Catherine Febria in fieldCatherine Febria will present “Harnessing Diversity in Freshwater Restoration Science” on Wednesday, May 17.

Harnessing diversity in science subject of lecture

In the face of a global climate and biodiversity crisis, it is critical to mobilize science into actions that include stewardship, education, and policy, says Catherine Febria.

Canada Research Chair in Freshwater Restoration Ecology and director of the Healthy Headwaters Lab at the University of Windsor, she will explore ways in which diversity and inclusion are critical to advancing and accelerating inclusive solutions for a more sustainable planet in a free online lecture Wednesday, May 17.

“Diversity is a critical attribute of both ecological and social systems that can be a key lever to addressing and overcoming negative resilience mechanisms that cause delays and disappointment in restoration,” Dr. Febria says. “To this end I will discuss varied ways in which diversity is an important factor the creation of science teams as well as an attribute of social and ecological systems.”

Reflecting on the positionality of the lab as an interdisciplinary and community-engaged team, and Febria as a Filipina immigrant settler to Turtle Island/North America, “Harnessing Diversity in Freshwater Restoration Science” will be facilitated by education professor Shijing Xu and doctoral candidate Chenkai Chi.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. on the Microsoft Teams videoconference platform; register here to attend. Click here to join the session in Teams.