Clarifications/follow up on the Montreal meeting
I have finally come around reading the minutes from the Montreal meeting in February 5 and I’d like to hear more regarding two points:
There are a couple of mentions about establishing formal collaborations with the Resilience Alliance. Great idea! I think that the RA produces terrific research and there are several areas of overlap between their work and eco-health. I have to admit that I’m biased because I’ve been trying to combine resilience concepts and ecohealth myself for a while... However, since there seems to be impetus gathering I would like to know more about who/when/where is this supposed to be happening (there was a mention of coordinating workshops?). Is this part of our immediate or our long-term planning? The timing is also exciting for me because I am trying to arrange an academic visit this summer at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and, of course, I would only be too happy to take this idea further. So whoever put the idea out there, let me know what your vision is and perhaps we can coordinate a bit.
I am also intrigued about the idea of creating a Canadian Chapter of IAEH. I am stepping down as Outreach Coordinator in IAEH because I am involved in some of the work in trying to coordinate all the CoPEHs and the IAEH, so this is interesting. Again, I think that I’m looking for clarification. What would be the purpose of the Canadian IAEH? How would it relate to the IAEH? What kind of organizational structure are we envisioning? And so on...
I would appreciate if someone could shed some more lights on these points and, of course, other people’s takes are welcome.