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Posted November 27, 2020 by Ann Dale
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Dr. Rob Newell and I will be presenting at a conference in the United Kingdom, November 30 to December 3, 2020. Rob is a former graduate of MEM, my former post-doc and Banting Fellow and is now the Associate Director, Food and Agriculture Institute, University of the Fraser Valley.

Posted November 20, 2020 by Ann Dale

Community planning is a complicated process that requires understanding the relationships between, and implications for, human and ecological systems. Systems models can support community planning and used to examine the implications of different scenarios, meaning they illuminate a range of potential conditions that could result from implementing particular policies and plans, and/or developing local land in different ways (e.g.

Posted November 5, 2020 by Ann Dale

Public dialogue and civic literacy are more important today than ever, yet our space for discussion is shrinking due to decreasing civility and violence over differing perspectives. I am reminded of Samuel Pay, a French schoolteacher in France who was beheaded by a militant Islamist on October 16th, for the caricatures he used for teaching the importance of free speech.

Posted October 29, 2020 by Scott Dunham
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Beauty refers to the aesthetic appeal of something or someone. The essence of beauty is expressed through form or appearance exhibiting unity through harmony, proportionality, or some other arrangement of qualities that make it excellent. Beauty manifests itself by sparking awe, wonder, or delight in the observer. Beauty has an objective and subjective side: without a beautiful object, the subject could not be awed by beauty; without a subject to be awed, beauty would go unrecognized. 

Posted October 22, 2020 by Ann Dale
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Restoring natural landscapes damaged by human exploitation can be one of the most effective and cheapest ways to combat the climate crisis while also boosting dwindling wildlife populations, a scientific study reveals.

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