The Canadian Mountain Network wrapped up it’s 2017 University of Alberta Mountain Festival with a live stream to showcase the breadth of International Mountain Day celebrations across Canada.
On Thursday, we joined Dr. Colleen Skidmore and the University of Alberta Press for a fascinating discussion about the newest Mountain Cairns series book, Searching for Mary Schäffer: Women Wilderness Photography. Mary Schäffer was a photographer, writer, botanical painter, and mapmaker from Philadelphia. She was also well-known for her travels in the Canadian Rockies.
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) hosted a lovely conversation cafe at the University of Alberta to share thoughts, curiosities, and issues surrounding the protection the source of Edmonton’s water.
The Canadian Ice Core Archive (CICA) opened its doors to the public for a series of lectures and tours of the recently constructed storage and analytical facilities at the University of Alberta. As one of a handful of facilities of its kind in North America, this offered a rare, behind-the-scenes look into the world of glaciology and geochemistry.
The Canadian Mountain Network kicked off it’s 2017 International Mountain Day celebrations with a riveting presentation from the University of Alberta’s own Joseph Patrouch on the Prince-Bishops of Salzburg and the foundation of their economic power through control of natural resources such as salt, wood, and precious metals.