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Inter-American Institute designs approaches to cross-border research

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research gathers researchers from across the Americas to collaborate on issues of shared interest. Photo courtesy of Gabriela Alonso Yanez and UToday

Recently the  Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research gathered at UCalgary and then at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) for a six-day seminar. Twenty-seven scientists and professionals from 15 countries from the Americas worked together to design research projects and to collaborate on issues of common interest.  Topics such as water management, social welfare, conservation, sustainable development, and public health are being discussed and researched within these countries, with an eye to developing solutions to the range of challenges faced by the citizens of those countries. (Excerpt was taken from Betty Rice's article at UToday). 

Read the full story here (UToday)

On October 5, the IAI and LARC worked together hosting a LARC Dialogues Series: "Throwing Away the Lab Coat." In the conversation, a group of expert guests explored how communicating science across fields, cultures, and borders helps us face global challenges today. Read more and watch the whole event here.