Professors Les Lavkulich and Hans Schreier
Institute for Resources and Environment
will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on February 9, 2002 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.
Walkerton: Could it Happen Here? Need it Happen Here?
Dr. Lavkulich is Director of the Institute for Resources and Environment and the Sustainable Development Research Institute at UBC. His association with the Faculty of Graduate Studies has resulted in the development of the interdisciplinary graduate program in Resource Management and Environmental Studies. His research has focused on the role of particle surfaces in relation to processes resulting from human activities. He has developed protocols for mine reclamation in British Columbia including acid rock damage and he and his students have elucidated important soil processes in BC's coastal forests.
Dr. Schreier has focused his teaching and research on watershed analysis with particular reference to land use and water quality. His watershed research program in Nepal, sponsored largely by IDRC, is one of the longest collaborative third world projects in Canada. His research efforts have taken him to Asia (China, Vietnam, Bhutan, Philippines), the Middle East (Egypt) and South America (Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru). He has pioneered the application of multi-media CD-ROMs for workshop - educational ventures. He was awarded the 1996 IDRC award for "significant contributions to the world of science in the developing world".
Spring Program 2002
Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 16, Mar 23, Apr 6, Apr 13.