• October 4, 2019 by

    On the Table Event for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

    On September 27th 2019, Courtney Vaugeois, Jenica Ng-Cornish, other MABRRI staff members, and I hosted an On the Table event in the Master of Community Planning (MCP) Lab on the VIU campus. On the Table is an initiative, first introduced by the Vancouver Foundation, which brings people together...

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    • August 27, 2019 by

    Bull Kelp Documentary for Environment Climate Change Canada

    On July 26th 2019, Cassy Twiname, Alanna Vivani, and I began filming for what would be a documentary on MABRRI’s Bull Kelp Monitoring and Enhancement Plots in the Salish Sea project. Firstly, we gathered our audio and visual equipment and drove to Neck Point Park. Upon arrival, we began filming...

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    • August 6, 2019 by

    Gold River Parks Inventory

    Day 1: On July 29th Graham, Sarah, Courtney, and I headed up to beautiful Gold River to meet with Village Staff and complete an initial parks inventory for the Gold River Parks and Trails Master Plan. It was a gorgeous day that gave us high spirits and led to an amazing day in the sun while we...

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    • July 26, 2019 by

    SDGs in Powell River

    The main focus of my work at MABRRI this summer has been helping Courtney, one of MABRRI’s Project Coordinators, on the VIU and the UN Sustainable Development Goals project. The MABRRI team started this project last year by looking at what VIU is doing to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development...

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    • July 12, 2019 by

    Grandkids University

    On July 4th and July 5th the Grandkids University (GKU) was held at VIU! Mandy Hobkirk and I had the fun opportunity to help with activities run by Jessica Craig, the Geography Department’s Technician, for the future GKU Geography graduates. GKU is for children ages 7 to 13 and features two days of...

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    • July 2, 2019 by

    MABR Amazing Places GeoTour

    On Friday, June 28th, Courtney, Alisha, Michelle, and I completed the MABR Amazing Places GeoTour. This was a great opportunity to take, Alisha, one of our new staff members on a tour of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region. It was also great for me to see all 10 of the Amazing Places, as part of...

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    • June 25, 2019 by

    Ma'Qa'th Food Program

    Every Tuesday afternoon, a food bank program called Ma'Qa'th Food Program is hosted at the Snaw-naw-as Health Centre, adjacent to the Garden of Spiritual Healing, which was constructed by the MABRRI team in collaboration with Snaw-naw-as First Nation. I am fortunate enough to help facilitate the...

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    • June 24, 2019 by

    Westwood Farm Stream Adventure

    On Tuesday, June 11th, Alanna, Colby, and I visited the beautiful Westwood Farm and Cathers Lake to continue water monitoring and plant identification. Westwood Farm is 48 gorgeous acres of meadow bisected by the Millstone River and Sabiston Creek. We plan to do minnow trapping and water monitoring...

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    • June 24, 2019 by

    Parksville Parks, Trails and Open Spaces Master Plan Presentation to Council and Mayor

    On June 3rd 2019, Sarah Holden and I presented the final Parks, Trails and Open Spaces Master Plan (PTOSMP) to the City of Parksville Mayor and Council. After a lot of hard work, we are happy to announce that the PTOSMP was adopted! This project started by reviewing all of the past data that we...

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  • EREN Plot Field Day
    • August 10, 2018 by

    EREN plot field day

    Last Friday (August 10th), Kidston, Brian, Chrissy, and I packed up MABRRI’s trusted Dodge caravan and hit the road with our coordinators Haley and Graham. Our destination? Englishman Falls Provincial Park. I want to say that the job we had to do was no easy walk in the park, but it did, in fact,...

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