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Water Stewardship Speaker Series

Based at the Centre of the Great Lakes, the Department of Geography, Geology and Land Stewardship is honoured to welcome a series of Water Stewardship Speakers throughout the week May 31 - June 4.

A very diverse set of speakers will be providing presentations throughout the week including topics such as: Junior Water Walkers, Community Water Systems, Water Stewardship Advocacy, Water Careers, and Indigenous Water Knowledge & Jurisdictional Issues. The sessions are free and open to all.


Once registered, you will receive a link that can be used for any/all session(s). Attend the sessions of your choice. Separate registrations are not required.

Topics & Speakers

Junior Water Walkers
Presenters: Joanne Robertson and Peter Cameron
MONDAY, MAY 31  |   11am – 12pm



Environmental Repossession and Cultural Identity
Chantelle Richmond (University of Western Ontario) and Lake Superior Living Lab Network Panel Discussion
TUESDAY, JUNE 1  |  11am – 12pm


Water Stewardship
Presenters: Jordan Cheff, Cold Water 4 Clean Water
Date TBD   |   Time TBD


Presenters: Diana Mackay, Aga Khan University
THURSDAY, JUNE 3   |   4-5pm


Indigenous Water Knowledge; Jurisdictional Issues; Knowledge Systems
Presenters: Barbara Wall, Chanie Wenjack School
for Indigenous Studies
FRIDAY, JUNE 4    |   11am-12pm

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Credit Course

The Speaker Series also forms the foundation of a credit course through Algoma University. If you are not currently a student at Algoma University, you can apply here to take the course.

The course is part of our Level 1 of the Professional Lands Management Certification Program offered in partnership with the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association (NALMA).

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Geography, Geology and Land Stewardship Program

This program is ideal for students interested in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, climate change, environmental sustainability, research, and urban and regional development. The program is divided into four major thematic areas: physical geography, human geography, human-environmental geography, and geomatics.

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