Jackson Hole WILD On Tour monthly screening w/ BSA, BGSA. THEME: Islands and Evolution

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The Montreal Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology, in collaboration with the Concordia Biology Student Association and Concordia Biology Graduate Student Association, is proud to host the Jackson Hole WILD On Tour wildlife film screening event Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Concordia University Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics GE-110 (7174 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC, H4B 1R6). This event is the first in a monthly series, with this month’s theme focused on evolution and islands. Gearing up for the 2019 edition of the Concordia Galapagos Project where students visit and take part in hands on field research at the birthplace of Charles Darwin’s evolutionary synthesis, current biology association executives and past project participants will be in attendance to speak about their experiences on the Galapagos Islands before the film screening so you can find out how to get involved! 

Admission is free and open to all (public included, so bring your friends/family!). Snacks will be served!

DATE AND TIME

Thu, 22 November 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

LOCATION

Centre for Structural and Function Genomics GE-110 (Concordia University Loyola Campus ‘Genome Centre’)
7141 Sherbrooke St W
Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6

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Summary Report: SCBmontreal Interactive Session at NACCB2018

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On July 23, 2018, Arun Dayanandan (President) and Kristen Hirsh-Pearson (Ex-Situ Board Member) of the Montreal Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology presented an interactive session titled ‘Conservation Outreach in Urban Schools: A Facilitated Discussion’ at the 4th North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Centered on a conservation biology workshop pilot project started by Arun Dayanandan and Charles-Alexandre Plaisir (Vice-President, SCB Montreal) at a local high school for students from at-risk backgrounds, the primary goal of the facilitated discussion was to share the successes of the project, as well as to gather feedback from members of the Society for Conservation Biology community-at-large, in order to improve the project before a formal launch. Additionally, the discussion sought to create a shared resource for other chapters of the Society for Conservation Biology to implement in their respective regions.

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An Interview with Dr. Dominick DellaSala

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In this interview by Kristen Hirsh-Pearson, Ex-Situ Board Member of the Montreal Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology and M.Sc. Candidate in the Venter Lab at the University of Northern British Columbia, Dr. Dominick DellaSala speaks about his work, the state of global biodiversity conservation, and has words of wisdom for the next generation of conservation biologists.

We’ll be at NACCB2018!

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On Monday July 23 we will be running an interactive session entitled ‘Conservation Outreach in Urban Schools: A Facilitated Discussion,’ at Dockside 9 from 8:30 to 9:30 as part of the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. If you would like to help develop a conservation workshop series for at-risk youth, or just want to know what the Montreal Chapter has planned for the upcoming year, drop by and join the discussion!

For more information: https://scbnorthamerica.org/index.php/naccb2018/

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Saint-Luc Highschool Conservation Workshop (Pilot Project)

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Hands-on samples galore!

Last month members from the Montreal Chapter, in collaboration with executives from the Concordia University Biology Undergraduate and Graduate Student Associations, developed and presented a multi-day conservation workshop at École Saint-Luc, a highschool located near Concordia University’s Loyola Campus. Ten classes of students aged 14-17 participated in the workshop, where artistic talent, dramatic performances, and interactive learning showcased the diversity of the natural world in a different light than many had encountered before. Led by Charles-Alexandre Plaisir and Arun Dayanandan, the workshop acted as a pilot project, with a much more extensive educational series intended for full release in Winter 2018. Read the rest of this entry »