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Feb. 2, 2018
For Immediate Release

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Waterloo – Northwest Territories biologist Jan Adamczewski and Tłı̨chǫ Nation government representative John B. Zoe will present a guest lecture at Wilfrid Laurier University on declining caribou populations Feb. 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Paul Martin Centre.

The joint presentation is hosted by William Quinton, director of Laurier’s Cold Regions Research Centre, and Colin Robertson, associate professor in Laurier’s Geography and Environmental Studies program, through the Global Water Citizenship project funded by Global Water Futures, the largest university-led water research program funded worldwide. 

“This talk is an opportunity to learn about sharing ways of knowing about critical changes to caribou populations and how different types of knowledge might be used together to inform planning and decision making,” said Robertson. “The Global Water Citizenship project is about integrating local and community observations of environmental change with scientific knowledge and techniques to help decision-makers make informed choices about policy and governance.”

The guest lecture entitled, “History of Bathurst Caribou and the Tłı̨chǫ People: Managing in a Time of Scarcity,” will provide an overview of current Bathurst caribou management practices and the history of Tłı̨chǫ adaptation to fluctuating caribou abundance with historic influences like the fur trade.

Find out more about Laurier’s northern research initiatives.

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William Quinton, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cold Regions Hydrology
Cold Regions Research Centre
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3281


Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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