PROGRAM
2020 Virtual Conference PROGRAM

The conference registration package gives you full access to all 6 weeks of live digital conference presentations. Plus you will receive access to all recorded content for 3 months following the event!

Once you have registered you will receive an email at least 24 hours before each session with instructions on how to log in to the online event. 

SESSION 1

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

PANEL DISCUSSION:

LAKE HURON'S WATER LEVELS

PANEL DISCUSSION: 3pm - 5pm 

Moderator: 

 

Patrick Donnelly, Founder, Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

PANELISTS:

Lake Huron water levels: where they have been, where they are now and where they are going in the future 

Dr. Frank Seglenieks, Water Resources Engineer, Environment & Climate Change Canada

Drivers of Recent and Historical Water Level Variability Across the Great Lakes

Dr. Andrew Gronewold, Associate Professor, University of Michigan

 

Erosion: A necessary part of the coastal process

Stephen Jackson, Flood & Erosion Safety Services Coordinator, Maitland Valley Conservation Authority

Sand Beaches: Naturally Resilient, Managed or Not!

Dr. Mary-Louise Byrne, P.Geo., Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University

SESSION 2

TUESDAY, October 6

SPEAKER SERIES:

Lake Huron: Past Present & Future

SPEAKER SERIES: 6pm - 8pm 

SPEAKERS: 

The Rich Trade History of the Lake Huron Coast 

Jenna McGuire, Culture Keeper, Historic Saugeen Métis

Dark Matters on the Huron Shore

Tanya Berkers, Market Development Specialist, Ontario Parks

Hitting Lake Bottom: What do the underwater contours tell us about Lake Huron?

Patrick Donnelly, Founder, Coastal Science & Stewardship Advisor, Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

Canada’s plan for the safe, long term management of used nuclear fuel: Developing a community driven environmental monitoring program

Joanne JacykSection Manager, Environmental Assessment, Nuclear Waste Management Organization

SESSION 3

TUESDAY, October 13

SPEAKER SERIES:

Partnerships & Planning

SPEAKER SERIES: 1PM - 3PM 

SPEAKERS: 

Lake Huron Lakewide Action and Management Plan - LAMP 101

Paul A. Parete, Great Lakes Ecosystem Management Section, Strategic Policy Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Healthy Lake Huron, A Model for Improving Water Quality in the Great Lakes

Ted Briggs, Great Lakes Advisor, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Jacqui Empson-Laporte, Environmental Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Effective Ideas for Indigenous Community-Based Participation in Resource Management

Gary Pritchard, Manager, Environment & Climate Change, Cambium Aboriginal 

Lake Huron Forever: Two Shores, One Water

Samantha Nellis, Watershed Planner, Huron Pines

Barry Randall, Managing Director, Grey Bruce Sustainability Network

SESSION 4

TUESDAY, October 20

SPEAKER SERIES:

Biodiversity & Invasive Species

SPEAKER SERIES: 6pm - 8pm 

SPEAKERS: 

Preventing An Invasion…the New Reality. Invasive Species, Climate Change and the Work of the GLFC

Greg McClinchey, BA, MPM, Legislative Liaison, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Recognizing and Controlling Local Non-Native Invasive Plants

Lynn Short, Professor in Horticulture/Environmental Stewardship Coordinator, Humber College/ Humber Arboretum

Population losses of gulls, terns, and cormorants in Lake Huron after the regime shift of 2003-2004: consequences of the shift to a benthic-dominated large-lake ecosystem and loses of prey in the water column.

Dr. Jim P. Ludwig, Ecotoxicologist, Retired, Former owner of Ecological Research Services Inc. and Science, Ecological Research and Education Inc. Consulting Groups

Hog-nosed snakes and the function of coastal and nearshore systems

Marcus Maddalena, County Biologist / Stewardship Coordinator, County of Huron / Huron Stewardship Council

SESSION 5

TUESDAY, October 27

SPEAKER SERIES:

Lake Huron's Plastic Problem

SPEAKER SERIES: 6pm - 8pm 

SPEAKERS: 

Drummond Island to Penetanguishene: A Father/Daughter tandem SUP pilgrimage across Lake Huron for microplastics research

Scott & Acadia Parent, Explorer/ Photographer/ Standup Paddleboard Guide

Getting to the Bottom of Microplastics: The Persistence of Microplastics in Offshore Benthic Sediments of Lake Huron

Sara BelontzPhD Candidate, Department of Earth Sciences, Western University

A cleanup initiative: Seabins in the Great Lakes 

Cassandra Sherlock, Community Outreach and Research Specialist, U of T Trash Team

The Pollution of the Great Lakes with Plastic Pellets

Dr. Patricia Corcoran, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences, Western University

What Citizen Science Can Tell Us About Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes 

Tanya Otero, Assistant Manager, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

SESSION 6

TUESDAY, November 3

SPEAKER SERIES:

Protecting 20% of the world's freshwater - Water quality & restoration work on Lake Huron

SPEAKER SERIES: 1-3PM

SPEAKERS: 

The perplexing contrast between water quality concerns at the shoreline and the open waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay

Todd Howell, Great Lakes Ecologist, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

The unseen source: impact of groundwater-lake interactions on nutrient and fecal contaminants in nearshore waters

Dr. Clare Robinson, Associate Professor, Western University

Rehabilitating Coastal Habitat in Severn Sound

Michelle Hudolin, Wetlands & Habitat Biologist, Severn Sound Environmental Association

Together with Giigoonyag - Saugeen Ojibway Nation Fisheries Assessment Program

Ryan Lauzon, Fisheries Assessment Biologist, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

Alexander Duncan (MScF), Fisheries Research Coordinator, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
 

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