2017 Speaker

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Dr. Liette Vasseur
UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability & Professor, Brock University

Dr. Vasseur is a full professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Brock University where she is also a member of the Women and Gender Studies program and the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre. Since 2014, she holds the UNESCO Chair on Community Sustainability: from local to global at Brock. She currently leads the thematic group on Climate Change Adaptation of the Commission for Ecosystem Management of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Her research program is highly interdisciplinary and links issues such as community-based ecosystem management, climate change adaptation, and resilience and sustainable agriculture. Her community-research work with the City of Greater Sudbury led her to receive the Latornell Pioneers Award from Conservation Ontario in 2011. She has produced over one hundred publications and more than 200 presentations as a researcher. She also works in China, where she is a Minjiang Scholar at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University.