and learn from one another.

7PM Film Screening of award-winning ‘An Ecology of Mind’

CSU Lounge, 7th floor Hall building3

The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.  -Gregory Bateson

 

Friday October 24, 2014

Montréal espace pour la vie Botanical Garden, University of Montreal Biodiversity Centre Amphiteatre

4101 Sherbrooke Est,  H1X 2B2

8:30AM Registration

9:30AM Welcome and Opening Address

Ordre du Jour – Principal Conference Organizer, Katja Neves

Michel Labrecque, Curator, Montréal espace pour la vie botanical gardens

10AM  Special Guest Panels Part l on Botanic Gardens’ Biodiversity Conservation 

1) Michel Labrecque, Curator, Montréal espace pour la vie botanical gardens

“The Montreal Botanical Gardens’ Initiatives Reflect Citizens’ Concerns

2) Céline Arseneault, Botanist, Montréal espace pour la vie botanical gardens

“Documenting the History of a Great Garden”

3) Michel Gauthier, Executive Director, Canadian Garden Council

“Making Botanical Gardens Relevant to their Communities”

11AM MID-MORNING REFRESHMENTS

11:30AM  Special Guest Panels Part ll on Botanic Gardens’ Biodiversity Conservation 

4) Harry Jongerden, Executive Director, Toronto Botanical Gardens

“Naturally Beautiful: The Aesthetics of Biodiversity”

5) Alexander Reford, Director, Les Jardins de Métis (Reford Gardens) and founder of the International Garden Festival

“Designing for Biodiversity”

6) Sharon Willoughby, Australian National University Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, Australia

“Borders and Boundaries in Botanic Garden Conservation: An Environmental History of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne, Australia”

12:30PM-1:30PM LUNCH BREAK

* Pre-Registration Required*

Special Conference Art Installation by Concordia Design and Computation Arts Students

1:30PM  Special Guest Panels Part lll on Botanic Gardens’ Biodiversity Conservation 

7) Andrea Correia, Raquel Negrao, Lucas Moulton, Maria Lucia Costa, Luiz Santos Filho, Lucas Moraes, Rodrigo Amaro and Gustavo Martinelli, Jardim Botänico Rio de Janeiro Brasil

“The Role of the National Centre for Flora Conservation towards Tree Conservation in Brazil: Raising Public Awareness by Assessing Extinction Risk”

8) Pedro Piloto Casimiro, Faial Botanic Garden and Joäo Melo, Faial Nature Park, Azores, Portugal
“Faial Botanic Garden: Nature Conservation Put into Practice”

9) Hussein Keshani, Associate Professor with Lee Foote and Michael Frishkopf, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, University of British Columbia

“Conservation and Cultural Schema at the Devonian Botanic Garden”

10) Andrea T. Kramer, Barbara Zorn-Arnold, and Kayri Havens, Chicago Botanic Garden

“Applying Lessons from the U.S. Botanical Capacity Assessment Project to Achieve 2020 Global Strategy for Plant Conservation Targets”

11) Dr. Frédéric Pautz, Director, Botanic Garden Lyon (via video)

“Facing the Challenges Producing Knowledge on Wild Plant Reproduction and Propagation in In Situ Conservation”

3PM Discussion on Botanic Gardens

4PM: OPEN VISIT

The Espace pour la vie Montreal botanical gardens encourages all conference participants to join us for a tour of the University of Montreal Biodiversity Centre, the orbarium, the Marie-Victorin collections, the insect collection, and the fungarium.

Please note that your Leaders in Conservation name badges also permit you complimentary entry to the ˈMagic of the Lanternsˈ exhibit in the Montreal botanical gardens, as well as the greenhouses and boutique.

 

Gala Dinner and Keynote Address featuring Nora Bateson

“Parallel Ecologies: Biodiversity and our Ecology of Ideas”

H-763, 7th floor Hall building (1455 de Maisonneuve West)

* Registration required*

6PM Networking Cocktail

6:30PM Dinner and Opening Address

Katja Neves, Principal Conference Organizer

Peter Stoett, Co-conference organizer and Director, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Concordia University

Selvadurai Dayanandan, Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science, Department of Biology, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Concordia University

7PM Keynote Address – Nora Bateson

“Parallel Ecologies: Biodiversity and our Ecology of Ideas”

Closing Address

Katja Neves and Peter Stoett, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre

 

Saturday October 25, 2014
Jesuit Conference Hall (RF Building, Loyola campus, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West)

8:30Am Registration

9:30AM: Welcome and Opening Addresses

Welcome Word: Peter Stoett, Conference Co-organizer, Director, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre

Opening Address: André Roy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, Concordia University

Ordre du Jour: Katja Neves, Principal Conference Organizer

10-10:15AM Workshop Overview and Contextualization

Thematic Workshops

10:15-11:30AM

1) Eco-Citizenry“Enabling Eco-Citizenship through Botanic Gardens and Biodiversity Conservation

Room: RF-110

Workshop Leader: Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, Department of Applied Human Sciences, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Concordia University

Harvester: Meir Amor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University

2) Art-Mediated Human-Plant Relations: “Seeing with your Pencil” (Hanneke Jelles) and “Art and Environmental Engagement” (Afshan Golriz)

Room: RF-120

Workshop Leaders: Hanneke Jelles, Leiden Hortus Botanicus (Netherlands) and Afshan Golriz, Department of Sociology and Anthropologgy, Concordia University

Harvesters: Salinda S. Hess, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University, and Erin Lynch, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University

3) Gardening for Biodiversity: “Reconnecting to the Earth: Exploring Opportunities for Biodiversity in the Home Garden and Public Spaces”

Room: RF-130

Workshop Leader: Paul Zammit, Director of Horticulture, Toronto Botanical Gardens

Harvester: Nuno Carvalho, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University

11:30AM – Mid-morning Refreshments

11:45AM Presentation of Harvested Workshop Insights and General Discussion

1PM Lunch Break

*Pre-Registration Required*

3PM Guided Project Visit to Concordia University’s City Farm School

 

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