The Resilience by Design Podcast
Climate Impacts: Wildfire

Climate Impacts: Wildfire

September 1, 2021

In this episode, I'm joined by Adam Dodd, a former member of the Alberta wildfire crew. Adam was on the front lines of some of the biggest wildfires on record. We talk about the insights from the front lines and factors increasing wildfire risk across the country, including climate change.  

 

Content warning: In this episode, we will be talking in-depth about wildfires. We are aware that many communities have been affected or are still being affected by wildfires. This episode includes discussions of firefighting techniques and reasons for increased fire risk in western Canada.

Climate Impacts Series: Flooding

Climate Impacts Series: Flooding

August 17, 2021

In this episode, I'm joined by Tamsin Lyle, the principal engineer at Ebbwater consulting.  Tamsin is a well-known thought leader on flood management and has been influential in risk reporting and emergency management strategies for some of the biggest watersheds across Canada. We discuss the impact of climate change on flood risk across Canada and what solutions are being developed by governments and citizens.

 

If you are interested in exploring the UK Homeowners Guide mentioned in this eppisode. 

The Communities Behind Climate Stories

The Communities Behind Climate Stories

August 4, 2021

In this episode, I am joined again by Stephanie Wood, a reporter from the narwhal, to discuss the importance of building strong reciprocal relationships with the communities behind each climate story. 

The Importance of Climate Stories with The Narwhal

The Importance of Climate Stories with The Narwhal

July 20, 2021

In this episode, Stephanie Wood, a reporter from the narwhal joins the podcast to talk about the importance of telling climate change stories. Stephanie has several in-depth articles covering various climate impacts, from forest fires to salmon populations. Stephanie has a unique talent for writing authentic stories of people and communities being impacted by climate change and the resulting solutions and work that these communities are undertaking.

 

To read some of the stories that Stephanie has worked on head over to the Narwhal: https://thenarwhal.ca/author/stephanie-wood/   

Creative Commons Creates Community ALN

Creative Commons Creates Community ALN

July 5, 2021

This is the final episode in our three-part series on open education. Vivian Forssman, Project Manager of the Adaptation Learning Network, discusses how open education and creative commons licencing allows the team at ALN to invite more people into climate adaptation. In addition, the courses and resources developed by the ALN and the partner institutes and instructors are helping to inform and enable climate adaptation locally in British Columbia and around the world. 

To explore the ALN courses and resources, visit the ALN website: 
https://adaptationlearningnetwork.com

or explore the open courses on Pressbooks in collaboration with BCcampus: 
https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/climatechangeadaptationfundamentals/

Explore other Creative Commons Stories:
https://creativecommons.org 

The Power of Open Education

The Power of Open Education

June 21, 2021

In this episode, we continue to explore open education and how it helps empower, educate and grow climate action. I am joined by three inspiring women at the forefront of the open education movement; Krista Lambert, Amanda Coolidge and Tanis Morgan. These three experts guide us through the world of open education and how it has evolved in British Columbia. 

 

To learn more about open education visit: 

https://bccampus.ca/projects/open-education/ 

To explore open education courses visit:

https://adaptationlearningnetwork.com/courses

Master of Arts in Climate Action Leadership Launch

Master of Arts in Climate Action Leadership Launch

June 8, 2021

On this episode, Dr. Robin Cox director of the Resilience by Design Lab, provides listeners with insight into the brand new Masters of Arts in Climate Action Leadership (MACAL) Degree at Royal Roads University. It is the first degree of its kind in Canada. MACAL is an open learning program designed to further develop capacity in climate change adaptation and mitigation fields. 

To find out more about MACAL or to follow the student's journey through the program, please visit the MACAL program website

Competency Framework Deep Dive Part 2

Competency Framework Deep Dive Part 2

May 25, 2021

This is the second episode in the two-part series that explores what competency frameworks are and how individuals and organizations utilize them across Canada and the world. Helping guide this episode's exploration is Steven Forth the co-founder of Ibbaka Performance which is focused on helping organizations accelerate growth by ensuring they have the skills they need to deliver value. One of the key tools that Ibbaka develops and utilizes is competency frameworks.

Check out the Ibbaka website to see what they have been working on. 

Be sure to check out the Climate Adaptation Competency Framework developed by the Adaptation Learning Network.  

 

Competency Framework Deep Dive Part 1

Competency Framework Deep Dive Part 1

April 20, 2021

This two-part series explores what competency frameworks are and how individuals and organizations utilize them across Canada and the world. Dennis Green, the founder of South Arm Training, joins this episode's conversation to help guide our exploration of competency frameworks. Dennis is a world-renowned chef turned training expert who recently helped develop the e-campus Ontario open competency tool kit. 

The E-campus Ontario open competency tool kit can be found here: https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=58147969-bd57-49ef-8e16-cb670cfec3a2  

The Climate Adaptation Competency Framework developed by the Adaptation Learning Network can be found here: https://adaptationlearningnetwork.com/climate-adaptation-competency-framework  

Natural Asset Management:  Working with Nature to Improve Our Communities

Natural Asset Management: Working with Nature to Improve Our Communities

April 5, 2021

In this episode, we explore natural asset management with Roy Brooke, the Executive Director of the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI). Roy shares how leading local governments are increasingly turning to natural asset management to improve service delivery, increase community resilience - and even save money. 

 

Roy Brooke will be facilitating the natural asset management course through the adaptation learning network. Follow this link to find out more information or to register:  https://alnportal.ca/course/natural-assets-management/ 

 

Adaptation Learning Network https://adaptationlearningnetwork.com

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