Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Items of Interest

Founding member profile: Jim Pojar

In 2002, the Bulkley Valley Research Centre was established as part of a local, grassroots effort to address the challenges of sustainability and community well-being during a time of rapid and unprecedented change. Fifteen years ago, the newly elected Gordon Campbell government was implementing...

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Project profile: Shared Histories

The Shared Histories project examines the history of relationships between Witsuwit'en and settlers in Smithers. While it is widely recognized that Smithers is on Witsuwit'en territory, the experiences of the Witsuwit'en in Smithers are not well known. While Witsuwit'en people have always been...

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Member profile: Pamela Wright

Pamela Wright lives and teaches at UNBC and resides near Prince George, but is slowly building a retirement home just outside of Smithers in the Call Lake area, which she retreats to throughout the year. She has been visiting friends and vacationing in the Bulkley Valley for 25 years and sees it as...

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Partner profile: World Wildlife Fund

In December 2016, WWF-Canada and the BVRC convened First Nations, multiple levels of government, and environmental NGOs at a two-day workshop to discuss water sustainability in the Skeena watershed. The workshop was spearheaded by Jeffrey Anderson, WWF-Canada's Senior Manager in the Skeena region,...

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Project profile: Skeena Knowledge Trust

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre is partnering with Skeena First Nations, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Province of British Columbia to design and establish the Skeena Knowledge Trust (SKT). The Trust was born from the need to know what salmon-related...

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The BVRC Encourages Scientific Curiosity at the 2016 Pacific Northwest Regional Science Fair

April 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

On Saturday April 9th, twelve students were presented with the Bulkley Valley Research Centre’s Special Effort Award at this year’s Pacific Northwest Regional Science Fair Awards Ceremony, which was held at the Northwest Community College in Smithers.

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BVRC 2016 AGM: Commemorating 10 Years of BVRC Awards

March 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

On Monday, March 14, the Bulkley Valley Research Centre (BVRC) welcomed 30 people to its annual general meeting at the Aspen Riverhouse. It was an eventful evening with the BVRC commemorating the 10-year anniversary of two of its major research awards: The...

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Member Profile: Erica Lilles

Erica Lilles is a long-time member of the BVRC.  She joined the BVRC in 2007 and since this time, Erica has worked on a wide range of projects at the Centre, as both project manager and researcher.

Erica is passionate about the outdoors and can barely remember a time when she wasn’t interested in...

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Project Profile: Kiskatinaw Flow Forecasting Project

The City of Dawson Creek has collaborated with many different entities in efforts to expand understanding and support watershed research within the Kiskatinaw watershed. The University of Northern British Columbia, Bulkley Valley Research Centre, the BC Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural...

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Free Wetlandkeepers Course | Smithers June 12-15th

Free Wetlandkeepers course offered in Smithers June 12-14, 2015.

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