2014 BC CLEAR Scholarships
The BC Clean Air Research Fund has funded three new air quality research scholarships in 2014. Congratulations to graduate students Ramin Davanpour, Annie Wang and Prabjit Barn who were selected as this year's recipients by the Robert Caton Scholarships Committee.
Presentations were made on March 10 in Vancouver at the Air Quality & Health Workshop, hosted by the BC Lung Association.
Learn about the innovative research projects these students have underway to support better air quality and human health.
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The Fraser Basin Council is a non-profit, charitable organization that works to advance sustainability in the Fraser Basin and across BC. This is possible thanks to our partners, funders and supporters.
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Youth Diversity Dialogue
Thanks to everyone who was part of our youth dialogue in Richmond on April 7-8. What an inspiring event! Urban and rural youth of diverse backgrounds came together to share their goals and aspirations, build connections, and discuss their vision for the future of the communities where they live and work. The event was hosted by the Fraser Basin Council and BC Rural Network, with support from Inspirit Foundation.
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FBC is looking for a student summer intern to assist with research, program liaison and administrative support for a new Regional Flood Management Strategy. This exciting opportunity is open to current graduate students. Apply by April 16. Find out more.
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FBC was pleased to co-host with the BC Wildlife Federation Advancing Watershed Sustainability in BC (March 18 workshop in Vancouver) and to be a supporting partner in Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in BC & Beyond (January 27-29 forum in Duncan). Thanks to everyone who contributed to the strong calibre of these events. Speaker powerpoint presentations from both events are now available. Find them here.
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Colin Hansen becomes the fifth Chair of FBC's Board of Directors, effective March 31, 2014.
Mr. Hansen will succeed Dr. Charles Jago CM, OBC, former President of the University of Northern British Columbia, who became Chair of the Fraser Basin Council in 2006 and is completing his third and final term of service.
Mr. Hansen recently completed a distinguished career in the public service. He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1996 to 2013, as British Columbia’s Deputy Premier from 2009 to 2011, and as a Minister of Finance, Health Services, and Economic Development.
Plug in BC!
Plug in BC is a collaborative initiative to lay the groundwork for electric vehicles in British Columbia. Today there are over 500 electric vehicle charging stations accessible to the public and fleets across BC, thanks to provincial funding and to the public and private sector organizations that have hosted stations and built the network.
Read about the Plug in BC and its recent successes.
BC Rural Summit
The 2014 BC Rural Summit – Creativity, Communications, and Collaboration – will explore new innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities facing BC’s remote rural communities. It takes place June 13-15 in Kalso. More details here.
Climate Adaptation Resources
The BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC) program has funded important tools for tackling flood risks associated with sea level rise. This is of particular interest to BC local authorities and professionals with responsibilities in flood hazard management.
See Adaptation Resources to download Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer: A Toolkit to Build Adaptive Capacity on Canada’s South Coasts and other resources on coastal adaptation.
Also visit ReTooling for Climate Change for a database of adaptation resources.