Relaxing after a hard days work in a patch of Mt. Sutil’s Garry Oak Ecosystem

Learning and Working in Environmental Conservation: One Student Looks Back

Author: Katie Kushneryk, undergraduate student in UVic’s School of Environmental Studies Last autumn, in November 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in ES 470 Advanced Field Study: Community and Regional Coastal-Marine Conservation. As an undergraduate student at the University of Victoria pursuing a double major in Environmental Studies and Marine Biology, this field course […]

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Help Bats for Halloween

As Halloween approaches Images of scary, blood-sucking bats become common place in fall. This is the perfect time of year to join with the BC Community Bat Program, and the Little Brown Myotis Bat Project on Galiano Island to counter these bat myths and do something to help bats. “The conservation of bats in BC […]

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Annual Bat Count on Galiano Island

Volunteers for BC Bat Counts The Galiano Conservancy Association is seeking volunteers and bat colonies for the Annual Bat Count. This citizen-science initiative encourages residents to count bats at local roost sites. “Bat counts are a wonderful way for residents to get involved in collecting important scientific information” says biologist Mandy Kellner, coordinator of the […]

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UVic Environmental Studies at Millard Learning Centre

2017 Welcomes an Exciting UVic-GCA Partnership for Experiential Education and Collaborative Research

It may still be cold out for February in the Islands, but coming into the new year has also brought some very heart warming developments for post-secondary experiential education and collaborative research at the Galiano Conservancy which I would like to share. Over the years, the Galiano Conservancy has collaborated with various universities to host […]

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Ken Millard

The Extraordinary Life of Ken Millard

An Extraordinary Life and Legacy (1941-2015) We are sad to announce that Ken Millard died suddenly at home on the night of Sunday September 27, 2015. Celebration of Life – October 11th 2015 at the Learning Centre The memorial service in celebration of Ken’s life and legacy was held at the Learning Centre on October 11th. It was […]

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Thank You to Our Past Interns

The following is a list of our past student interns. Year Name Country Project 2004 Ian Sargeant Scotland Forest Restoration 2005 Nina Koele Holland Soil Chemistry Study/Forest  Restoration Monitoring 2005 Eva Meier Germany Biodiversity Monitoring 2005 Thea Wiesinger Germany Biodiversity Monitoring 2006 Klara Jansson Denmark Forest Restoration 2006 Sabine Luning Germany Great Beaver Swamp Management […]

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