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The Diversity in Biology Speaker Series: Weaving Knowledge Systems in Environmental Monitoring and Research
April 7 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
The Diversity in Biology Speaker Series invites you to attend a talk by Dr. Ally Menzies.
A major barrier to weaving knowledge systems in environmental monitoring and research is a general uncertainty of how to do so in practice. Developing approaches to environmental stewardship that truly respect multiple knowledge systems requires a deeper understanding of what it means to work together in a good way.
Dr. Menzies will discuss her work that provides guidance, case-studies and inspiration for other researchers and environmental professionals to weave Indigenous Knowledge and western science into their research, monitoring and management.
About the Speaker
Dr. Ally Menzies is a Métis scholar originally from Manitoba (Treaty 1 and Treaty 2 territory). She recently completed her PhD at McGill University, where she used animal-borne dataloggers to characterize physiological and behavioural responses of boreal mammals to fine-scale environmental variation. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the Wildlife, Indigenous Science, Ecology lab at the University of Guelph and works in partnership with Nature United and Indigenous groups across Canada to identify important Indigenous values to consider in environmental monitoring.