Executive Council Office

Canadian Mountain Network—Yukon Initiating Group

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About the Canadian Mountain Network

The Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) is a voluntary alliance of numerous partners from universities, colleges, governments, community organizations, First Nations and businesses dedicated to the sustainability of mountain environments and communities across the country and around the world. It was established in 2016 and is in the early stages of establishing a forum for collaboratively addressing the diverse challenges facing mountain regions by harnessing existing capacities and seeking new resources. Over the next 18 months, the CMN will lead the preparation of a national Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) proposal. 

 Check out the Canadian Mountain Network Portal here


Yukon Initiating Group

The first step in establishing our network is to form initiating groups across the country to understand mountain research needs, expand network participation and create more opportunities for collaboration. Yukon has been a leader in the early planning stages of this initiative and the Yukon Initiating Group will provide a focal point for future involvement. 


Coming Events

Date Event Location  Contact
Monday October 31, 2016 Yukon IG Meeting #3: Themes (10am-noon). Download meeting agenda and information request. Yukon Research Centre, North Boardroom. Contact us for information on how to connect remotely. Fiona Schmiegelow, University of Alberta
Monday November 14, 2016 Yukon IG Meeting #4: Infrastructure and Research Data Management (10am-noon). Download the meeting agenda and information request. Yukon Research Centre, North Boardroom. Contact us for information on how to connect remotely. Aynslie Ogden Government of Yukon (Infrastructure) and James Dorion, University of Alberta (Research Data Management)
Monday November 28, 2016 Yukon IG Meeting #5: Highly Qualified Personnel (10am-noon). Download the meeting agenda and information request. Yukon Research Centre, North Boardroom. Contact us for information on how to connect remotely. Bronwyn Benkert, Yukon Research Centre
Friday January 13, 2017 Yukon IG Workshop (10am-3pm) Yukon Research Centre, North Boardroom. Contact us for information on how to connect remotely. Aynslie Ogden, Government of Yukon
December 9-11, 2016

Haines Junction Mountain Fest: International Mountain Day Celebration.

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Haines Junction, Yukon Elsabe Kloppers, Haines Junction Community Campus, Yukon College
Dec 11-17, 2016

International Mountain Day Festival 
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University of Alberta Christy Urban, Executive Director, Canadian Mountain Network


Haines Junction Mountain Festival

An exciting celebration of the UN's International Mountain Day is being held in Haines Junction December 9-11, 2016 at the St. Elias Convention Centre.

For more information visit the Haines Junction Mountain Festival website.


Network Development Workshop Proceedings


Yukon Initiating Group Members

Name Organization Title
Bronwyn Benkert Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College Manager, Northern Climate ExChange
Matthew Berry Edmonton Northern Partnership Manager
Ellen Bielawski University of Alberta and Yukon College Professor
Doug Clark University of Saskatchewan, School of Environment and Sustainability Centennial Chair and Associate Professor
Suzanne de La Barre Vancouver Island University Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, Umea University Department of Geography and Economic History, Yukon College Faculty, Research Associate. Adjunct Faculty
Shailyn Drukis

Canadian Committee for IUCN and Global Youth Biodiversity Network

Board of Directors and Co-Founder
Roger Epp UAlberta North Director
Kate Harris Freelance Writer
Gordon Hickey McGill University, Sustainable Futures Research Laboratory Associate Professor
Jill Johnstone University of Saskatchewan, Department of Biology Professor
Erin Light Government of Yukon, Water Resources Branch Program Advisor
James MacDonald Council of Yukon First Nations Manager, Natural Resources
Lisa Mahon Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service Boreal Landbird Biologist
Ellorie McKnight University of Alberta, Biological Sciences Department PhD Student
Kate Neville University of Toronto, Department of Political Science and School of the Environment Assistant Professor
Aynslie Ogden Government of Yukon, Executive Council Office Science Advisor
Christine Plante University of the Highlands & Islands, Sustainable Mountain Development MSc Candidate
Don Reid Wildlife Conservation Society Associate Conservation Zoologist         
Clint Sawicki Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College Interim VP Research
Michael Schmidt Arctic Institute of North America, Kluane Lake Research Station Science Coordinator
Fiona Schmiegelow University of Alberta and Yukon College Professor
Maxine White Yukon Invasive Species Council  Director
Sian Williams Arctic Institute of North America, Kluane Lake Research Station Station Manager
Bob Van Dijken Council of Yukon First Nations Director, Circumpolar Relations


Get involved! 

Contact us to discuss:

 

  • You and or your organization's interest to register to be part of the network
  • Your interest in volunteering to participate in the Yukon Initiating Group, network committees and or to help with other tasks.
  • Download the how to get involved form >>
  • Call (867-667-5431) or email us to discuss your interests

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Dr. Aynslie Ogden, Senior Science Advisor
Executive Council Office
Government of Yukon
Phone: 867.667.5431
Email: aynslie.ogden@gov.yk.ca

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2703 (A-16)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6