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The Clayoquot Alliance for Research, Education and Training

Date Published: 2002

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Dobell, R., S. Boychuck, K. Bannister, A. Morgan, S. Harron and G. Schreiber, 2002. "The Clayoquot Alliance for Research, Education and Training" in A Decade of Change: Shaping the Future. Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference of Coastal Communities. Port Alberni, BC: Coastal Community Network, 2002: 61-66.

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A major research and community engagement initiative in the Clayoquot Sound region is the “Clayoquot Alliance for Research, Education and Training”. This is a partnership of the University of Victoria and the communities of the Clayoquot Sound region, through the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust as a conduit. The partnership is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada under its Community-University Research Alliance program. Several projects are in progress or under development with community partners as key contributors. Some of these include: studies on sustainable resource management, creation of learning materials for Nuu-chah-nulth language training, extension of the Clayoquot archives for community access and use, expansion of the Long Beach Model Forest Society’s sustainable forestry research inventory and database to include human and ecosystem health. In addition, a major project to develop consensus on protocols and guidelines for community-based research with local community groups and the central region Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations is in progress under the guidance of a local working group. In this dialogue session, community and university representatives will provide an overview of the Clayoquot Alliance for Research, Education and Training and briefly describe some of the projects for discussion, feedback and identification of participatory opportunities.

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