Congratulations to Aleksandra, member of James Ford’s Climate Change Adaptation Research Group, for her new publication in Climate Policy.
In her article, Aleksandra documents and examines adaptation projects targeting food systems financed through funding bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Based on her results, Aleksandra recommends that projects should assess the entire food system to ensure future food security. Continue reading
Congratulations to Rachael Marshall for her new publication in the Journal of Hydrology. The implementation of source water protection programs is relatively recent in Canada and the United States. Although protecting water at the watershed scale has been a focus of many of these programs, few Indigenous communities located within these watersheds are involved in the process. Therefore, we wanted to Continue reading
In celebration of its 10th year of publication, the journal Emotion, Space and Society has selected 15 articles that “showcase some of the most diverse and critical content that the journal has published since it launched in 2008.” These selected articles will be freely available from March to May 2018.
The following article was selected as one of the top 15 articles published by the journal and is now freely available online:
Cunsolo Willox, A., Harper, S.L., Edge, V., Landman, K., Houle, K., Ford, J., the My Word Team, and Rigolet Inuit Community Government. 2013. ‘The Land Enriches the Soul:’ On climatic and environmental change, affect, and emotional health and well-being in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Canada. Emotion, Space, and Society, 6(1): 14–24. Click here to access the article for free.
Sincerest congratulations to undergraduate student Marta Thorpe, who was recently accepted to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program, Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto!
Marta has been examining the range and extent of community-based research methods used in Arctic sciences. Marta will begin her new program at the University of Toronto this fall semester.
Congratulations to Undergraduate Thesis Student Crystal Gong, who is one of the honorees being recognized by the Guelph Y 2018 Guelph Women of Distinction.
Crystal is working on our research team on two research projects: (1) synthesizing the state of knowledge on food security in the context of climate change, and (2) examining how season is associated with food security.
Read more about Crystal’s award:
- We examine the application of Community Based Adaptation (CBA) approaches in Indigenous community settings.
- CBA can co-generate knowledge on climate-health vulnerability and adaptation options, build capacity, and inform decision choices.
- CBA can also have unintended negative consequences.
- CBA requires careful consideration of community-researcher relationships and meaningful engagement of knowledge users.
- CBA holds significant promise but only in the ‘right’ circumstances.