AASHE Award Winner Webinar - Using a Design Competition to Expand Bee Habitat On and Off-Campus

AASHE Webinars

Webinar Recording and Presentation Materials are available in the Campus Sustainability Hub.

Webinar Date:
March 1, 2017, 3:00-4:00PM ET

Description: BEE / HOUSE / LAB was an international design competition at the University of Manitoba that resulted in innovative bee houses built, installed around campus and used for research. The reasons for the competition were to help bees in a time of rapid decline due to habitat loss and severe weather brought on by climate change. Partnerships were what made this project a success. In this webinar, you will learn more about the process of this project and see the winning designs. This project was the Winner of the 2016 AASHE Campus Sustainability Achievement Award).

Presenters:
Robert Currie, Professor, Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba
currie.jpgDr. Currie obtained a B.Sc. in Zoology (1979), and an M.Sc.(1982) and Ph.D.(1986) in Entomology from the University of Manitoba. He has been at the University of Manitoba since 1991, currently as Professor and Head of the Department of Entomology, in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. His research group focuses primarily on understanding the biology, physiology and behaviour of managed and native pollinators and the parasites, pathogens and other stressors that affect their survival and in developing ways to effectively manage these problems. He also teaches courses in entomology, beekeeping, pollination biology, insect pest management and general agriculture.

Jason Hare, FABLab Manager, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba
hare.jpg Jason Hare graduated with a Masters in Landscape Architecture in 2014 from the University of Manitoba. During his practicum he played a key role in establishing the digital fabrication lab (FABLab) in the Faculty of Architecture. With a deep curiosity towards methods of assembly and means of making, Jason now manages the FABLab and performs research relative the field of digital fabrication within the realm of Architecture and Design.