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2022 Research eSummit

PanCanadian Parks and Protected Areas Research Network

2022 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. Sessions 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. 

2022 Summit Participants
200 registered participants
5 plenary sessions
10 concurrent sessions
13 rapid talks
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

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

Research Network Group

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Opening Ceremony & Daily Welcome

Plenary Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Rapid Talks

Reflective Panels & Closing Ceremony

2022 Selection Committee

We are grateful for the assistance of colleagues to curate the best possible eSummit schedule. Please join us in thanking the following individuals.

Allison Bishop

Conservation Through Reconciliation Partnership

AJ Wray

Doctoral Student, Geography & Environment
Research Assistant, ParkSeek Canada
Human Environments Analysis Lab

Chris Lemieux, PhD

Wilfred Laurier University and Canadian Council on Ecological Areas

Christine Persohns

Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation
Parks Canada

CJ Blye, PhD (candidate)

Instructor, Recreation Management Program
Health and Human Performance

Connie Van der Byl, MBA, PhD

Academic Director, Insttitute for Environmental Sustainability
Associate Professor, Bisset School of Business

Craig Paulson

Recreation Section Head
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Delano Lewis

Black Field Scientist

Peter Larivière

Special Advisor
Indigenous Affairs Branch

Don Carruthers Den Hoed, PhD

Senior Fellow, CPCIL
Research Associate, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
University of British Columbia

Erica D'souza

Independent Tourism Consultant and Strategist

Garry Donaldson

Atlantic Region, Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Heather Knowles

River Valley Coordinator, River Valley Parks & Facilities
City of Edmonton

Jessica Elliot

Yukon Parks and Canadian Council on Ecological Areas

Kathie Adare

Transiion Manager
Canadian Parks Council

Mkhabela Masuku

Development Officer
Town of Norman Wells

Olaf Jensen

Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Pam Shaw

Director, Master of Community Planning Program Research Director
Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute
Vancouver Island University

Paul Wilkenson, PhD

Professor Emeritus
York University Faculty of Urban and Environmental Change

Peter Soroye

PhD Student

Samantha Knight

Program Manager, Weston Family Science
Nature Conservancy of Canada

Sonya Jakubec RN, PhD

Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Tara Sharma

Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation
Parks Canada

Victoria MacPhail, PhD

Senior Doctoral Student, CPCIL
York Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change