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Please note: this event has passed. The agenda from the 2020 Academy below is for reference only.
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Howie Harshaw

University of Alberta
Dr. Howie Harshaw is an associate professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation at the University of Alberta. He examines the human dimensions of natural resources, with an emphasis on outdoor recreation in an effort to understand the relationships people have with nature, and to investigate the interactions of resource development and quality of life. Howie integrates social science into the planning and management of natural resources and has worked regularly in interdisciplinary teams to provide theoretically-based empirical research contributions to broader landscape-based projects examining sustainability issues. Throughout his research, Howie has worked with communities, municipal, provincial, state and federal governments, and industry to better represent the views and attitudes of the public in policy and operational decisions. Working with these same groups, Howie has also helped raise the profile of outdoor recreation issues and concerns with regard to broader land-use planning initiatives and strategies.