Wild Co-existence



Just announced!

This fall’s first Vegan Congress event “Wild Co-existence” with guest speakers followed by Q+A. Wednesday, October 15 at 11:30am-1:00pm, Emily Carr University, room 285D, Intersections Digital Studios

Human expansion and development is progressively encroaching on wildlife habitat causing animals to enter into and co-inhabit the city. This can cause tension between humans and animals. Guest speakers will talk about methods for peaceful coexistence with other animals in the environs of Vancouver. Their presentations will be followed by Q+A.
 >>Sara Dubois
As Chief Scientific Officer for the BC SPCA she directs provincial welfare science operations, education and advocacy projects. Sara has worked in a variety of roles with federal and provincial wildlife agencies, and non-profit organizations and is a Registered Professional Biologist.
>>Dave Shishkoff
Dave is Editor of the The Victoria Vegan, a project working to serve the vegan and animal activist population of Victoria and surrounding areas. Dave has been involved with campaigns to advocate for Oak Bay deer populations and the UVic Rabbits, and to Ban the Horse-Drawn Carriages. Recently, he’s also helped build a few ‘beaver deceiver’ devices with Fur Bearers Defenders.
 >>Dan Straker
Dan is the Urban Wildlife Coordinator for the Stanley Park Ecological Society and has coordinated the Co-Existing with Coyotes program, along with various urban wildlife projects in the City of Vancouver since 2011. The Co-Existing with Coyotes program was established in 2001 between various level of government and non-government agencies and is the longest serving education based program for managing coyote issues in North America.
About author
Julie Andreyev is an artist whose recent area of practice called Animal Lover, www.animallover.ca, explores animal creativity and communication through modes of interspecies collaboration and multi-species technologies. Her work has been shown around the world, and is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, and leads on the research project Wild Empathy.
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