Roads to Research with Rick Kool


Please join us for a Roads to Research presentation with Rick Kool

  • Date: Wednesday, May 13
  • Time: noon to 1 p.m.
  • Location: Online in Collaborate (see below)

Do we live like we live on an island? Planning, governance, and the problem of sustainability on Vancouver Island

37 municipal governments, seven regional districts, more than 50 First Nations; those are the administrative structures that govern localities and regions on Vancouver Island. But who is thinking about Vancouver Island in its entirety? Sustainability thinking and practice has a great deal to do with scale, and an important scale consideration that seems to be missed is that represented by the 'blue boundary'; the fact that we are on an island in the ocean. At present, there seems to be no coherent means for thinking about sustainability on Vancouver Island as there is no governance structure for making island-based and island-relevant sustainability decisions.

To join

Please click on the Collaborate link below and do the following:

  • Please use Google Chrome or Firefox. Other browsers are not supported and may cause technical difficulties. (Exception: If you are using an iPad or iPhone, you will need to use Safari).
  • Please note that your mic and video will be automatically muted upon entry for this webinar-style, recorded presentation. We may unmute for the Q&A.
  • Most of the presentation will take place over 30 minutes; questions may go over.
  • Use this link.

Research Services gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the Research Support Fund (RSF) in the development of this initiative. The RSF is administered by the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat.

Roads to Research sessions are filmed. If you recently missed a presentation, check the RRU Roads to Research YouTube channel.