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Galiano Conservancy Annual General Meeting

July 6 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ruth Waldick

This year, the GCA’s Annual General Meeting will be held on July 6th, 2024 at 1:30pm. The AGM is open to the public and all members in good standing can vote. (Please note that only members in good standing aged 16 or older and who reside on or own property on Galiano can vote on special resolutions). The AGM will be held at the Millard Learning Centre classroom at 10825 Porlier Pass Rd, Galiano Island, with the option to attend remotely (click to join the event remotely via Zoom).

Click to read the GCA’s 2023 Annual Report and 2023 Financial Statements or find both and those for previous years in the Knowledge Hub.

AGM Agenda

(link to detailed pdf version)

1:30PM – AGM Proceedings
  1. Welcome & Acknowledgement of Shared Territory
  2. Call to Order
  3. Approval of Agenda and 2023 AGM Minutes
  4. Chair’s Statement
  5. Financial Report
  6. Program Updates / Staff Reports
  7. Board Elections
  8. Special Business
2:45PM – Intermission
3:00PM – FEATURED SPEAKER: Ruth Waldick Ph D., Director Transition Salt Spring

Ruth Waldick

Ruth is an ecologist and climate impact researcher currently focusing on extreme weather and the implications that fire and drought have on our Coastal communities, and identifying strategies to reduce risk from such events. The title of this important and timely presentation is “Understanding and Mitigating Forest Fire Risks in the Gulf Islands: We are not the Mainland”

Ruth loved complexity even as a child; her first questions being about frogs – how did they transition from water to land? What happens when we change their ecosystem? How do we make sure we keep them healthy?  She continues to be driven by similar questions about change and how we can anticipate and reduce damage to natural systems. Her work with undergraduate and graduate students focuses on how best to apply science to support policy and land use management. In 2003, this focused heavily on looking into how Climate Change would influence socio-ecological systems. More recently, she helped incorporate climate adaptation considerations into the Salt Spring Island Climate Action Plan (2.0), and currently leads the Climate Adaptation Research Lab (CARL). Ruth is committed to reconciliation and protecting natural systems and is grateful to live and learn in the unceded territories of the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples, including the Quw’utsun and Tsawout First Nations.


July 6
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Millard Learning Centre, Galiano Island
10825 Porlier Pass road
Galiano Island, British Columbia V0N1P0 Canada
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