Toronto March for Science

As many of you are aware, the Toronto March for Science: https://sciencemarchto.ca/ is happening this Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. The event will begin with opening remarks scheduled for 11:00am at Nathan Phillips square. After this, the march will be lead towards Queen’s Park. At 12:00pm the rally and speakers will continue at Queen’s Park.

If you are looking for people to march with, you are welcome to march alongside SCB-Toronto. We are meeting at the south-east corner of University and Amoury (https://goo.gl/maps/qS1srBmpMyQ2) at 10:45am and will begin walking towards Nathan Phillips square at 11:00am.

Happy marching,

SCB-Toronto.

Conservation Conversations – SCB Toronto Journal Club April 2017

In April, the SCB-TO journal club will focus our discussion around conservation activities in Ontario. In Leslie Sauer’s paper, “Bring Back The Forests,” several key strategies are put forward to guide forest restoration efforts. In the years since the publication of this article, have we adequately implemented these concepts to protect what remains of the Carolinian forest? Given the increased demands on our local landscapes, are we taking the appropriate actions to conserve our woodlands? Furthermore, what are your thoughts about the current priorities outlined in the Ontario Premier’s Environment and Climate Change Mandate?

All are welcome, including graduate students, undergraduates, conservation professionals, and members of the public.

April 6th 6:00 – 7:00pm. Article discussion, with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow. Click here to RSVP.

LOCATION

Harvest Noon Cafe

16 Bancroft Avenue

2nd Floor

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C1

SCB-TO Journal Club

Join us for an informal discussion of Ellison’s 2016 paper, “It’s time to get real about conservation” and the response letter “Conservation: smart advocacy needs data” by McCauley, Joyce and Lubchenco. In a time of significant environmental change, should the ecology community focus on data collection, or political involvement?

This will be the second in a series of journal club meetings organized by the Toronto Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB-TO). All are welcome, including graduate students, undergraduates, conservation professionals, and members of the public.

February 23rd 6:00 – 7:00pm: Article discussion at Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Ave), with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow. To attend, please RSVP on our eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/conservation-conversations-scb-toronto-journal-club-february-2017-tickets-31663113224?ref=estw

 

SCB Toronto Journal Club

Toronto Chapter- Society for Conservation Biology is launching its new Journal Club Series! We want to bring people together to discuss classic and cutting edge research in conservation biology. Our Journal Club will also be a space to talk about our own research and find out ways in which our efforts are related to initiatives in conservation science.

We plan on hosting our first event on December 1st 6:00 pm at Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Ave. Toronto, ON). For this session please make sure to read the following paper:

Kareiva, P., and M. Marvier. 2012. What Is Conservation Science? Bioscience 62:962-969.

For each session, there will be discussion leaders that will catalyze and mediate the analysis of the selected paper.

We’d like to invite you to join us in this friendly environment to learn from each other about conservation biology!

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