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Pre-Congress Student Workshop
Pre Congress Student Workshop: Communication, ethics and networking
May 8-9, 2010 - Clayoquot Field Station, Tofino, Canada
Please register for this workshop at the same time you register for the Congress. Registration is limited. Please contact Natasha Duarte should you encounter any difficulties registering for the workshop and/or Congress.
You must arrange accommodation separately, but we strongly encourage students attending the workshop to stay at the Clayoquot Field Station (for the workshop and throughout the Congress). Click here to see below for information on student accommodation at the Clayoquot Field Station.
Ethnobiological research draws on perspectives and methods from many disciplines. Regardless of the disciplinary approach, ethnobiologists are uniquely placed to broker understandings among scientific and Indigenous cultures and society as a whole. Ethnobiological research comes with a responsibility to understand the rights, responsibilities and opportunities associated with facilitating access to cultural knowledge and associated biological resources.
The broad goal of this workshop is to help foster a new generation of leaders within the discipline of Ethnobiology. The workshop will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous students for the opportunity to participate in seminars on key topics, share ideas, experiences and challenges, build relationships, and foster collaborations into the future.
Using the ISE Code of Ethics as an important reference point, and drawing on the Nuu-chah-nulth concept of Hishuk-ish tsa’walk meaning that all life is interconnected, the workshop will be divided into three main topics: 1) Methodologies in ethnobiology; 2) Ethnobiology around the world, and 3) Up-streaming and Down-streaming (where up-streaming is effectively communicating results beyond academic audiences, including politicians and policy-makers and down-streaming is giving back or communicating research results in meaningful ways to the communities we work in and with). Additional topics may include: information literacy, publishing, scientific networking, and fundraising. The workshop is intended to be highly interactive and participatory, and issues raised by students will help shape the focus.
A specific outcome anticipated from the workshop is creation of the first “Emerging Ethnobiologists International Network”, to be hosted by the ISE. This new network, intended for students and early career ethnobiologists, will assist in accessing a global pool of knowledge, developing comparative perspectives on key social, cultural and environmental issues, and promote collaborative research and other opportunities.
A full itinerary will be posted soon.
Students may stay at the Clayoquot Field Station for the workshop and throughout the Congress. Dormitory-style accommodation is available at $27 (Canadian) per night, and includes full access to the Field Station's facilities such as the kitchen, lounge, library, wireless internet, & coin-operated laundry.
The Clayoquot Field Station regrets that they cannot accommodate families or partners of registered graduate students. Accommodation is reserved solely for graduate students due to space limitations. Please click here for information on other accommodation in Tofino.
Please contact Natasha Duarte, ISE Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about reserving accommodation at the Clayoquot Field Station.