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Conference: Nov 12 2018: Welcome

2018 Our Nature, Our Health Conference In Review

Published On: November 12, 2018


The 2018 Conference on Our Parks, Our Health saw gains in attendance from the private and NGO sectors. CASIOPA had a record high in terms of the number of talks for a 2 day conference indicating the heightened interest in the topic, CASIOPA, and innovations in management science by academics and related personnel working as partners in Ontario’s parks and protected areas.  

Headlined by Dr. Bob Zarr and Dr. Ariana Sutton-Grier, their international and high profiles meant we had a stellar start to the conference. The contributed sessions by everyone from early career park professionals to health sciences professionals made this the most diverse and innovative conference yet!

The agenda, poster and presentations are below:

Casiopa 2018 Conference Schedule (docx)

Casiopa 2018 Conference Schedule (PDF)




Jakubec 1

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Terryberry & Wilkins


Van Der Leest et al.


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Our Nature, Our Health - Connections Between Protected Areas and Human Health

Traditional knowledge and growing scientific evidence recognizes the health benefits of nature. CASIOPA's "2018 Our Nature, Our Health: Connections Between Protected Areas and Human Health", is a conference that will introduce the connection between protected areas and human health, showcase current research, and examine policy developments. Professionals and students in both environmental and human health fields are invited to attend.

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