The HEC Lab is proud to announce that former A SHARED Future trainee, Alyssa Aiello, was awarded first prize for her poster presentation at The Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division Annual Conference. Alyssa, along with co-authors Rob Stefanelli, Chad Walker, and Heather Castleden, presented "Partners, Participants, and Protesters: An Analysis of Canadian News Media on the Portrayal of Indigenous Leadership in Renewable Energy Projects". You can view Alyssa's poster in full, here
The HEC Lab is proud to share that Marc Calabretta, MA (October 4), Vanessa Sloan Morgan, PhD (October 5), and Arlanna Pugh, MSc (October 11) each successfully defended their graduate research in October. Congratulations to each of you!
The HEC Lab is pleased to share our bi-monthly update for the A SHARED Future program. Follow the link below to see what the team has accomplished in August and September! A SHARED Future Update - August-September
Student Blog - By Elissa Bozhkov Recently, I had the opportunity to join Heather on a trip to the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) for their annual Community Fall Feast. We began the day with a tour of the facilities: Deputy Director Pauline Gerrard and Head Research Scientist Vince Palace showed us around the beautiful grounds and labs where many student researchers were hard at work. The research ELA conducts is vital in studying the impacts of human activities on freshwater lakes, educating the public and informing environmental policy. They spoke of one ongoing project where small amounts of mercury are [...]
HEC Lab Director and A SHARED Future program lead, Heather Castleden, along with Principal Investigator Derek Kornelsen, and Undergraduate Trainee Elissa Bozhkov traveled to Winnipeg to meet A SHARED Future project partners Pauline Gerrard and Matt McCandless of the International Institute for Sustainable Development and travel to the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) to learn more about the work that is being completed there. This trip presented an opportunity for the A SHARED Future team to continue to work with representatives from the ELA to build on synergies and research interests to further both the research program, and the ELA research objectives. [...]
On September 13th, 2017, Maori scholar and environmental consultant Lisa te Heuheu visited the HEC Lab at Queen's University and delivered a guest talk on her work. We, at the HEC Lab, were tremendously privileged to host Lisa, and are thankful for her willingness to share insights from the work that she does. For further information, please see the announcement poster, here.
NRCan Call for Questionnaire Submissions – Renewable Energy in Northern, Remote, and Indigenous Communities
Natural Resources Canada has recently released a call for the completion of a project concept questionnaire to express community interest in developing a renewable energy project. The call is to be submitted no later than October 2nd, 2017 at 11:59pm ET. For more information, or to complete the questionnaire, click here.
The HEC Lab is excited to announce that A SHARED Future team member, Dave Lovekin of the Pembina Institute is hosting a conference in Whitehorse, YK to discuss renewable energy and micro-grid technologies in rural, remote, and northern communities. The conference takes place on October 23rd to 26th, and A SHARED Future team members will be in attendance to present some of our research findings thus far. For more information, or to register, click here.
The HEC Lab is please to share our bi-monthly update for the A SHARED Future project. Follow the link below to see what the team has accomplished in June and July! A SHARED Future Update (June-July)
HEC Lab director Dr. Heather Castleden, and Diana Lewis, PhD (ABD) are travelling to the University of Angers in Angers, France for the International Medical Geography Symposium (IMGS) to present their research from A'sek (Boat Harbour), Nova Scotia. Diana Lewis will be presenting her work: Combining Indigenous worldview and science to measure how land displacement and environmental dispossession are disproportionately effecting Indigenous communities globally. Following this presentation, Heather Castleden, Diana Lewis, and Sheila Francis will be presenting: (Don't) Put it near the Indians: An integrative approach to implementing Indigenous and Western knowledge systems for investigating environmental health injustice in Canada. For [...]