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Contemplating SHIFT 2021

As we enter our 4th year at SHIFT, we’ve been engaging in our own practice of adaptive learning. We’re asking ourselves how SHIFT can continue to be of greatest service to those working towards social transformation in the face of climate change, social inequities, systemic racism, economic instability, and food insecurity, all now compounded by an ongoing pandemic with wide-ranging political impacts.

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Climate change and public health outcomes: the time for collaborative action is now

With the consequences of a global average warming of 1°C already being experienced through more extreme weather events, rising sea levels, melting sea ice, and impacts to human health and well-being, we must act now and quickly to limit further warming. This call to action for rapid, widespread changes was the subject of a compelling report released by…

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Exciting first wave of speakers announced for Making the Links: Climate Change, Community Health and Resilience!

We are excited to announce that we have confirmed our first wave of presenters for Making the Links: Climate Change, Community Health and Resilience (November 5-6, 2018, Kelowna, BC) and have a great lineup so far! This symposium will be tackling a number of increasingly salient topics, including climate change and public health, equity and vulnerability, whole community resilience…

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