Sustainable Canada Dialogues quote: " Society needs critical information to manage the interconnected environmental and societal risks emerging from the current global environmental changes. It is therefore imperative to develop a reciprocal interaction between science and society in order to deliver the knowledge needed for action from the local to global scales."
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts.
The Arctic is defined as all Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of the world. The social sciences encompass disciplines relating to behavioral, psychological, cultural, anthropological, archaeological, linguistic, historical, social, legal, economic, environmental, and political subjects, as well as health, education, the arts and humanities, and related subjects.
"Island Mountain Arts serves artists and stimulates and enhances artistic, cultural and economic development by striving for excellence in the arts through workshops, seminars, exhibitions and the ArtsWells Festival."
The Penticton Art Gallery exists to exhibit, interpret, preserve and promote the visual artistic heritage of the region, province and nation. The exhibition program offers the citizens of the South Okanagan and visitors to the area a wide variety of exhibitions of fine and decorative art from regional, provincial and national sources.
As stated on the Perimeter Institute website, The Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating the breakthroughs that could transform our future. Perimeter also trains the next generation of physicists through innovative programs, and shares the excitement and wonder of science with students, teachers and the general public.
The focus of this first Potsdam Summer School will be “Arctic in the Anthropocene”, concentrating on the rapid environmental changes in the Arctic region over the last decades. An intense two-week programme will explore the options, pathways, risks and challenges towards sustainable futures for the Arctic, and in essence for the whole planet given the Arctic’s crucial role for the globe’s climate and weather system.
The Station House Gallery in Williams Lake, BC is rich in history and overflowing with present day endeavours. Visit the gallery in person or electronically. Their website states: "Each month the Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary works in many mediums by local, regional, and touring artists".
The Two Rivers Gallery is located in Prince George, B.C. They offer programs and exhibits featuring regional and international artists. Their Rustad Galleria will feature a March 2016 solo exhibit of selected works from Judith's Possibilities series. Judith is also participating in a juried group exhibit, "Voice" at the Gallery in early 2016. Her series, "Geographies" , was exhibited there from May 23 to August 10, 2008.
The UArctic Atlas is a "learning resource both for UArctic students and anyone else interested in the northern circumpolar region ... This project has been developed by the University of the Arctic, with map layer data provided by a number of partner organizations..." Click here for the UArctic website.