PanCanadian Parks and Protected Areas Research Network
2021Research eSummit Legacy Page
The Canadian Parks, Protected, and Conserved Areas Leadership Collective (CPPCL), with support from Parks Canada and the Canadian Parks Council, hosted a Virtual Research Summit. By holding a virtual event, we decreased our carbon footprint, increased accessibility for participants, and supported social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plenary sessions and at least one concurrent session were offered with simultaneous French/English interpretation. Recordings are available below on this page. Alternatively, read a summary article about the 2021 eSummit here.
190 registered participants
55 student or NGO participants
33 live presentations
4 plenary sessions
The CPPCL team is grateful for Gùdia – Mary Jane Johnson – Lhu’ààn Mân Ku Dań Elder who opened the Summit to help us be ready to hear different perspectives, and closed the Summit with thoughtful and hopeful words to fulfill the commitment of Reconciliation in conservation.
During the CPPCL Summit, participants built on the recommendation of the 2019 design workshop to facilitate and support existing interdisciplinary landscape level/regional connections among researchers, practitioners, knowledge holders, and community members.
Groups used MURAL boards (below) to identify and post as many researchers, decision-makers, knowledge holders, partners, etc. as they could who were involved in knowledge production and evidence-based decision making for parks and protected areas.
Use the MURAL board to determine which research, knowledge and evidence-based decision making relationships are the most important for your region to focus on.
Thinking back on previous sessions, as well as your own experiences and needs, brainstorm potential collaborative research projects or ideas.
View all forums, participate in discussions, and connect with participants and presenters, even if you weren’t there.
Note: You must be logged in to access the forums.
The CPPCL Parks and Protected Areas Research Network Virtual Research Summit warmly thanks the selection committee for compiling a diverse and captivating schedule of presentations to help make this event informative and engaging.
Human Environments Analysis Lab (HEAL), University of Western Ontario
Ontario Land Trust Alliance
IISAAK OLAM Foundation
Canadian Council on Ecological Areas
Canadian Committee for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature
IES | MRU
Institute for Environmental Sustainability Mount Royal University
IISAAK OLAM Foundation
Erica Flora D'souza
Canadian Mountain Network
Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute
Vancouver Island University
Paul F. Wilkinson
Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University