Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Past Centre Events

Constructed Wetlands and Surface Water Treatment

Wednesday April 26, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - Smithers, BC

About this presentation
When precipitation and surface water runoff come in contact with a log storage facility there is a potential for leachate to develop. The impact of leachate often produces poor water quality resulting in an impact on aquatic life. The development of a constructed wetland...

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Quantifying the Water Balance of Northeastern Boreal Watersheds, British Columbia

Wednesday April 12, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

This study aims to provide water balance of boreal watersheds of northeastern BC using the MIKE SHE hydrological model. More specifically, this study intends to quantify historical and regional water balances of two boreal watersheds—the Coles Lake and Tsea Lake...

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Birds in High Places: ecology and conservation value of northern mountains for avian biodiversity

Wednesday March 29, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

Mountains comprise about 50% of the BC and Yukon landbase, and one-third of birds breeding in North America use mountain habitats for at least one critical period of their annual life cycle. Birds have developed exceptional adaptions to live in these environmentally...

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Annual General Meeting | March 21, 2017

Tuesday March 21, 2017  5:30pm-8:30pm

THE RIVERHOUSE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, ASPEN INN - Smithers, BC

Join us for our 2017 AGM. The meeting will be held at the Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge, preceded by an informal social and dinner.

Click here to RSVP by March 14th. Read below for more information about this event.

A.  AGM NOTICE

Please be advised that Tuesday, March 21, 2017 is the date for...

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Human Groups as Evolving Organisms

Wednesday March 1, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

In this seminar, Richard Overstall continues the story from previous talks of how a complex, horizontal, bottom-up social order developed on what is now called the North Coast of British Columbia. Earlier presentations showed that the spatial and temporal patterns of...

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Ecosystem Interactions Along the North Coast of British Columbia

Wednesday February 15, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

Intertidal infaunal communities represent a powerful, but currently under-exploited tool with regards to environmental monitoring along the northern coast of British Columbia. Community assemblages (species presence/absence and densities) can be used to elucidate ecosystem...

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A Future for Whitebark Pine Ecosystems in Northern BC

Wednesday February 1, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (on the corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

It has been 10 years since the Bulkley Valley Research Centre began its research into the restoration of endangered whitebark pine in northern BC. It is time to celebrate achievements, reflect on challenges, and lay out a strategy to ensure a future for this unique tree...

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Water Sustainability Workshop

Wednesday December 14, 2016  - Thursday December 15, 2016

Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge - Smithers, BC

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

British Columbia’s history, identity, and future are inseparable from water; water is essential for the environment, for communities, and for a vibrant economy. This 2-day workshop aims to convene First Nations and Government managers and decision makers for focused discussions...

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Is the Drone Industry Poised to Take Off in the Natural Resource Sector?

Wednesday November 30, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (on the corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this seminar:

Larry McCulloch will reveal how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, might be used in natural resource management. He will provide a framework for understanding the potential, limitations, and exigencies involved in UAV use and showcase results from some of...

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Water Sustainability: National Impacts and Local Opportunities

Wednesday November 16, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (on the corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this seminar:

British Columbia’s history, identity, and future are inseparable from water. Water is essential for the environment, for communities, and for a vibrant economy. With a goal of seeing all waters in good ecological condition, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) embarked upon Canada’s...

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Research Resources from The Real Thing: the natural history of Ian McTaggart Cowan

Monday September 19, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (on the corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this seminar:

The Cowan Biography Project has brought 60 years of journals kept by Ian McTaggart Cowan to light. These now transcribed and digitized journals provide windows into pre-industrialized landscapes of British Columbia from the Ootsa, Peace and Kootenay Rivers and Mackenzie Delta...

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Modelling Spring Runoff in the Kiskatinaw River, British Columbia

Wednesday April 20, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - on the corner of First Avenue and King St. - Smithers, BC

Image: “Weatherisation at Blackhawk, within the Kiskatinaw River Basin.” 

About this seminar: 

Precipitation that falls as snow has important social, economic and ecological implications in cool temperate and subarctic regions. The amount of water that held within the snowpack is of particular...

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Annual General Meeting | March 14th, 2016

Monday March 14, 2016  5:30pm-8:30pm

THE RIVERHOUSE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, ASPEN INN - Smithers, BC

Join us for our 2016 AGM! The meeting will be held at The Riverhouse Restaurant & Lounge, Aspen Inn preceded by an informal social and dinner.

RSVP as soon as possible! See more information about the event below.

A.  AGM NOTICE

Please be advised that Monday, March 14, 2016 is the date for the...

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An Introduction to Human Rights Law in the Northern BC Context

Wednesday March 9, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - on the corner of First Avenue and King St. - Smithers, BC

About this seminar:

The term “human rights” is often used indiscriminately, to refer to what is moral, what ought to be. In the legal context, however, the term is defined more narrowly. While inspired by “morality”, in Canadian law, human rights are restricted to individuals who face...

