The Holistic Sustainable Development Network (HSDN) partnered with Dr. Robert Scott (Sustainable Resource Management Department, Grenfell Campus) and Raymond Cusson (Gros Morne Cooperating Association) in hosting a conference, “Biological, Social, Economic and Cultural Implications of Oil and Gas Exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence” on October 26-27, 2016.
Day one of the conference was held at Grenfell Campus. It featured presentations by guest speakers from the University of Quebec at Rimouski, Institut des sciences de la mer (ISMER), Gros Morne Cooperating Association, and faculty of Grenfell Campus and the Environmental Policy Institute. These sessions were followed by a student reception. The student reception featured three presentations and nine posters by students of the Master of Arts in Environmental Policy (MAEP) program at Grenfell Campus. Topics ranged from environmental ethics and human rights to planning strategies for food security.
Day two of the conference was held in Norris Point, NL. Guests, faculty, students, and community members came together at the Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital to discuss opportunities for collaboration in understanding potential impacts of oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The HSDN would like to extend our thanks to the Environmental Policy Institute, Navigate, and GO Engagement for making the student reception possible. As well, thank you to Dr. Robert Scott, Raymond Cusson, and all guest, faculty, and student contributors.