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Deepening the conservation conversation: Exploring the connection between biodiversity, wellbeing and inclusion

7 Questions: Perspectives on the future of parks and public spaces – A webinar series
Hosted: novembre 25, 2020

Biodiversity is a vital component of healthy life on earth, underpinning resilient ecosystems crucial to the sustainability of our urban environments.

But it’s not just about the environmental benefits– biodiversity is also critical for our minds and souls as city-dwellers.

In this webinar, we expand the boundaries of what we normally talk about when we talk about biodiversity and urban nature to include mental health and wellbeing, Indigenous land stewardship, inclusion, and draw out how these issues intersect. 


  • Nadha Hassen, Ph.D. Student and Vanier Scholar, Public Health Researcher, 
  • Don Carruthers Den Hoed, Senior Fellow and Manager at Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership (CPCIL), 
  • Jennifer Rae Pierce, Partnerships and Engagement Head, Urban Biodiversity Hub Ph.D. Candidate, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC, 
  • Joce Two Crows Tremblay, Earth Worker with the Indigenous Land Stewardship Circle. 

This webinar was moderated by Jake Tobin Garrett, Manager, Policy and Planning at Park People. 

Generously supported by

TD Ready Commitment
Metcalf Foundation