On Monday, November 14th, between 7 PM and 9 PM @ the Yukon College, Room A2206. The topic for this public lecture will be about packing planets together. Recent surveys looking for exoplanets (planets that orbit stars other than our sun) have found a large number of planetary systems where the planets are placed much closer together than the planets in our solar system are. Dr. Christa Van Laerhoven will talk about what factors go into making a planetary system stable or unstable, explore the limit of how close you can pack planets, and discuss the fate of our solar system. This lecture will not require attendees to have any prior astronomy knowledge.
The 2017-18 Call for Proposals for the National Wetland Conservation Fund is now open.
Entering its fourth year, the National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF) supports Canadians in undertaking on-the-ground activities to restore and enhance wetlands in Canada. For more information on the program and to obtain the 2017-2018 application guidelines and application form, please visit the Environment and Climate Change Canada – Funding Programs webpage.
If you are considering applying to the NWCF, please contact the coordinators early during the Call for Proposals to discuss your proposed project. They can provide further details on available program funding and requirements, national and regional priorities, as well as feedback on your proposed project.
Ivy Whitehorne (British Columbia)
Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Margaret Campbell (Yukon)
Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Bones, Bottles and Birch Bark Baskets
Join Long Ago Yukon and a team of professionals from the Yukon Heritage Resources for a free artefact identification event at the library!
We will have expert archaeologists and palaeontologists on hand to help you uncover what that unusual family heirloom really is, or the significance of neat object you found on your summer outing.
A representative array of ancient specimens and historical artifacts will also be on display. Come drop by, show your treasures or see and talk with local experts about our rich cultural heritage here in the Yukon.
Discover Yukon's rich past with us!
Location: Whitehorse Public Library Meeting Room
Time: Saturday, October 29 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Long Ago Yukon is an independent, voluntary association, which organizes educational events celebrating our archaeological and paleontological heritage here in the Yukon. We all have a role to play protecting and preserving our heritage resources.
For more information contact Michael Dougherty at 633-6579 or email@example.com
Check out Long Ago Yukon on Facebook.
The 2017-2018 call for proposals for the Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR) and the 2017-2018 Call for proposals for the Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) are now open.
AFSAR is now in its 14th year, and provides funding to support projects aimed at developing Indigenous capacity for participation in the recovery of species at risk, protection of habitat for species at risk, and preventing species from becoming a conservation concern.
HSP is now in its 18th year, and provides funding to help Canadians protect species at risk and their habitats and to proactively prevent other species from becoming a conservation concern. The program fosters land, water and resource use practices that maintain the habitat necessary for the survival and recovery of species at risk, enhancing existing conservation activities and encouraging new ones.
For more information on these programs and to obtain the 2017-2018 application guidelines, please visit the Environment and Climate Change Canada – Funding Programs webpage. Additional information on regional priorities for AFSAR and HSP are also attached to this email.
It is important to contact coordinators early during the Call for Proposals, in order to complete an expression of interest, discuss your project ideas, and gain access to the required on-line application portal.
(Please note, the Prevention Stream within AFSAR and HSP are almost fully subscribed for the 2017-18 fiscal year through previously-approved commitments. Please be sure to talk with your regional program coordinator early on during the application period if you are interested in applying for Prevention Stream funds.)
Program coordinator contact information:
Kate Shapiro, Coordinator - Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (British Columbia)
firstname.lastname@example.org 604-350-1952 or 604-664-9044
Megan Harrison, Coordinator - Habitat Stewardship Program (British Columbia)
Saleem Dar, Coordinator – Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk and Habitat Stewardship Program (Yukon)
Please see the Call for Proposals below for the Environmental Damages Fund. Note that $33,500 is available for projects related to the protection and/ or restoration of plants and wildlife in the Yukon Territory or Northern British Columbia, with preference given to projects in the Yukon Territory. Interested applicants should refer to the the EDF website http://www.ec.gc.ca/edf-fde/ for information on eligibility and how to apply for funding, and may contact a program officer for more information (see contact info below). Enquiries related to proposal ideas may also be directed to Saleem.Dar@canada.ca ph: 867-393-7976.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2017
Location: Yukon Territory or Northen British Columbia
Funds Available: $33,500
Use Restriction: For projects related to the protection and/ or restoration of plants and wildlife in the Yukon Territory or Northern British Columbia, with preference given to projects in the Yukon Territory.
Step 1 - Before beginning the application process click on the links to provinces and territories listed in the table below to:
For projects in the West & North Region: 1-800-567-1570 or email@example.com or contact a Program Officer directly:
Winnipeg Office (Prairies, NWT, Nunavut)
Vancouver Office (BC, Yukon)
Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series: Including Indigenous communities in technology innovation: The case of First Nations in Canada
The following request for feedback was sent by Environment and Climate Change Canada:
On September 18th, the Government of Canada posted seven draft policies on the Species at Risk Public Registry (sararegistry.gc.ca). These policies listed below support the predictable, clear and consistent implementation of the Species at Risk Act. As an individual, community, organization, or government which may be directly affected by these policies, we wanted to notify you of the opportunity to provide input.
We would welcome any comments you may have and are particularly interested in your response to the following:
The seven draft policies include: