Activities

Outreach Activities

Ongoing Outreach Activities

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  • Brown Bag Lunch Solutions Forum Series 2020 Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality. Brock University. March 10, 2020. Organized as an event for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
  • Aspiring Ramsar Site for the Niagara River. Welland Library. March 3, 2020.
  • Ohnia:kara Aspiring Global Geopark: new opportunities for the Niagara. Welland Library. February 3, 2020.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Solutions Forum Series 2020 Sustainable Development Goal 2: Food security. February 6, 2020. Organized as an event for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
  • Baird, J., Plummer, R., Bullock, R., Dupont, D., Heinmiller, T., Jollineau, M., Kubik, W., Renzetti, S. and Vasseur, L. “Water in Niagara: How is it perceived and how should it be governed?” Environmental Sustainability Research Centre Research Café, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. February 8, 2017.
  • February 8, 2017: “Too much water or not enough?”
    Organized by the Chair in conjunction with the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, the event will featured guest speakers Dr. Julia Baird, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, and Dr. Blair Feltmate, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo; Intact Centre on Climate Adaption.
  • February 10, 2017: Organization of a discussion group on Women in Science at Brock University for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
  • October 24, 2016: “Water and its importance for Niagara”
    Organized by the Chair in conjunction with the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, this event discussed water and its importance in the Niagara Region. Guest speakers included Karl Dockstader, Niagara College alumni and representatives from Ontario Power Generation.
  • June 9, 2016: “Urban planning”
    Organized by the Chair in conjunction with the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, featuring guest speakers Dr. Pierre Filion, School of Planning, University of Waterloo Jo Flatt, Evergreen Cityworks Brian Dick & Greg Bowie, Region of Niagara.
  • May 17, 2016: “Chimney Swift in Niagara
    Organized by the Chair in conjunction with the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, and in Celebration of UNESCO’s World Bird Migration Day event introduced the public to the special Chimney swift bird. These birds have been sighted not only in downtown St Catharines, including the former Canada Hair Cloth Co. Limited, which is now the Brock University’s Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts but in many parts of Niagara.

March 21 was designated as the World Poetry Day by UNESCO. This contest is an annual event that invites students from Kindergarten to 12, college and university students and all members of the community to write poems on themes related to sustainability (in both French and English).

Every year, the poems submitted are published as an ebook to celebrate the accomplishments of community members and their creativity.

Learn more about the contest
View the 2021 E-Book
Watch the 2021 Poetry Day Celebration.
Watch the 2020 Poetry Day Celebration.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is an international, non-governmental organization that provides the World Heritage Committee with technical evaluations of natural heritage properties and, through its worldwide network of specialists, reports on the state of conservation of listed properties. With more than 1000 members, IUCN was established in 1948 and is located in Gland, Switzerland. The IUCN is considered to be the leading authority on the natural environment, providing scientific research and expertise to governments and civic groups.

Particularly noteworthy is the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species, which tracks the most comprehensive and authoritative inventory of Earth’s biological diversity and the risk of extinction of thousands of plant and animal species and subspecies.

Liette Vasseur is vice-chair for North America and Caribbean Region of IUCN’s 14-member steering committee of the Commission for Ecosystem Management. She oversees a portfolio of six of the 30 thematic and specialist groups of this Commission and leads the one on Ecosystem Governance.

Completed Outreach Activities

Woodlands of Sunset Long-term Care (LTC) Facility is located on Pelham St. in Welland, ON and is managed by the Niagara Region. What makes this LTC facility unique is that adjacent to it there are wetlands and forests on property which are also owned by the Region. In the spring of 2015, the then President of the Family Council, Roman Kruczynski approached ESRC to explore the possibility of a joint initiative with the university and especially the ESRC. This is a perfect example of the collaborative character of the UNESCO Chair, Liette Vasseur, where members and non-members of the ESRC, as well as community partners such as the NPCA (Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority) and Niagara College have come together to create community sustainability. Project is now completed.

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Training Activities

  • Vasseur, L. 2022. Water and sustainable agriculture. Brock University, SSAS 5P11 Water Management. February 11, 2022.
  • Vasseur, L. 2021. Éthique de la recherche avec les humains. For the IDRC project. Senegal and Burkina Faso (virtual). February 2021.
  • Vasseur, L. 2020. Bringing public engagement in landscape restoration: importance of ecosystem governance. Restoration Thematic Group of the Commission on Ecosystem Management of IUCN. March 13, 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Assessing ecosystem services in biosphere reserves : presentation of the tool. Canadian Biosphere Reserve Association. June 10, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. L’adaptation basée sur les écosystèmes : une solution plus durable pour faire face aux changements climatiques. Webinar for Res-Alliance. May 1st, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Water and sustainable agriculture. Brock University, SSAS 5P11 Water Management. October 19, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. UNESCO: presenting the organization and my Chair. Brock University, SSAS 5P01 Sustainability Science. October 17, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Helping the landscape: ideas for pest management. Institute of Applied Ecology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou. March 8, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. How Do Ecosystem Services Help Maintain Ecosystem and Human Health? Institute of Applied Ecology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou. February 11, 2017.
  • November 20, 2016: 
    Experimental designs, Institute of Applied Ecology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou.
  • October 10, 2016: 
    Landscape ecology: An introduction of basic concepts, Institute of Applied Ecology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou.

Conferences/ meetings

  • Vasseur, L. and M. Jones. 2021. From ecosystem governance to ecosystem-based adaptation: what should I say? Campus session. IUCN World Conservation Congress. September 5, 2021 (virtual).
  • Vasseur, L. and S. Edwards. 2021. Ecosystem approach as the cornerstone of our future. CEM Thematic session. IUCN World Conservation Congress. September 4, 2021 (virtual).
  • Cohen-Shacham, E., D. Sivadas, S. Medouar, D. A. Portugal and L. Vasseur. 2021.  Nature-based Solutions and Young Professionals – Perceptions and integration. Pavilion event. IUCN World Conservation Congress. September 5, 2021 (virtual).
  • Vasseur, L. and A. Andrade. 2021. Transforming Worldviews Through System Thinking. Transformations Conference 2021. Enabling Positive Tipping Points in an uncertain world. June 17, 2021.
  • Vasseur, L. and C. Daigle. 2021. Transforming Worldviews Through System Thinking. Transformations Conference 2021. Enabling Positive Tipping Points in an uncertain world. June 17, 2021.
  • Nelson, C, B. Walder, S. Edwards, J. Hallett, G. Gann, B. Blevins and L. Vasseur. 2021. Third Global Forum on Ecosystem Restoration. Session organized by Commission on Ecosystem Management of IUCN and Society of Ecological Restoration. International Conference on Ecological Restoration, Quebec City, Canada, June 21, 2021 (virtual).
  • Alain Webster, L. Vasseur, É. Deschênes, A.-Y. Parent. 2020. Responsible for the Theme: Changement climatique, écoresponsabilité et entreprenariat. Sommet international de l’éducation SIDE2020, Palais des congrès à Montréal, May 12-13, 2020 (postponed).
  • Vasseur, L. with C. Daigle as facilitator. 2019. Panel on Science: a human right. Celebration of Nations, St Catharines. September 8, 2019.
  • Daigle, C. with L. Vasseur as facilitator. 2019. Panel on Living in the Anthropocene. Celebration of Nations, St Catharines. September 8, 2019.
  • McDermott, L. and L. Vasseur. Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association Film Shorts – presentation and animation. Celebration of Nations, St Catharines. September 7, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. and B. Herrera. 2019. “Ecosystem based Approaches in a changing world: Contributions from the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management”. EuroParc, Hotel Jūrmala Spa, “Valdemārs” room, Riga, Latvia. September 27, 2019.
  • Nelson, C, B. Walder, S. Edwards, J. Hallett, G. Gann, I. Little and L. Vasseur. 2019. 2019 Global Forum on Landscape Restoration. Organized by Commission on Ecosystem Management of IUCN and Society of Ecological Restoration. Cape Town, South Africa, September 22, 2019.
  • Gurr, G., M. You and L. Vasseur. 2019. Symposium: Promoting biocontrol in small-holder agriculture. International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2020). Helsinki, Finland. March 2020 (accepted, postponed in 2021).
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Workshop on sustainable agriculture through cover cropping and agrominerals. OMAFRA, Vineland, ON. November 27 and December 3rd, 2017.
  • Nelson, C, Edwards, S., J. Hallett, G. Gann, D. Horning, B. Walder and L. Vasseur. 2017. Forum on Biodiversity and Forest Landscape Restoration. Organized jointly IUCN_CEM and Society for Ecological Restoration. Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort and Convention Centre, Foz Do Iguassu, Brazil. August 27, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Organization of the Commission for Ecosystem Management Workshop called “Governing Ecosystems to sustain development” at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawaii, September 4, 2016.
  • Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology Conference 2016. Chair. Ottawa, May 3-6, 2016. Read the conference report.
  • Practitioners Advisory Committee for the conference Adaptation Futures 2016, Rotterdam, Netherlands, May 9-13, 2016. Organized by Provia, the European Commission and the Ministry of Environment of the Netherlands (member of the partitionner committee).

Invited speaker

  • Vasseur, L. 2022. What is Nature-based Solutions, Introducing the Global Standard. Carbon sequestration through nature-based solutions. Researcher and Stakeholder Workshop. April 27, 2022.
  • Vasseur, L. 2022. The role of Higher Education Associations and/within Research Integrity. “Dialogues on learning research integrity” series, Horizon 2020 project Path2Integrity. April 7, 2022 (online).
  • Vasseur, L. 2022. Governance and Resilience and the relationships within adaptive systems and absence of regulatory policy needed to stop degradation. IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management Dialogue Series. March 18, 2022 (online).
  • Vasseur, L. 2022. Reconnecting students to nature: it is never too late. Keynote Speaker – International symposium Educational Pedagogies & Technologies for Sustainable Development 2022. India. January 24, 2022 (virtual).
  • Vasseur, L. 2021. Learning to appreciate other knowledges in research. GRAMSS (Graduate Math and Science students Seminar Series), Brock University. October 21, 2021 (virtual).
  • Vasseur, L. 2021. IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions. Coastal Resilience Advisory Council of the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Cities Initiatives. September 30, 2021 (virtual).
  • Vasseur, L. 2021. Developing ecosystem governance principles to sustain NbS. In Social agency and Indigenous people and local communities in NbS. 2021 WWF Nature-based Solutions training sessions. July 16, 2021 (virtual)
  • Vasseur, L. 2021. Importance of thinking about Nature-based Solutions in designing new landscapes. Opening remarks of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. May 12, 2021 (virtual)
  • Vasseur, L. 2021. We all share the same water. Keynote. Crossing Borders Conference. (virtual). March 27, 2021.
  • Vasseur, L. 2021. We are in this together. Workshop. Socialization schedule of the international research program “building a resilient future for the Andean paramo ecosystem of Ecuador”. (virtual). March 23, 2021.
  • Vasseur, L. 2021. Learning about community adaptation to climate change. Rotary Club Lincoln. (virtual) March 23, 2021.
  • Vasseur, L. 2021. Back to Basic? Bringing back children (and adults) to nature. Decolonization event “our children, and our relationship to our land and our food”. Human Rights and Equity Committee, Brock University. (virtual) January 12, 2021.
  • Vasseur, L. 2020. Transition of the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere and the  Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Invited lecture (virtual) in Jessica Blythe SSAS5P01 class. October 26, 2020
  • Vasseur, L. 2020. Introduction to the Open Science and the Decolonization of Knowledge. UNESCO Open Science Webinar Series for the Caribbean region (virtual). October 15, 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. Reflections on the trends in environmental science in the world. Saint Mary’s University 25th year of environmental science program (virtual). October 14, 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. 2020. Tools of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management for protected areas. The First Thursday of the Month Seminar series (virtual). Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership. October 1st, 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. 2020. Foreign workers: an essential service in Canadian agriculture and how to protect them. Forum on Farming workers in Canada under the COVID-19 pandemic (virtual between Canada and Caribbean). Canada-Caribbean Institute. April 30, 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. 2020. How to respond to climate crisis. King College, Western University, London. March 11, 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. 2020. Healthy Planet, Healthy People: A journey from local to global. Canada Caribbean Research Symposium (CCRS), Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. February 17 – 19, 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Great Lakes Sustainability including high water levels: Or should we say how to adapt to climate change. Ontario Institute of Agrologists – Niagara and Hamilton chapters. Vineland, Ontario. December 10, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Don’t forget anyone! The capacity of all to contribute.  Keynote speaker for the Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Council of Lifelong Learning (OCULL) – Bridging Troubled Waters: CE and Future Skills. Cambridge, Ontario. October 26, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. La gouvernance écosystémique : intégrer la conservation au développement durable. International Seminar “Culture and Nature”. Organisé par la Chaire UNESCO sur la diversité des expressions culturelles. Québec City, Sept. 12-13, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Assessing ecosystem services in Canadian biosphere reserves. EVAMAB Closing Workshop, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 13-17 May 2019. (invitation of MAB-UNESCO, Paris)
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Working with rural communities: from local to global. Algoma University Research and Innovation Colloquium. Sault Ste Marie, December 6, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. The Non-Linear Paths of Women in STEM: The Barriers in the Current System of Professional Training. Equity, Inclusion and the Future of STEM Learning Exploring the Intersection of SDG4 and Canada 2067. Canadian Commission for UNESCO [CCUNESCO] and Let’s Talk Science (by invitation). Ottawa, November 27, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Importance of ecosystem governance in rural-urban fringe: The case of the Town of Lincoln in Canada. Second World Forum on Ecosystem Governance (per invitation only), organized by the State Forest and Grassland Administration of China, IUCN and IUCN-CEM. Hangzhou, China. November 4, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change: developing sustainable solutions. VI International Seminar on Alternative Energy and the Environment and II Latin-american-Chinese Workshop on Clean Energy and Climate Change – ISAEE 2018. Galapagos Island, Ecuador. October 10, 2018 (on-line).
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Plant performance of plants exposed to Spanish River Carbonatite. University of Chapingo, Reference Centre for National Health, and SENASICA, Mexico City. September 25, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Community sustainability – UNESCO Chair at Brock. Workshop on learning to work together and launch the UNESCO Chair in biocultural diversity, sustainability, reconciliation and renewal. Saskatoon, August 29, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Keynote presentation “Climate Change in Coastal Canada: What happens when the weather is out of control and ice caps melt?”.  Gros Morne symposium on climate change, Gros Morne, Newfoundland. May 16, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Changing the agrosystem in China: a path for sustainability? Lakehead Research Week, Agrobiodiversity symposium. March 5, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Cover crop and agromineral amendments: for the health of the crops. Soil Health Innovations Workshop, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo. February 20, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Helping the soil through natural amendments: the case of agrominerals and cover crops. Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fuzhou, China. January 22, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. The case study of San Juan, Ecuador: bringing ecosystem governance for a more sustainable community. Environmental Sustainability Research Centre. Brock University. January 12, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Sustainable agriculture in China. Ontario Institute of Agrologists, Niagara and Hamilton Chapters. Stoney Creek. December 12, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. A life in biological or health sciences. Ridley College, St Catharines. December 2, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Contributing to the SDGs through international actions. Panel in the Brock University’s Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training on Saturday. Brock University. November 11th, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. and H. VanVolkenburg. 2017. How Do Ecosystem Services Help Maintain Ecosystem and Human Health? International workshop for the “111” Program. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. March 12, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Climate Change in Canada: What happens when the weather is out of control and ice caps melt? Burlington Third Age Learning (3ALB) group as part of their 11th series of lectures, focusing on Big Questions…Big Ideas…All Over the Map. Burlington Art Centre. March 9, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. How Do Ecosystem Services Help Maintain Ecosystem and Human Health? Global Health Forum. Brock University. February 11, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. How Do Ecosystem Services Help Maintain Ecosystem and Human Health? CatIQ’s Canadian Catastrophe Conference, Toronto, Ontario. February 1, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change leading towards sustainable solutions. Conference on resilience and climate change in Ecuador. Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador. December 8-12, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Restoring the agriculture landscape: from the ground up. Landscape management and ecosystem service delivery International Workshop. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, November 20-24, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. L’agriculture et les changements climatiques : votre nourriture favorite sera-t-elle toujours là? Virtual Researchers on Call (VROC), Partners in Research. October 25, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Climate change: what to expect in the Niagara? Federal Climate Change Consultation with Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre. Welland City Hall. September 30, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Planet at the crossroads, a recap of IUCN World Conservation Congress and the future prospects. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. October 8, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Intercropping: exploring its full potential. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. May 31, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. and H. VanVolkenburg. 2017. How Do Ecosystem Services Help Maintain Ecosystem and Human Health? International workshop for the “111” Program. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. March 12, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. (moderator). 2019. The Future of Research Excellence: A Conversation with Canada’s Granting Agencies. Panel Organized by: Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada Research Coordinating Committee Secretariat (CRCC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Speakers: Ted Hewitt, Alejandro Adem, Tammy Clifford, and Roseann O’Reilly Runte. Policy Conference, Ottawa. November 15, 2019.
