News January 30, 2015

Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series

(YELLOWKNIFE)  Friday, January 30, 2015 – The Legislative Library will host the next Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series on February 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly Building.  The evening’s presenter is Dr. Michael English, who will speak on “Assessing the potential impact of the annual snowpack on the Bathurst caribou herd”.  

Dr. Michael English is the Co-Director of Laurier's Cold Regions Research Centre and Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He has conducted his research in the Arctic and Subarctic since 1977.  Geographically, his research focused on the environment and ecology of the Slave River Delta, watershed hydrology and chemistry in Labrador, Axel Heiberg Island, and the upper Coppermine River basin at Daring Lake, and recently in the Taiga Shield near Yellowknife.

Questions and discussion will follow the presentation. Media and the public are welcome to attend.

Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series is a forum for a variety of speakers to present current ideas, science, traditional knowledge, and issues relevant to the Northwest Territories and beyond.  Ledge Talks will also showcase research done by GNWT employees – often with collaborating partners – who are making substantial contributions to the world’s understanding of the North. 

For more information, please contact:

Vera Raschke, Legislative Librarian
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
P: 867-669-2203 or toll-free 1-800-661-0784
F: 867-920-4735