Thurs. May 11th. - Danna Evans - "Culture, Tourism and Community Investment - City of Guelph"
The City of Guelph advances the growth of arts and culture through a variety of services and programs, management of cultural venues, and investment in the arts community. This includes Guelph Museums, River Run Centre, Sleeman Centre and others. Danna will talk about how Guelph goes about organizing events and in particular will cover Canada 150 and Guelph 190 Celebrations. Bio As General Manager of Culture, Tourism and Community Investment, Danna and her team manage the Sleeman Centre, Guelph Museums, River Run Centre, Farmers’ Market, Tourism, Local Immigration Partnership and Community Investment (Grants, subsidy’s) for the City of Guelph.
Danna has worked for the City of Guelph for almost 10 years; starting her career at the River Run Centre. Danna is proud to have worked as Front of House Supervisor, as well as the Facility Manager. Danna’s passion for Culture stems from performing arts and special event management.
An alumnus of The University of Waterloo, Danna got her start in theatre as an Equity Stage Manager, primarily working for Drayton Entertainment. In 2003, Danna moved from theatre production to theatre administration with the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, assisting event planning, technical relief and front of house.
Prior to coming to Guelph, Danna took on the challenge of Manager of Performing Arts at the Living Arts Centre; responsible for theatre operations as well as programming the Centre’s fifty-five performance season.
Danna is actively involved with Girl Guides of Canada as a Volunteer Leader with the Guide program.
Thurs. May 25th. - Dr Phillipe Van Cappellen - "The Global Water Crisis "
Presentation The availability and quality of fresh water is critical to both human health and the functioning of the world's essential ecosystems. However, the sustainability of the Earth's fresh water supply is being threatened by overuse and environmental stresses, such as climate change and pollution. To tackle these threats and ensure the future of our remaining fresh water, policy-makers need new approaches and tools for managing this vital resource.
Van Cappellen’s research is revolutionizing global strategies for managing water resources by revealing the range of effects that groundwater withdrawal, land use and climate change have on the chemical and ecological status of groundwater and surface water. It also allows policy-makers and stakeholders to make responsible decisions about water resource management that will balance the needs of human and ecosystem health.
Dr Van Cappellen is the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ecohydrology located at the Universary of Waterloo.My research focuses on the biogeochemistry of soils, sediments and aquatic ecosystems, the cycles of water, carbon, nutrients and metals, global change, geobiology, chemical hydrology, water-rock interactions and environmental modeling. At the University of Waterloo, I lead the research program in ecohydrology. Van Cappellen joined the University of Waterloo in 2011. He was previously the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Global Environmental Studies in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also a part-time professor in the department of earth sciences at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Van Cappellen holds a PhD in geochemistry from Yale University, and a master’s and bachelor’s degree in geology and mineralogy from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. 9:30 Refreshments 9:55 Meeting
Dr Phillipe Van Capellen
Future general meetings for June 2017 are on Thurs. June 8th., Thurs. June 22nd.
Activities & Events
Thursday May 4th. and May 18th. - Coffee Club - 10 to 11 a.m. Coffee / Breakfast at the Boathouse or the AirPark Café on 50 Skyway Drive at the Guelph Airport Contact Gary Luck, 519-836-2794, GL1742@hotmail.com