BRAES along with the ICER Institute is hosting the Okanagan Research Forum on December 3rd (see invitation attached). Please see the general information about the event, our amazing keynote presenter and the call for posters below:
Call for posters ORF 2018
“EATING THE OKANAGAN”
Exploring Change in our Local Food Systems
When: Monday, December 3rd. 2018
Time: 8:45 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Summerhill Winery, Ballroom. 4870 Chute Lake Dr. Kelowna
Cost: Students: $15, General Public $30 (includes: lunch with keynote presentation, refreshments and wine and cheese- posters session).
If you volunteer or present a poster registration cost will be waived, please contact Carolina for volunteer opportunities
Foods of Yesterday, Foods for Tomorrow, Indigenous Plants of the Okanagan Region and their Potential for the Future
Dr. Nancy Turner, University of Victoria
12 – 1:30 PM
More than 20 great speakers divided in 4 sessions on Land Access, Policy, Production and Consumption!
Call for Poster Presentations – Due date Nov. 19th
Purpose of posters session:
The purpose of this session is to allow Forum participants to share new and ongoing projects and
research outcomes. The poster session will be at Summerhill Winery and conclude the Forum.
Poster presenters are expected to bring their printed posters and handouts (if desired). The poster
session will take place Monday Dec. 3 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM accompanied with wine and cheese.
Attendees will browse among the posters and speak directly with the presenters during this time.
Thus, the poster session is intended to be informal and conversational.
Information & registration: https://okresearchforum.geolive.ca/
The winning poster will be awarded $300.00
Topics of interest examples:
Access to Land
The topics are meant to be broad and inclusive.
Other topics and research projects of relevance to the Okanagan region, in areas of sustainable food systems; local foods, food exchange, slow foods, regulation etc.
The suggested poster size is the standard (36 inches “tall” x 48 inches “wide” or 91.5 cm “tall” x
120 cm “wide”). Posters may be handmade or printed. Please note that only posters of
informative and technical-scientific style will be accepted! Posters must be in English. Please
send questions re the poster sizes to the forum coordinator at: Carolina.email@example.com
Each poster presenter may provide their own copies of an accompanying handout for
distribution (maximum 2 pages).
Posters Submission, Exhibition and Presentation
Anyone interested in participating with a poster at the event, should send a proposal to the Forum
Co-ordinator Carolina Restrepo-Tamayo at Carolina.firstname.lastname@example.org by November 19, 2018.
Proposals should include the names and affiliations of all authors, a poster title and abstract.
If you have any question or comment please don’t hesitate in contacting me,
Coordinator, Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystems Services (BRAES)
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
SCI 361, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Office: SCI 361 Phone: 250 807 9023
Web site: http://braes.ok.ubc.ca