Classroom Speaker Series

Several times per term, an individual from a BRAES partner organization is invited to speak in a BRAES faculty member’s class. Refreshments are served after the lecture to facilitate exchange between members of the audience and the speaker. All BRAES members and any other interested persons are welcome to attend.

Speakers for the 2023-2024 calendar year will be soon announced, please see below previous years’ presenters.


2018-2019 Speakers

Enter the Incomappleux

Speaker: Dr. Craig Pettitt

January 18th


Salvage Logging and Habitat Creation with Woody Debris: To Conserve or Not

Dr. Tom Sullyvan

Jan 25th

2017- 2018 Speakers

Towards and improved forecast for Bidiversity under Climate Change

Speaker: Dr. Justin Travis, University of Aberdeen Scotland

July 20th

Fall 2016-2017 Speakers

Managing Forests for Water and Enhanced Climate Resilience

Speaker: Dr. Antonio del Campo

Visiting Professor, University of Valencia, Spain

Monday, Nov 28, 2016 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | EME 1202


Winter 2015-2016 Speakers

Forest Disturbance and Water Yield: Results of long-term research in the Thompson-Okanagan

Speaker: Dr. Rita Winkler

Forest Hydrologist, BC Ministry of FLNRO

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | SCI 337


Fall 2014-2015 Speakers

Speaker: Dr. Götz Kaufman, Research Associate at the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin, Thursday October 1, room and time TBA

Speaker: Louis Helbig, photographer, author and activist, Thursday October 1, 11:30 -12:30, Room TBA.

Fall 2014 Speakers

Speaker: Kelly Sherman, CEO ECORA  Local Forestry Consulting Company) Host Professor: Adam Wei Date: Wednesday, October 29th 9:30-10:30 AM Room: EME1151

Speaker: Nelson Jatel, Okanagan Basin Water Board  Host Professor: Lael Parrott  Date: Monday November 24th, 11:30-12:30am, Room: ARTS202

Winter 2014 Speakers

Speaker:  Dr. Denise Nielsen, Agriculture Canada Host Professor: Jason Pither in GEOG 370 Date: Wednesday,  March 5th 10:30 to 11:20 AM Room: SCI 103

Speaker:  Lucy Reiss, Environment Canada Specialist Host Professor: Ian Walker ENVI 550 Date: Thursday,  March 13th 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Room: ARTS 206

Speaker: Dr. Rita Winkler, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands  and Natural Resource Operations Host Professor: Adam Wei in EESC 313 Date: Tuesday, March 25th 2:30 to 4:00 PM Room: SCI 103

Fall 2013 Speakers

Margaret Bakelaar, Environmental Planner at the Regional District of the Central Okanagan, October 18th, 11:30-12:20pm, EME 1202.