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Fall Lecture Series: Canadians’ Fascination with the Weather 10:00 am
Fall Lecture Series: Canadians’ Fascination with the Weather @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Canadians’ Fascination with the Weather Presenter: David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada Why are Canadians so obsessed with the weather? David will share with you his experiences – both good and bad – about our love/hate relationship with the weather. This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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The Icon, the Sceptic and the Cow: Climate Change Perception in Canada and Implications for Environmental Communication 11:00 am
The Icon, the Sceptic and the Cow: Climate Change Perception in Canada and Implications for Environmental Communication @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Why, as individuals, do we not fully engage in climate change mitigation and adaptation behaviours, given the overwhelming evidence that climate change is an existential threat to the wellbeing and survival of our species? This talk by Dr. Gary Pickering considers this question within the Canadian context by highlighting recent empirical studies from his lab, and discusses the implications for effective environmental communication around climate change. Everyone is welcome to this transdisciplinary seminar. This event is hosted by Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.
Environmental Research and Park Management in Nunavut, Canada 12:00 pm
Environmental Research and Park Management in Nunavut, Canada @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
David Beamer will present a brief overview of Nunavut Parks and what it is like to work in the environmental sector in Nunavut. He will present on some research projects that he has been associated with, and will provide an overview of research in Nunavut. David is originally from Niagara and has completed his MBA at Brock University. He has worked for Nunavut Parks and Special Places for over four years. He has held several positions and is now the Manager of Park Facilities and Operations. Everyone is welcome to this transdisciplinary seminar. This event is hosted by Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.
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Fall Lecture Series: The Northwest Passage – Tracing One Warm Line 10:00 am
Fall Lecture Series: The Northwest Passage – Tracing One Warm Line @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. The Northwest Passage: Tracing One Warm Line Presenter: David Newland, Writer, Musician and Speaker; Zodiac Driver and Expedition Host, Adventure Canada Enjoy enhanced images, video, and original songs as David describes the history of Arctic exploration; Inuit ideas of territory, community, and creative culture; and Arctic wildlife and ecology. This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
Recycling Centre Tour: Niagara Waste Reduction Week 11:15 am
Recycling Centre Tour: Niagara Waste Reduction Week @ Niagara Region's Recycling Centre
Oct 18 @ 11:15 am
Join Niagara Region and Niagara Recycling for a 45-minute guided tour of Niagara Region’s Recycling Centre. Learn first-hand about the machines, processes and people that sort, bale and ship your recyclables. Tours are offered at 11:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. For safety reasons, closed toed shoes with long pants are required. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older and be able to walk a flight of stairs to participate. This tour is hosted by Niagara Region as part of Niagara Waste Reduction Week.
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Is Your Business Positioned for Success in a New, Low-Carbon Economy? 5:30 pm
Is Your Business Positioned for Success in a New, Low-Carbon Economy? @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
How good governance, environmental stewardship and social responsibility drive financial performance. Whether you call it ESG (environmental, social and governance performance) or sustainability, it’s the new business imperative for the 21st century. Smart, forward-looking business leaders are already benefiting by embedding sustainability into corporate strategy. And now, the impending Cap & Trade and carbon pricing programs expected in 2017 are suddenly placing sustainability into an even brighter spotlight. This workshop is hosted by the Niagara CPAO Association.
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Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals: Transdisciplinary Seminar Series 11:00 am
Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals: Transdisciplinary Seminar Series @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dr. Ana Sanchez will present on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which are a diverse group of 17 human and zoonotic diseases affecting the poorest people and under-served communities around the globe. Not only do NTDs flourish in conditions of poverty and lack of safe water and sanitation, they are inextricably related to systematic inequity. Due to their crosscutting effects, NTDs can serve as indicators of progress for the Sustainable Development Goals, that require an integrated response to ensure sustainable development. This event is hosted by Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.
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Fall Lecture Series: The Future of Food and Beverage 10:00 am
Fall Lecture Series: The Future of Food and Beverage @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. The Future of Food and Beverage Presenter: Craig Youdale, Dean, Canadian Food and Wine Institute, Niagara College Learn what Canada’s leader in culinary, beer, wine and food science training has in store for the Niagara region, and how students are being prepared for a future in the food and beverage industry. This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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What’s the Role of Food in the Social Innovation Agenda? 2:00 pm
What’s the Role of Food in the Social Innovation Agenda? @ Online
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm
As the Canadian government develops a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy, there is an exciting opportunity around what the role of food will be. This webinar will explore socially innovative food programming in schools and hospitals and ask how food can make up a major part of the social innovation agenda. How can we leverage food programs to better address social issues? Commissioned by Employment and Social Development Canada, this webinar will feed into the Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy. Have your say! In this webinar you will: Learn the basics of social innovation Hear ideas on how to build innovative programs to address complex social problems Provide your input on how the Canadian government can support innovative food programming
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Fall Lecture Series: The Future of Food and Beverage @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

The Future of Food and Beverage

Presenter: Craig Youdale, Dean, Canadian Food and Wine Institute, Niagara College

Learn what Canada’s leader in culinary, beer, wine and food science training has in store for the Niagara region, and how students are being prepared for a future in the food and beverage industry.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

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What’s the Role of Food in the Social Innovation Agenda? @ Online
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm

As the Canadian government develops a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy, there is an exciting opportunity around what the role of food will be. This webinar will explore socially innovative food programming in schools and hospitals and ask how food can make up a major part of the social innovation agenda. How can we leverage food programs to better address social issues?

Commissioned by Employment and Social Development Canada, this webinar will feed into the Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy. Have your say!

In this webinar you will:

  • Learn the basics of social innovation
  • Hear ideas on how to build innovative programs to address complex social problems
  • Provide your input on how the Canadian government can support innovative food programming
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NCF Niagara Leaders Breakfast @ Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Join the Niagara Community Foundation for the 16th annual Niagara Leaders Breakfast, featuring the release of the Living in Niagara 2017 Report. This triennial report, prepared by Niagara Connects, weaves together data and knowledge to describe quality of life across 12 Living in Niagara Sectors.

During the breakfast, community leaders and Niagara Community Foundation grant recipients will share stories that highlight ways data sharing supports planning to build a stronger future for Niagara.

For information or tickets call 905-684-8688.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.

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Building for Mental Health: Healthy Built Environments for Children and Youth @ Online
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This webinar will describe how the built environment intersects with the social environment to influence the mental health of children and youth, offering evidence and defining roles for public health .

This webinar will focus on factors in the urban built and social environments that promote child and youth mental health, and how public health can work to support these factors through upstream approaches. Content will include research that explores:

  • How positive mental health in children and youth is impacted by characteristics of the built and social environments;
  • The intersection between the built and social environments and how they impact child and youth mental health;
  • Equity-related influences within the built and social environments on child and youth mental health; and
  • The role of public health in promoting population mental health through built environment initiatives.

The goal of this webinar are to offer evidence and define roles for public health that will inform policy actions to address inequities and create healthy built environments that promote child and youth mental health. This webinar can support working towards meeting Medical Officer of Health competencies, especially “communication, collaboration, and advocacy for the public’s health”.

This webinar is hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.

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