ALANA WESTWOOD & COLLEAGUES WIN INGSA DIGITAL POSTER AWARD FOR THEIR PROJECT ON KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE IN FORESTRY

Members of the Westwood Lab and colleagues from Carleton University, Natural Resources Canada, McGill University and University of Toronto Scarborough were one of the five to win the Digital Poster award at the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA). Their digital poster, “Understanding knowledge exchange in natural resource management”, was presented by Alana WestwoodContinue reading “ALANA WESTWOOD & COLLEAGUES WIN INGSA DIGITAL POSTER AWARD FOR THEIR PROJECT ON KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE IN FORESTRY”

DALHOUSIE, CARLETON & NRCAN PARTNERSHIP PUBLISH PAPER ON KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE IN FOREST SCIENCE: PART 1

Members of the Westwood Lab and colleagues from Carleton University, Natural Resources Canada, McGill University and University of Toronto Scarborough published systematic map protocol in the open-access journal, Ecological Solutions & Evidence! This paper is Part 1 of a two-part Registered Report that includes the study design of the paper (introduction and methods). This reviewContinue reading “DALHOUSIE, CARLETON & NRCAN PARTNERSHIP PUBLISH PAPER ON KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE IN FOREST SCIENCE: PART 1”

WESTWOOD LAB AND EVIDENCE FOR DEMOCRACY WIN SSHRC PARTNERSHIP ENGAGE GRANT TO STUDY INTERFERENCE IN SCIENCE

“Can scientists speak?” was a question often asked from 2008-2015, when it was widely documented that federal scientists in Canada were being restricted from communicating with the media. The interference with the ability of scientists to conduct and communicate their work remains a more widespread issue, and one that is likely ongoing in Canada andContinue reading “WESTWOOD LAB AND EVIDENCE FOR DEMOCRACY WIN SSHRC PARTNERSHIP ENGAGE GRANT TO STUDY INTERFERENCE IN SCIENCE”

NOVA SCOTIA’S GENERAL ELECTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT: ALANA WESTWOOD WEIGHS IN

An election has been called in Nova Scotia! With climate change top of mine for many and a time of transition in forestry, this election is key for charting out the province’s environmental future. Ongoing media coverage includes interviews with lab head Dr. Alana Westwood about environmental priorities for this election. She told CBC NewsContinue reading “NOVA SCOTIA’S GENERAL ELECTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT: ALANA WESTWOOD WEIGHS IN”

ALANA WESTWOOD WINS TEACHING AWARD AT DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

In early May, the Faculty of Management presented Facilitating Excellence in Student Learning in Exceptional Times awards to Dr. Alana Westwood and her fellow colleagues who have supported student learning over the past year. Recipients were nominated by students and peers within the Faculty. Congratulations Dr. Westwood!! Read more on this news and the selectedContinue reading “ALANA WESTWOOD WINS TEACHING AWARD AT DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY”

MES STUDENT MANJULIKA ROBERTSON PUBLISHES PAPER IN ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES

The Westwood Lab’s MES student, Manjulika Robertson and her colleague, Kyle Conway, published a paper in Environmental Humanities, “Oil as Solution to the Problems of Oil: The American Petroleum Institute and the Petromodern Paradox”. This paper takes a deep dive into the 1950’s Petroleum School Series of educational booklets published by the American Petroleum InstituteContinue reading “MES STUDENT MANJULIKA ROBERTSON PUBLISHES PAPER IN ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES”

FOREST ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT STUDENTS CREATE TREE SPECIES FACTSHEETS

Students in ENVI5050: Forest Ecology & Management from Dalhousie created tree species factsheets displaying social, economic, and biological attributes of key trees. As part of this semester’s class, graduate students each selected a tree species to develop a visually appealing factsheet to demonstrate the key features and display the fascinating facts of the species. AllContinue reading “FOREST ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT STUDENTS CREATE TREE SPECIES FACTSHEETS”

ALANA WESTWOOD RECEIVES 2021 ‘BELONG’ GRANT FROM DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

Dr. Alana Westwood receives one of Dalhousie’s 2021 BELONG grants for pre-tenure faculty from equity-deserving groups. Funds from this grant will be used to investigate if and how past species distribution modelling and spatially-explicit land-use planning using Indigenous knowledge about Tǫdzı (boreal caribou in one Dene dialect) has respected best practices for supporting the agency andContinue reading “ALANA WESTWOOD RECEIVES 2021 ‘BELONG’ GRANT FROM DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY”

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE JACKIE SATURNO PUBLISH PLASTIC POLLUTION RESEARCH

The Westwood Lab’s Research Associate, Jackie Saturno and her colleagues published a plastic pollution paper in Environmental Pollution, “An emerging source of plastic pollution: Environmental presence of plastic personal protective equipment (PPE) debris related to COVID-19 in a metropolitan city”. This study was completed in collaboration with Environmental Scientist and lead author, Justine Ammendolia, asContinue reading “RESEARCH ASSOCIATE JACKIE SATURNO PUBLISH PLASTIC POLLUTION RESEARCH”

ALANA WESTWOOD AND SALLY OTTO ON CANADA’S ECOLOGICAL DEBT: iPOLITICS

Westwood Lab Head, Dr. Alana Westwood, and Dr. Sarah Otto from University of British Columbia published an opinions article in iPolitics, “Rebuilding from a pandemic should strive to pay off Canada’s ecological debt”. Citation: Westwood, A. & Otto, S. (2020). Rebuilding from a pandemic should strive to pay off Canada’s ecological debt. iPolitics.