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2021 Research eSummit

PanCanadian Parks and Protected Areas Research Network

2021 Research eSummit Legacy Page

The Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership (CPCIL)—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, search eSummit recordings and other resources by topic through the CPCIL resource page and knowledge base. 

2021 Summit Participants
190 registered participants
55 student or NGO participants
33 live presentations
13 ePosters
4 plenary sessions
Shawnithan! Thank You!
The CPCIL 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.
Research Summit + First Thursday Webinar Series
The Selection Committee received so many excellent submissions we extended the Research Summit into the monthly CPCIL First Thursday Webinar Series. Join us on the first non-holiday Thursday of each month at 1pm Eastern.
View Upcoming and Recorded Webinars
2021 Summit Recap
Read all about the 2021 PanCanadian Parks and Protected Areas Research Virtual Summit.

Parks Canada is a founding partner of the Parks and Protected Areas Research Network

Summit Forums

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Plenary Sessions

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Concurrent Sessions

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Rapid Talks

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ePosters

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Regional Task Groups

During the CPCIL PanCanadian Parks and Protected Areas Research 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.

Selection Committee

The CPCIL 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.

Alexander Wray

Human Environments Analysis Lab (HEAL), University of Western Ontario

Alison Howson

Ontario Land Trust Alliance

Andrew Paul

IISAAK OLAM Foundation

Brenda Jones

Parks Canada

Christine Persohn

Parks Canada

Chris Lemieux

Department of Geography & Environmental Studies Wilfrid Laurier University

Canadian Council on Ecological Areas (CCEA)

Dawn Carr

Canadian Parks Council

Canadian Committee for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Don Carruthers Den Hoed

Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia

Institute for Environmental Sustainability Mount Royal University

Ebany Carratt

Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership

Eli Enns

IISAAK OLAM Foundation

Elizabeth Halpenny

Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta

Erica Flora D'souza

Independent Consultant

Hameet Singh

Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership

Heather Knowles

City of Edmonton

HyunHo Cho

Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership

Jessica Elliott

Yukon Department of Environment, Parks Branch

Karly Upshall

Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership

Monica Shore

IISAAK OLAM Foundation

Nicole Olivier

Canadian Mountain Network

Pam Shaw

Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute

Vancouver Island University

Paul F. Wilkinson

Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University

Rachel Goldstein

Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership

Scott Slocombe

Department of Geography & Environmental Studies Wilfrid Laurier University

Tera Swanson

Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership

Victoria MacPhail

Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University

Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership