Announcing the 5th BC Protected Areas Research Forum

December 5 - 7, 2016
Cadboro Commons, University of Victoria

The BC Protected Areas Research Forum (BCPARF) is a bi/tri-annual gathering of British Columbia (and neighbours) parks and protected areas managers and researchers from government, First Nations, academia (faculty and students), industry, non-govenrmental organizations and private sectors whom are involved and interested in the ecological and social dimensions of protected areas planning and management.

Call for presentations, research and management snappers, posters, workshops, and special sessions and side-meetings is now open with an online submission form. Submission deadline is September 15, 2016.

The conference program will start with our opening keynote on the evening of December 5 and end by approximately noon on December 7.

Registration will open late summer.

Conference venue will be at the University of Victoria in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.


Leanne Allison, Keynote Speaker

Leanne Allison is a filmmaker based in Canmore, Alberta. She has directed two award-winning documentaries with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Being Caribou, and Finding Farley are based on long epic personal journeys through remote wilderness areas in Canada. Each journey shapes the next, including her first foray into the world of interactive through Bear 71. Bear 71- (produced by the NFB) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival- New Frontier exhibit and won a Cannes Lion Creativity award. All Leanne's projects explore our connection to nature in the modern age.


Past Conference Programs and Presentations

December 2013 - TRU

December 2011 - UBC  (Abstracts)

December 2008 - UNBC - Closing the Loop  (Abstracts)

December 2006 - RRU - Fostering Connections (Abstracts)