Community-Partnered Research and Boundary Work

This video introduces Community-Partnered research and the Boundary Work approach used in Dr. Melanie Zurba’s Community-Engaged CoLab at Dalhousie University.

Ecological Grief and Community Responses to Environmental Loss in the Anthropocene

“Ecological grief” is a term used to identify the negative emotions associated with a changing ecosystem or climate. The language and rituals used by those experiencing ecological grief are insufficiently developed, as is the understanding of how climate change is transforming artistic practice and legacy. The following video explores ecological grief and community responses to environmental loss in the Anthropocene. 

Indigenous Bioenergy Partnerships in Canada

The rapidly expanding forest bioenergy sector in Canada promises to support low carbon energy options that also support economic development and Indigenous involvement. However, there is little empirical research conducted on Indigenous participation in forest bioenergy in Canada, which points to the need for a nuanced and reliable knowledge base to foster innovation in bioenergy that will contribute to community and economic development. This video highlights the work being done on Indigenous bioenergy partnerships in Canada by Dr. Ryan Bullock, Dr. Melanie Zurba and their team at The University of Winnipeg in partnership with the University of Alberta and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

Finding Common Ground Through Creativity

This is a video for the Finding Common Ground through Creativity community-based art project exploring the meaning of land

Phil Rist: Girringun Aboriginal Corporation to Canadian First Nations

This is a video taken in March 2010, which is an address from Philip Rist the Executive Officer of the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation. Here he discusses Girringun’s involvement in managing land and sea country, the achievements and challenges of the organization, and the desire to share learning outcomes with Canadian First Nations.