Annual General Meeting – June 12, 2021

The Galiano Conservancy Association invites you to join us virtually at 2pm on Saturday, June 12th for our 2021 Annual General Meeting. We are excited to welcome Dr. Tara Martin as this year’s guest speaker.  Please see Zoom details below to join.  Please review the detailed Agenda showing planned motions, 2020 GCA Annual Report and 2020 GCA Financial Statements as well as the 2020 AGM Minutes prior to the meeting.


2:00pm – AGM begins (Welcome, territorial acknowledgment, call to order, approval of agenda and 2020 AGM minutes)

2:15pm – Board reports, approval of GCA Financial Statements, Staff Reports / updates

2:30pm – Introduction to One Island, One Earth: An Ecological Footprint for Galiano Island project

2:40pm – Board Elections

  • Board members continuing (mid-term):  Avi Bryant  /  Stephanie Cairns  /  Julie Gardner
  • Board members resigning the board: Neil Friedenberg (not standing for re-election)  /  Colin Grier (stepped down September 2020)
  • Board members standing for re-election:  Risa Smith  /  Suzanne Fournier  /  Laurene Stefanyk  /  Pearl Roberts  (see board member bios here)
  • Members standing for election:  Sheila Anderson  /  Ian Chunn  (see candidate bios here)

3:00pm – Keynote speaker Dr Tara Martin presents: “Browsing down our natural heritage: impacts of hyperabundant deer populations and management options”

Dr. Tara Martin is a Professor of Conservation Decision Science in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia and the inaugural Liber Ero Chair in Conservation.  Tara is a pioneer in the field of conservation decision making – combining ecological data with decision science to bridge the gap between research and on-ground conservation action and policy. Her current research interests include prioritizing threat management for biodiversity conservation; climate adaptation and mitigation under global change; understanding shifting baselines and informing eco-cultural restoration; and making decisions under uncertainty. Tara is the recipient of The Nature Conservancy Professor in Practice Award, Thomson Reuters Citation & Innovation Award for her work in Climate change decision making and a Wilburforce Conservation Fellowship. She co-leads the Climate Adaptation theme within the IUCN Climate Change Specialist Group. Tara was born on Salt Spring Island and the focus of much of her team’s current work is on understanding cumulative impacts in the Salish Sea and using this information to inform conservation action. For more on her research visit – or email

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Time: Jun 12, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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