Images from the Conference

Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
An engaging poster area
posters were also presented at lighting talks
A Full House in the Longhouse
a keynote address draws a full house with about 200 attendees
Wilbur Smarch
talking about the legacy of Indian Residential Schools
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
at the Gala
Michael Barrett
on the Nunavik experience with regional planning and protected areas
Dan Paleczny
giving his perspectives on transboundary land use planning
The Next Generation of Planners
posing by a dugout canoe
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
Gwich'in:
Planning the New North
Jeff Cook
speaks to a packed house on the second keynote address
Diyet
singing at the Gala
French:
Planning the New North
Iain Davidson-Hunt
makes a point
Han:
Planning the New North
English:
Planning the New North
Cooking Up Ideas
an ice-breaking activity
Cree:
Planning the New North
Ed Peekakoot
fiddling at the Gala
One of many breakout sessions
at the "Artist Studio"
Inuktitut:
Planning the New North
Council Director Ron Cruikshank
presenting his experience developing the Gwich'in Regional Land Use Plan
Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge
on the lessons learned drafting the Decho Land Use Plan
Sarah Reid
on indigenous climate change adaptation planning
Council Chair Patrick Rouble
giving the opening message

Biographies and links for each presenter.

Sara Holzman works in the Climate Change Section for the Government of Nunavut's Department of Environment. She holds a Masters of Science in Rural Planning and Development from the University of Guelph and did her  research on northern food security and community-based greenhouses. Sara has lived in Iqaluit off and on since 2007.  In her spare time she volunteers with the Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society, and helps with a friend's dog team.

Events:

Break-out Session 4: Planning with Communities-Planning for Climate Change

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00

Michelle has over 19 years of professional experience in 5 provinces and 2 territories across Canada, including over 12 years professional planning experience in a more northern context.  Michelle strives to achieve excellence in all the community and regional planning processes in which she is involved.  She understands the importance of hearing local values, needs, aspirations and concerns and contextualizing these with local conditions related to governance structures, natural environment, social and family wellbeing, economic development and cultural heritage.

She has delivered projects to diverse public and private sector clients with varying needs and aspirations, effectively communicating available policy approaches to achieving desired futures.  In all her projects, she embraces a strong ethic of client collaboration, team empowerment and community involvement.

Events:

Speaker

Break-out Session 4: Planning with Communities-Planning for Climate Change

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00

Marie-Pierre McDonald holds a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture and a Masters in Architecture and affordable housing from McGill University. In 2012, she received the student excellence award from the Quebec Association of Landscape Architects with the project  Wanaki, terre de leurs enfants which involved the relocation of the Kitcisakik community. For the last two years, she has been working in Nunavik for the Kativik Regional Government as a land use planner, where she is responsible for the renewal of the 14 northern villages master plans.

Events:

Break-out Session 4: Planning with Communities-Planning for Climate Change

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00

As a registered professional planner and founder of Sustainabilty North Inc., Mr. Morrison specializes in corporate and community sustainability, regulatory affairs and environmental planning. With more than 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors, he has maintained a special interest across the North from early career assignments in the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut. He also currently serves as Vice-Chair, National Initiatives Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Dan Grant brings over 30 years of experience working with various jurisdictions and organizations as an outdoor recreation / environmental resource planning and management specialist to his current role as part of a team developing an innovative, proactive, experience-focused approach to exurban recreational land management for the GNWT.