The View from 2117 is a four-year project that aims to understand the impact of human actions on mountain ecosystems, specifically within the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region. (VIU photo)

The View from 2117 is a four-year project that aims to understand the impact of human actions on mountain ecosystems, specifically within the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region. (VIU photo)

VIU research institute to hold open house on stewardship and citizen science

Public is invited to attend free event March 16 in Qualicum Beach

Vancouver Island University’s Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute is inviting the public to attend an open house this week on research, stewardship and citizen science.

The open house will take place at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on Wednesday, March 16, from 2-8 p.m. It is a collaborative event between MABRRI and other stewardship and citizen science groups working in the region, showcasing research and initiatives that are taking place.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to learn about these initiatives through booths and presentations that will run throughout the event. This open house is a free event and people are welcome to drop by at their leisure.

The open house is funded by the Canadian Mountain Network as part of MABRRI’s View from 2117 project. The View from 2117 is a four-year project that aims to understand the impact of human actions on mountain ecosystems, specifically within the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region. Under this project, an interdisciplinary team has been working on five studies to answer the main research question: What are the ways in which individual and collective behaviour, population growth, regulatory regimes, and societal change have affected and will affect First Nations, mountain communities, and mountain environments over the next century? Results from this project will be shared at the open house.

As part of the View from 2117 project, a new ‘In Bloom’ community profile will be launched at the open house. A community profile showcases the health of a community through various well-being indicators, such as education, transportation, housing, income and workforce.

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To find out more, visit http://mabrri.viu.ca/regional-research-stewardship-and-citizen-science-open-house.

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