August 18th, 2010
RCEN Annual Member Awards Kick Off
Nominate a fellow member today! Based on members' suggestions, last year the RCEN formed an Awards Committee to create four categories of awards that recognize significant achievements from RCEN members.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to nominate fellow members that have worked hard, inspired, motivated and helped you and the Network achieve great things.
Biodiversity Hotspot #12: Canadian Insects Love Maple Syrup Too!
A recent study out of Prince Edward Island collected and identified insect species that met their demise in traditional maple sap collecting buckets. The researchers, surprised at the biodiversity they found, identified 28 species in total: 8 species of moths, 18 beetle species and 2 caddisfly species, most of which had never been recorded in PEI before! Read more
Deputy Minister Change at Environment Canada
This past July, Prime Minister Harper announced changes in the senior ranks of the public service. The RCEN welcomes the appointment of Paul Boothe, who now becomes Deputy Minister of the Environment. Ian Shugart, formerly Deputy Minister of the Environment, is now Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
This Week's Headlines:
JPAC Wants to Hear your Comments on the Proposed CEC Strategic Plan
CPAWS Launches Video Contest to Celebrate Canada’s Parks
Alternative Journal – The Canadian Environmental Education Directory
Delegate Selection - Agriculture Caucus Participation at the RCEN Conference
Environmental Defense – Sign on to Letter Opposing New Tar Sands Mine
Biokits: Nature and Biodiversity Observation Guides for Everyone
Environment Canada's Latest Indicator: Water Levels
Pembina Institute - Associate Director, Oil Sands
UQÀM - Professor, Environmental Economics
University of Ottawa - Research Director, Sustainable Prosperity
CUSO-VSO - Climate Change Advisor
More at jobs.rcen.ca
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