Launch of PanCanadian Parks and Protected Areas Research Network
CPCIL, with support from Parks Canada, the Canadian Parks Council, and our collaborating universities of Mount Royal University, York Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, and Royal Roads University are pleased to invite you to join us for the launch of the Pan-Canadian Parks and Protected Areas Research Network as part of the Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership (CPCIL).
This will be a new network for scientists, researchers, Indigenous knowledge holders, and students to connect and collaborate with parks and protected areas leaders, specialists, practitioners, and managers. Over the next three years, we will work with you to:
- Connect a network of researchers and practitioners, focusing on landscape-level networks and links to other existing networks.
- Share existing knowledge by curating and presenting transdisciplinary research in inclusive ways, highlighting practitioners and areas of expertise, and identifying mutually beneficial research ideas.
- Support academics, practitioners, journalists, elected officials, and decision makers in understanding and applying evidence in parks and protected areas.
- Build an intergenerational, interdisciplinary, inter-industry, and intercultural conversation about the value of parks and protected areas research.
As we will share on Tuesday, the platform includes space to search profiles and connect with others, a tool to crowdsource research ideas, and space to share resources and highlight research and scholarship publications and events. We are also teaming up with Parks Canada to launch a Parks and Protected Areas Horizon Scan through the research network.
We invite you and your associates to join us on virtually on November 10th at 1pm Eastern Time to hear about the network, explore the platform, and engage in dialogue with others interested in parks and protected areas research and knowledge.
Recognizing this is short notice, if you are unable to join us on Tuesday, we will make a recording available or will be happy to host orientation sessions at a later date. We also invite you to simply have a look at the site yourself.
Register for the November 10, 1pm Eastern, Launch and Dialogues
English Language Registration
French Language Simulcast Inscrivez-vous
Visit the Research Network: https://cpcil.ca/research-and-knowledge/