- Build a community based on mutual interest in what is happening and what will be next for the agricultural sector in Western Canada and beyond.
- Plant the seeds to create new and collaborative conversations and research solutions to the topics that matter most to the wider agricultural community and sector.
- Build future collaborations with community organizations, Indigenous groups, entrepreneurs and innovators, researchers, agri-producers and agri-businesses, as well as faculty members and researchers.
- Creating a network to do with not for.
- Acknowledging that we all have something to learn and something to teach.
- Commitment to approaching our work together in an open way, as we listen to others’ knowledge, expertise, wisdom and experiences.
Community holiday meet-up
Date/time- Dec. 13 at 11.30 a.m.
Interested in knowing how to participate in the network, opportunities to collaborate or to simply share ideas? Please join us for some casual conversations on the purpose/vision of the work, goals of the network and ways to get involved!
Join ISAN for a virtual holiday meet-up and the opportunity to meet the organizers and community.
Meet the organizers
UCalgary alumna Julia Loney, BA’10, LLM’15, joins ISAN with extensive experience in environmental issues in project development and government relations. A regulatory lawyer at McMillian LLP, Loney is also heavily involved in various community organizations and committees such as, the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery Volunteer Society, the St. Andrew-Caledonian Society and a board member of the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta.
Dr. Rudiger Tscherning
Associate professor at UCalgary's Faculty of Law, Dr. Rudiger Tscherning, PhD, is a graduate of the Institute for Comparative Law, Conflict of Laws and International Business Law at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and is a former research fellow of the Canadian Institute of Resources Law. Tscherning's research areas include Critical Infrastructure and Construction Law, Transportation of Energy and Commodities, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy and Nuclear Energy Law, The Conflict of Laws (Private International Law), and Climate Adaptation of Critical Energy Infrastructure.
Alyse Pearce is a knowledge engagement coordinator from UCalgary's Knowledge Engagement team. Pearce plays a key role in brokering partnerships between community and academic partners for research, and acts as a point of contact for external organizations looking to partner with UCalgary researchers. Her work also includes providing collaboration support for research partnerships and building capacity for Knowledge Engagement across campus.
As UCalgary's Office of Sustainability's coordinator of partnerships and events, Alana-Dawn Eirikson, MSW’18, brings with her a wide-range of experiences. She holds a master's degree in social work with a specialization in international and community development, and a Bachelor of Arts in international development with a focus in environmental sustainability.