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The state of parks-related knowledge mobilization in Canada: Five case studies, including the work of MASLM graduate student Alex Young.

The State of parks-related knowledge mobilization in Canada: Cases from Alberta, BC, and Ontario.

This webinar will share and compare observations of case studies conducted in five distinct Canadian landscapes. Each case study explores the types of parks and conservation-related knowledge that are known in the region and how this knowledge is used (or not) to advance protected area goals.

These cases provide insight into the availability of knowledge (natural and social science, local and Indigenous knowledge) for protected area decision-making and the degree to which each of these kinds of knowledge are used. Also reported on are insights about the process of knowledge creation, co-creation and sharing, as well as knowledge suppression or devaluation.


Dr. Chris Lemieux, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Stephanie Barr, Wilfrid Laurier University
Madeline McFadden, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Rick Rollins, Vancouver Island University
Dr. Rob Ferguson, Vancouver Island University
Alexandra Young, Vancouver Island University
Dr. Dee Patriquin, University of Alberta
Dr. Glen Hvenegaard, University of Alberta
CJ Blye, University of Alberta
Dr. Elizabeth Halpenny, University of Alberta
Dr. Don Carruthers Den Hoed, University of British Columbia
Michelle Murphy, University of Alberta
Dr. Jill Buddefeld, Wilfrid Laurier University
Mu He, University of Alberta

One of the case studies is the work of MASLM graduate student Alexandra Young with Dr. Rob Ferguson and Dr. Rick Rollins:

Exploring Constraints and Enabling Conditions for Effective Knowledge Mobilization for Protected Areas Decision Making: A Case Study from Tofino, British Columbia

This session will expand on the extensive thread in the conservation literature dealing with the need for more effective evidence-based decision making within protected area management, as described in global studies (e.g. Rose et al, 2018) national studies in Canada (Lemieux et al, 2021; 2019), and provincial studies (Murray et al, 2020). Much of this research has examined types of evidence used or not used by protected area managers, and the barriers or challenges to knowledge utilization. Less attention has been given to enabling conditions: strategies thought to improve knowledge mobilization. Our case study in Tofino addresses this gap, through analysis of interviews conducted with 14 respondents representing Parks Canada, the academic community, and local Tofino interest groups.

The webinar is happening on October 7 at 10 am PDT.

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