UVic hosts Environmental Justice workshop, 4/2/09

March 31, 2009 at 2:45 pm (Community, workshops) (, )

UVic’s Office of Community Based Research just sent this announcement:

Please spread the word through UVic and your community connections!!!

Everyone welcome!

Thursday April 2nd

Community Based Legal Research and Environmental Justice Workshop

9am-12noon @University of Victoria Cornett Building B108

Presenters: Dr. Stephanie Farquhar – Portland State University Fulbright Scholar and Calvin Sandborn, Legal Director of UVic’s Environmental Law Centre, http://www.elc.uvic.ca.

Learn about the environmental justice movement around the world and how universities like Portland State and the University of Victoria’s Law school students and faculty are engaged in community mobilization, research and legal support with community, environmental, and First Nations groups.

Share your own research ideas, questions and insights.

Everyone Welcome!!! – A great learning and networking opportunity

Register through the Office of Community Based Research at UVIC – ocbr@uvic.ca

Info: 250-472-4171. This workshop is free.

(posted by Yule)

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Habitat Stewardship Program co-sponsors local events

March 21, 2009 at 9:03 am (workshops) (, , )

The Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk and the City of Victoria are co-sponsors of workshops today (3/21) and next Saturday (3/28) that teach residents how to eliminate invasive “aliens” (plants, that is) from the local ecosystem.

Today’s two workshops are from10 a.m. to noon in Summit Park (meet at the playground near the Blackwood Street entrance – map), and again from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Beacon Hill Park (meet at the Nursery Road parking lot – map).

Next Saturday’s (3/28) workshop repeats at the Beacon Hill Park location, same time (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.).

One of most invasive non-native plants, Spurge daphne, has to be handled very carefully. It’s poisonous and can cause severe eye and skin irritation.

Spurge daphne

Spurge daphne

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