Stakeholder Engagement Sharing Session

Learn from your peers and shape future module offerings to meet your specific research needs!

genomics.entrepreneurship@UBC is pleased to present our Stakeholder Engagement Sharing Session, the first in a series of events in our Stakeholder Engagement Module. This event will kick-off the module, offering a chance to hear from your peers about engaging research partners, exploring how to better leverage these relationships, and offer input into future module sessions. Come and share your experiences or just back and listen to your peers! The session will be facilitated by public participation and engagement specialist, Gillian Aubie Vines.

In this participatory 3-hour working session, you will:

1. Share your personal and research team’s experience and goals concerning stakeholder engagement. Carol Ritland from SMarTForests will lead the sharing session with their project stories, and then others will be invited to share.

2. Hear what we learned from you about your stakeholder engagement opportunities and challenges during our summer interviews.

3. Directly Inform future module offerings. (We will design sessions that meet the needs expressed in this workshop!)

About the Facilitator

Gillian Aubie Vines, Principal of Pinna Sustainability Inc.

Gillian is a social geographer and planner holding a Masters degree in Cities, Space and Society from the London School of Economics, and has worked in Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico on issues of sustainability, social justice, behavior change, climate adaptation, and inclusion in the urban environment.  Gillian has significant research and project experience with government, non-governmental organizations, and academia.

Gillian has been involved in many projects that bridge science with planning and public awareness including climate change and adaptation plans, strategic sustainability plans, ‘State of the Environment’ reports, and sustainability needs assessment and implementation plans. Currently, a main component of her work involves designing and facilitating public and stakeholder consultation processes that engage communities in discussions around sustainable development. She is a registered member of the International Institute for Public Participation (IAP2), and is known for her innovative and creative approach to gaining access to hard to reach audiences, bringing energy to engagement events, and facilitating engagement on technical issues.

Before founding Pinna, Gillian worked locally with Stantec Consulting Ltd and The Sheltair Group, and abroad with LEAD International in London, UK. In addition to her consulting career, Gillian is a faculty member with the Geography Department at Langara College.


The agenda for this session is available here.


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