CRC News Archive

New Edging Forward Exhibit Catalogue

This catalogue illustrates the opening of Edging Forward: Reconnection, Reconciliation, Regenerationan exhibit held at the Robert Bateman Centre, in Victoria, BC. As a collaboration between author Ann Dale and artist Nancyanne Cowell, it showcases a selection of text from Dale’s forthcoming book, Edging Forward: Achieving Sustainable Community Development alongside reproductions of the painting that were uniquely designed for each chapter.

First Biodiversity Conversation Published

Check out our latest e-Dialogue, What is Biodiversity and Why is it Important?, published on Changing the Conversation. Featuring e-panelists from Women for Nature, this conversation is the first of the Biodiversity Conversations: How important are the common loon and polar bears to Canadians? series.

A Return to School

As we in Ontario and Quebec leave the summer that never came, those on the East and West Coasts experienced record high temperature, drought and wildfires. In my 32 years at the lake, this is the least I have ever swum, and we now enter the Fall and renew our research efforts.

New MC3 2.0 Interactive Maps

New maps explore the role the BC government plays in local climate actions.

We just published two interactive maps plotting data collected from our MC3 2.0 research exploring local climate actions and innovations in BC. Using text mining to analyze a series of interviews with 11 local government climate innovators, we mapped how often the word ‘province’ was mentioned to compare whether its role differed from phase 1 (2012-2014) and phase 2 (2015-present) of the interviews.

New Video About Our Global Food System

Research shows that one of the most powerful steps you can take to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions is to become a vegetarian. However, many may consider this a drastic lifestyle change that they are not prepared to make. Cutting down your meat consumption can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Check out our new CRC Research video to learn more!

New Report on Canadian Social Innovation Labs Project

Social Innovation Labs are sprouting up across Canada in response to the complex challenges facing society. Often supported by and housed in post-secondary institutions, labs foster collaboration between private/for profit, public/government, as well as academic and non-profit actors. But where are these labs located? How are they structured, housed, managed and financed? What type of projects do they undertake and what approaches do they adopt?

New HEAD Talks Video Animates Sustainable Development

If you look up sustainable development, it often only addresses two concerns: the environment and the economy. But some definitions include a third concern that is equally important: the social imperative. Our new HEAD Talks video animates an article written by Professor Ann Dale and Dr. Lenore Newman called Sustainable Development for Some: “Green” Urban Development.