  • 2019. Panel How Can Multiple Layers of Society Collaborate to Dismantle Barriers to Gender Equity in STEM? Chair: Eleanor Haine-Bennett. Speakers: Sandra Corbeil, Brittany Grimsdale, Liette Vasseur. Canadian Science Policy Conference, Ottawa. November 13, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Les parcours non linéaires des femmes en STIM : les obstacles du système actuel de formation professionnelle. Colloque 4 – La force motrice de la diversité. 87e congrès de l’ACFAS, 31 mai 2019 à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Excellence en recherche et le role des chercheures et chercheurs. Panel sur l’excellence en recherche et le role des scientistes. Espace Radio Canada, déjeuner causerie. 87e congrès de l’ACFAS, 30 mai 2019 à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Prise en compte du s/g en mobilisation des connaissances : quels constats et quels défis pour l’action? Table-ronde avec des actrices des milieux de pratique et des chercheuses. Colloque 10 « Mobilisation des connaissances et intégration des inégalités sociales et de genre : constats et défis en santé au travail et en santé environnementale ». 87e congrès de l’ACFAS, 29 mai 2019 à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Partager les connaissances scientifiques avec les communautés : qui est à éduquer? Colloque 623 – Vers la viabilité : actions novatrices et processus de construction de solutions (pensée design et plateformes numériques collaboratives). 87e congrès de l’ACFAS, 27 mai 2019 à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Mature women in non-linear paths in STEM education. CCUNESCO Symposium on SDG 4, 5, and 11. Ottawa. May 22, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Instruments of change – Perspectives at the international levels. The First North American Dialogue on Biocultural Diversity, Montreal, Canada. May 5-7, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Panel Session 3: WE Lead – Breaking Barriers for Women in Politics and Leadership. It’s Time WE Act: The 16th Annual Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Fall Forum. Shaw Centre, Ottawa. October 10, 2018
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Helping the agricultural landscape: talking of the soil first. Agroecology Field School and Research Summit. Ottawa. August 16-17, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Défis pour les femmes ayant des carriers non-linéaires dans les STEM. Wefla Conference, Holguin, Cuba. April 25, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Developing a vision of inclusiveness: global challenges at work and home. Panel entitled Best Practices: Global Perspectives on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in STEM.  Gender Summit 11, Embracing Pluralism and Thriving through Diversity – Shaping Science and Innovation. Montreal, Canada. November 6–8, 2017.
  • VanVolkenburg, H., Vasseur, L. “A Birding Event, the Chimney Swift is in Town!” Brock University Chimney Swift Project Kick-off. Mahtay Café, St. Catharines, Ontario, May 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. and S. Plante. 2017. Où est le capital social des communautés côtières lors de tempêtes? Symposium Comment faire du Québec un phare international en recherché maritime? ACFAS. McGill University, Montreal. May 10-12, 2017.
  • Fancy, D., T. McDonald, A. Dickinson, M. Head and L. Vasseur. 2017. Scientific and Posthumanist Perspectives on the Anthropocene. Environmental Sustainability Research Centre and Posthumanism Research Institute, Brock University. March 27, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Planet at the crossroads, a recap of IUCN World Conservation Congress and the future prospects. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. October 8, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Intercropping: exploring its full potential. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. May 31, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Nature-based solutions to climate change. Meeting of the Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to the Convention for Biological Diversity, Montréal. April 29, 2016. Invited by the European Commission.
  • Vasseur, L. and S. Plante. 2016. Transitioning the sustainability of coastal rural communities facing climate change – A complex story – Panel. International Rural Sociology Association Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto. August 10-14, 2016.
  • VanVolkenburg, H. and L. Vasseur. Responses of invertebrate communities in lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and radish (Raphanus sativus) monocultures and intercrop. International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2020). Helsinki, Finland. July 2021 (accepted)
  • Hughes, M. and L. Vasseur. Influence of hedgerows on plant and invertebrate diversity in Niagara vineyards. International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2020). Helsinki, Finland. July 2021 (accepted)
  • Zuklin, T. and L. Vasseur. 2019. Prerequisites for effective ecosystem governance: a view from CEM-IUCN. International Congress for Conservation Biology 2019. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. July 23, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. and L. Brown. 2019. An Analysis of Invasive Species Management in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada: Establishment of a Database to Improve Knowledge Sharing. Poster. Plant Canada, July 7-10, 2019. University of Guelph. (Poster)
  • Vasseur, L. and O. Groff. 2019. Precarity of American Water Willow (Justicia americana) in Ontario. Plant Canada, July 9, 2019.
  • Hughes, M, and L. Vasseur. 2019. Impact of perimeter plantings on vineyard ecology. Plant Canada July 9, 2019. University of Guelph.
  • VanVolkenburg, F. Guinel and L. Vasseur. 2019. Responses of various cover crop species to agromineral soil amendment over time. Plant Canada, July 8, 2019. University of Guelph.
  • VanVolkenburg, F. Guinel and L. Vasseur. 2019. Abiotic and biotic responses to cover crops and soil amendments in a vineyard. Plant Canada, July 8, 2019. University of Guelph. (Poster)
  • Christie, R., R. Honor, L. Vasseur and Guinel, F. 2019. Testing amendments and cover crops for improving soil health in vineyards. Plant Canada, July 8, 2019. University of Guelph. (Poster)
  • DeCock, M., B. May and L. Vasseur. Coastal adaptation to climate change: how to involve the community by looking at solutions through their eyes. MEOPAR Conference, Victoria, BC. June 12, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Combiner l’adaptation basée sur les écosystèmes avec la théorie du changement. Grand forum des communautés résilientes, l’heure est au bilan pour la Rés-Alliance, Quebec City, 5 juin 2019.
  • May, B., M. DeCock and L. Vasseur. 2019. Co-creating knowledge to increase social-ecological system resilience: The town of Lincoln, Ontario. ACCESS 2019 Conference, Halifax, May 4-6, 2019.
  • Hughes, M, and L. Vasseur. 2019. The role of perimeter plantings in vineyard ecology. Mapping New Knowledge Conference. Brock University. April 11, 2019.
  • Hughes, M, and L. Vasseur. 2019. The role of perimeter plantings in vineyard ecology. Grape Grower Spring Workshops, 2019 Niagara Meeting: Rittenhouse Hall, OMAFRA, (4890 Victoria Avenue N, Vineland Station), Friday April 5, 2019
  • Peng, L. L. Wang, L. Vasseur and M. You. 2019. Identification of Halloween genes and functional analysis of a potential target for pest management in Plutella xylostella. Eighth International Conference on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests. Shenhua, Tainan, Taiwan, March 4-8, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Ensuring the integration of women of all ages in post-secondary science education. 4th International Conference for World Balance. January 28-31. Jose Marti Project of International Solidarity. Havana, Cuba. Presentation in the “Taller interregional de Cátedras UNESCO y Cátedras Martianas”. January 31, 2019
  • Lin, M., G. Yang, L. Vasseur, G. M. Gurr, L. Shi and M. You. 2018. The wetting property of Empoasca onukii Matsuda and the potential impact on the pesticide application. Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences Conference, Fuzhou. November 11, 2018 (poster).
  • Lin, S., M. You and L. Vasseur. 2018. Higher taxa surrogate species to rapidly assess effects of Bt rice on spider assemblages. Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences Conference, Fuzhou. November 11, 2018 (poster).
  • Xia, X., G.M. Gurr, L. Vasseur and M. You. 2018. Metagenomic sequencing of diamondback moth gut microbiome unveils key holobiont adaptations for herbivory. Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences Conference, Fuzhou. November 11, 2018 (poster).
  • He, W., M. You, L. Vasseur, G, Yang, M. Xie, K. Cui, J. Bai, C. Liu, X. Li, X. Xu and S. Huang. 2018. Developmental and insecticide-resistant insights from the de novo assembled transcriptome of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences Conference, Fuzhou. November 11, 2018 (poster).
  • Rosero Obando, G.A., A. Paucar S., L. Vasseur and M. Echeverria. Evaluation of soil organic carbon in the paramo ecosystem of Chimborazo River micro-basin based on anthropogenic activities. VI International Seminar on Alternative Energy and the Environment and II Latin-american-Chinese Workshop on Clean Energy and Climate Change – ISAEE 2018. Galapagos Island, Ecuador. October 10-13, 2018.
  • VanVolkenburg, H., Vasseur, L., and Guinel, F. Understanding the influences of cover crops and agrominerals as soil management alternatives in vineyard’s diversity. Botany 2018, Rochester Civic Center, Rochester, Minnesota, 21-25 July 2018.
  • Hughes, M. and L. Vasseur. 2018. The role of perimeter plantings in vineyard ecology. Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution. University of Guelph. July 19, 2018.
  • Hughes, M., L. Vasseur and J. Willwerth. 2018. Landscape ecology of Falco sparverius (American kestrel). Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University. May 11, 2018.
  • Krueger, A., F. McCarthy, M. Schuler, P. M. Pilkington, K. Kornecki, C. Garner, L. Vasseur, R. Relyea, M. Katz and L. Eichler. 2018. A Dinoflagellate’s Journey Through the Water Column: Monitoring Water Quality in Lake George. 61st Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, International Association for Great Lakes Research, University of Toronto – Scarborough. June 18-22, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Returning to the Workforce. CCWESTT 2018 Conference, Edmonton. June 1st, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Ecosystem-based climate change adaptation and mitigation: learning and sharing among cultures. Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods International Conference, St Mary’s University, Halifax, NS May 30, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Ecosystem governance in biosphere reserves for better conservation and livelihoods. Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods International Conference, St Mary’s University, Halifax, NS May 30, 2018.
  • Christie, R., F. Guinel and L. Vasseur. 2018. The agromineral Spanish River Carbonatite, an alternative to chemical fertilizers? Laurier Research Day, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo. (1st Place Best Presentation (Graduate student)). April 8, 2018.
  • Krueger, A., F. McCarthy, M. Schuler, P. M. Pilkington, K. Kornecki, C. Garner, L. Vasseur, R. Relyea, M. Katz and L. Eichler. 2018. Dinoflagellates in Lake George: – From the water column to the lakebed. 2018 Geological Society of America Northeastern Section Meeting, Lake Champlain Exhibition Hall, Vermont, USA. Sunday, 18 March 2018.
  • Vasseur, L., M. Jones and A. Andrade. 2018. Understanding vulnerability from a social-ecological system perspective to enhance resilience for ecosystem-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction: finding a path of acceptance. Research Committees session “Climate Change’s Role in Disasters and Disaster Risk Reduction”, XIX International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology. Toronto. July 17, 2018.
  • Krueger, A. M., F.M. G. McCarthy, L. Vasseur, J.B. Hubeny, M.S. Schuler, and A. Paterson. A dinoflagellate’s sedimentary journey: from the water column to the lakebed. 11th International Conference on Modern and Fossil Dinoflagellates, Bordeaux University, Bordeaux, France, July 15, 2017.
  • VanVolkenburg, H., F.C. Guinel and L. Vasseur. 2017. Understanding multitrophic interactions in a vineyard Step:1. Canadian Botanical Association Annual Meeting, Wilfrid Laurier University. July 6, 2017.
  • Christie, R.V., L. Vasseur and F.C. Guinel. 2017. Microbial abundance and diversity as impacted by the agromineral, Spanish River Carbonatite. Canadian Botanical Association Annual Meeting, Wilfrid Laurier University. July 6, 2017.
  • VanVolkenburg, H., F.C. Guinel and L. Vasseur. 2017. Understanding multitrophic interactions in vineyards exposed to different diversification and alternative ecological systems. Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Conference, Queens University. May 22, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. What is ecosystem-based adaptation? Session on integrating cultural and social aspects in ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change. Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Montréal, May 26, 2017.
  • Archibald, E.R. 2017. Examining the responses of cover crops chicory (Cichorium intybus) and red clover (Trifolium pratense) to intercropping and agromineral amendment. Ontario Biology Day, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada. March 19, 2017.
  • Michkowski, A.L. 2017. Responses of alfalfa and oilseed radish in monoculture and intercrop to Spanish River carbonatite amendment. Ontario Biology Day, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada. March 19, 2017.
  • VanVolkenberg, H. 2017. Changes in yield and invertebrate communities in lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and radish (Raphanus sativus) monocultures and intercrop. Ontario Biology Day, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada. March 19, 2017.
  • VanVolkenberg, H. 2017. Understanding multitrophic interactions in vineyards exposed to different diversification and alternative ecological systems. Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. May 22, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. and S. Plante. 2016. Transitioning the sustainability of coastal rural communities facing climate change – A complex story – Panel. International Rural Sociology Association Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto. August 10-14, 2016.
  • Plante, S., L. Vasseur, C. Guenette and C.M. Janzen. 2016. Working with community, not for them! Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network. Meeting the Challenges of our Changing Ocean conference, Ottawa. September 27, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Expecting mother in a dangerous environment: is the support always there? INWES Regional Conference Europe 2016. Freising, Germany. November 4-6, 2016. Presented on November 5.
  • Sidhu, A. 2016. Understanding the diamondback moth performance in plant alternative cropping systems. Ontario Ecology, Evolution and Ethology Colloquium. Ryerson University, May 7, 2016.
  • Sidhu, A. 2016. Performance of the diamondback moth in plant alternative cropping systems. Canadian Society of Zoology Annual Meeting. University of Guelph. May 11, 2016.