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Richard Overstall: Sea lions, Salmon, Eulachon and Humans

Wednesday February 24, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - on the corner of First Avenue and King St, Smithers, BC. - Smithers, BC

Sea lions, Salmon, Eulachon and Humans: how a complex legal order emerged on the Northwest Coast two millennia ago.

About this seminar:

This seminar will explore the evolution of a complex indigenous legal order at the mouth of the Skeena and Nass rivers about two thousand years ago.  It will...

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Quantifying the Water Budget for a Northern Boreal Watershed: The Coles Lake Study

Wednesday February 10, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - on the corner of First Avenue and King St. - Smithers, B.C.

About this seminar: Northeastern British Columbia is undergoing rapid development for oil and gas extraction and this depends largely on subsurface hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which depends on the available freshwater.

The aim of this study is to characterize and quantify all components of...

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BVRC Holiday Social | Friday 11th December

Friday December 11, 2015  5:00pm-8:00pm

BVRC Office - Smithers, BC

As the social is an open house, there is no need to RSVP.  Feel free to pop in briefly, or come and stay a while!

The BVRC office is located at 3883 3rd Avenue, Smithers. For more information about this event call: 250-847-2827 or email: info@bvcentre.ca

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2015 Annual General Meeting

Thursday March 19, 2015  5:30pm-10:00pm

Riverhouse Restaurant & Lounge - Smithers

Please RSVP by Thursday, March 12, letting us know if you will be attending dinner and the meeting or meeting only, if you will be bringing a guest and your menu preferences (menu items can be found below). test

A.  AGM NOTICE

Please be advised that Thursday, March 19, 2015 is the date for the...

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The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society’s Urban Partnership Program Workshops

Wednesday March 18, 2015  11:00am-2:00pm

Moricetown Centennial Hall and Telkwa Community Hall - Moricetown and Telkwa BC

The Dze L K'ant Friendship Centre Society's Urban Partnership Program, in collaboration with the Bulkley Valley Research Centre, will be holding Community lunch and info sessions in Smithers, Moricetown and Telkwa.

Join us for lunch, share some of your ideas, and learn more about Social Enterprise...

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10-Year Anniversary Celebration

Monday February 25, 2013  8:45pm-10:00pm

Aspen Riverhouse Restaurant & Lounge - Smithers

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre hosts its 10th annual general meeting and celebrates a decade of facilitating independent, scientific research in the region on Feb. 25 at the Aspen Riverhouse in Smithers.

The event includes a dinner, short meeting, awards ceremony and anniversary celebration...

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Annual General Meeting (2012)

Monday February 25, 2013  6:00pm-10:00pm

Aspen Riverhouse Restaurant & Lounge - Smithers

A. AGM NOTICE

Please be advised that Monday, February 25, 2013, is the date for the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

The meeting will convene at 7:45 pm, preceded by an informal social and dinner at the Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge and followed by a 10-year anniversary celebration.

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Bulkley Valley Research Centre 10-year Anniversary

Friday November 16, 2012  5:00pm-9:00pm

Aspen Inn, The Riverhouse Lounge - Smithers

Come celebrate the Bulkley Valley Research Centre's 10-year anniversary, November 16, 5 p.m. at the Aspen Inn's Riverhouse Lounge. This is an informal gathering, following the wrap up of our Adding It All Up conference, to mark one decade of facilitating research in northwest B.C. See you there!...

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Annual General Meeting (2011)

Monday March 26, 2012  6:00pm-9:30pm

Aspen Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge - Smithers


On March 26, 2012, the Bulkley Valley Research Centre hosted over 50 members and guests at its annual general meeting, held at the Aspen Inn's Riverside Grill in Smithers. This annual gathering and awards ceremony recognizes individuals and research that have contributed to sustainability in...

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Happy Holidays Open House

Friday December 2, 2011  4:00pm-6:30pm

1188 Main Street - Smithers

Friday, December 2, 2011

4:00 - 6:30 pm

Refreshments & snacks will be served

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Smithers Bioblitz

Saturday July 30, 2011  12:00pm - Sunday July 31, 2011 12:00pm

Glacier Gulch and Twin Falls - Smithers


BIOBLITZ Schedule

Map of the BIOBLITZ area

 

What do you do at a BIOBLITZ? How does it work?

Good question.

A BIOBLITZ is a opportunity for the community to gather together to celebrate the diverse natural history of our region. We do this be scrambling around a designated area (Glacier...

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Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation - Round Table Discussion

Tuesday June 14, 2011  10:30am-1:30pm

Gathering Area, Northwest Community College, 3996 2nd Avenue - Smithers

In past years the Bulkley Valley Research Centre, local researchers, and the Northwest BC community at large, have benefited from partnerships with the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) on science-based studies related to wildlife and habitat.

In that light, and on behalf of the natural...

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Holiday Open House

Friday December 11, 2009  4:00pm-7:00pm

1188 Main Street - 4:00 pm Centre Office

Please join us for annual Open House. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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