Webinars

  • Vasseur, L. 2022. Exploring different cover crops to adapt to climate changes. (virtual). CCOVI Lecture Series. Brock University. March 14, 2022. Watch video
  • Vasseur, L. and T. Zuklin. 2021. Defining the principles of ecosystem governance. Sixth Dialogue of the Commission on Ecosystem Management of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. April 23, 2021 (virtual)
  • Vasseur, L. 2021. Ethics of publishing. (virtual). Graduate Seminar Series in Math and Science. Brock University. March 18, 2021.
  • Vasseur, L. 2021. Life after a PhD. (virtual) Science and Policy Exchange. February 18, 2021.
  • Vasseur, L. and J. Baker. 2021. Dialogue of Women in STEM, from life after a PhD to strategic orientations. (virtual). Brock University. February 11, 2021.
  • Vasseur, L., A. Necakov, C. Longboat and G. Forsythe. 2020. Dialogue on Open Science. Building Better Research Workshop Series. (virtual). December 15, 2020.
  • MadhavaRau, L., L. Vasseur and M. Francis. (order of presentations). 2020. Equity, diversity, and inclusion at Brock. Building Better Research Workshop Series. (virtual). December 9, 2020.
  • Andrade, A., E. Cohen-Shacham, C. Nelson, J. Siikamäki, L. Vasseur, P. McElwee, R. Murto and D. Hessenberger (order of presentations). 2020 IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions. Second Dialogue of the Commission on Ecosystem Management. November 17, 2020.
  • Fougères, D., A. Andrade, S. Maginnis, M. Jones, E. Cohen-Shacham, C. Nelson, D. Keith, E. Nicholson, L. Vasseur and P. McElwee. 2020. Transformative Conservation in Social-Ecological Systems. First Dialogue of the Commission on Ecosystem Management. November 3, 2020.
  • Andrade, A., C. Zambrana-Torrelio, A. Luis, L. Vasseur, A. Eagle, I. Convery, C. Nelson (order of presentations). 2020. Exploring Restoration, Rewilding, and Human Health. Restoration Thematic Group of the Commission on Ecosystem Management of IUCN Webinar Series. June 19, 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. 2020. Bringing public engagement in landscape restoration: importance of ecosystem governance. Restoration Thematic Group of the Commission on Ecosystem Management of IUCN Webinar Series. March 13, 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Assessing ecosystem services in biosphere reserves : presentation of the tool. Canadian Biosphere Reserve Association. June 10, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. L’adaptation basée sur les écosystèmes : une solution plus durable pour faire face aux changements climatiques. Webinar for Res-Alliance. May 1st, 2019.

Beyond Sustainability Hub on Clubhouse

SEPTEMBER 15: TWO EYED SEEING EMBRACING INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE

Two-Eyed Seeing (Etuaptmumk in Mi’kmaw) is a concept introduced by Mi’kmaw First Nation (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) Elders Albert and Murdena Marshallembraces “learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of mainstream knowledges and ways of knowing, as an alternative for merging western science and Indigenous Knowledge.

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SEPTEMBER 22: FROM SYSTEM THINKING TO TRANSFORMATIVE THINKING; READY?

We have discussed what system thinking is and how it shows that we cannot remain in silos and separate as most of the things we do are connected to something else. How can we now begin to embrace transformative thinking? What does it mean? What is transformation?

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SEPTEMBER 29: DO INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS SUPPORT TRANSFORMATION?

Through the United Nations and its system, countries have adopted hundreds of conventions, declarations and signed agreements such as the Paris Agreement, the Montreal Protocol, the Convention of Biological Diversity, etc. Now, after decades of signatures, are we further along a path for sustainability? Why are these pieces of paper still not working? Are there other alternative solutions?

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AUGUST 11: HOW OUR WORLDVIEW SHAPES OUR CHOICES

What is your view of the world?

Our views and perceptions have been formed by the way we have been raised, our culture, our environment, etc. A Western capitalist worldview is market and money driven so we ask is it the only way forward? Or are there more sustainable worldview that are closer to nature?

Let’s explore them together!

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AUGUST 18: WHY SDGS ARE NOT ENOUGH

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda and its sustainable development goals (SDGs). This agenda is for all countries in the world, not only the developing countries like the Millennium Development Goals. But what do countries really do as they have the right to pick and chose the SDGs that fit their interest? Why the SDGs remain a problem? Can we really achieve them worldwide by 2030?

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AUGUST 25: DOES EARTH HAVE A TIME LIMIT?

Are we close to the tipping point?

When we talk about planetary boundary, we often make connection with climate change and food security. Are they the only thing we need to worry about? What about water? Are we consuming more than we really need? And all these electronics with the need for rare elements… where are they coming from? Are they easy to extract and do we have sufficient quantity for the long term? What will happen over time ?

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SEPTEMBER 1: IS RETHINKING OUR CONNECTION TO NATURE JUST AN ILLUSION (PART 1)

With our current western world based on consumption and mainly urban life, people have become more and more disconnected with nature. Many have pushed to reconnect with nature to be more respectful of it and realize that many solutions can be found there. Some will state that watching videos about nature will suffice to reconnect while others will argue that there is a need to experience being with nature. What is the best solution? Is experiencing nature means automatically that people will be more respectful and conscious to protect our environment?

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SEPTEMBER 8: RETHINKING OUR CONNECTION TO NATURE (PART 2)

Finding solution, but probably not in the western world.

Other cultures then the western world have already started (or in fact continued) to work on being the stewards of the world and have developed solutions or practices that are based on a more viable way of life. It does  not mean to go back in time but to better understand our relationships with nature.

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