STUDY RESOURCES

2020

Blog

SERS blog story

A short story published on the blog of the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (University of Waterloo) discussing the importance of engaging with people in different and meaningful ways.​

January 8, 2020

Study Document
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Information letter - Music for the Spirit & Indigenous Art

Information and consent form for your of the Music for the Spirit & Indigenous Art program to participate in the research.

January 13, 2020

Study Document

Summary report (private) - Canadian Water Resources Association Workshop report

Report ​summarizing the talks, activities and discussions at the May 26, 2019 conference workshop (CWRA National Conference - Collingwood, ON).

January 18, 2020

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Photojournalism: a resource manual

Printed resource material provided to youth in the Music for the Spirit & Indigenous Arts program.  This manual accompanied a workshop presentation by Ann Alimi.​

January 20, 2020

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Summary of results: GAGL Feedback forms

A summary of findings from the 2019 Great Art for Great Lakes program (public questionnaires).​

February 9, 2020

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Artist information session presentation to Port Rowan

 

An overview of Lake Erie and a brief introduction to the Grand-Erie study (including Grand Expressions) and other research in the area.

March 19, 2019

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Grand Expressions Self-guided (virtual) Tour​ (v3)

 

Artwork and stories by Indigenous youth from Six Nations of the Grand River.  Themed around their individual and traditional relationships with water.​

Version 1: April 9, 2020

Version 2: August 3, 2020

Version 3: October 20, 2020

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Grand Expressions self-guided tour

University of Waterloo Water Institute features the Grand Expressions exhibit project on their website news.

April 15, 2020

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Two-eyed seeing and collaborative knowledge creation: Rethinking the design and implementation of freshwater monitoring and management

A presentation to the Environmental Studies Association of Canada (CONGRESS 2020) ​on collaborative research and knowledge creation.

June 1, 2020

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A monitoring-management framework considerate of cumulative effects for the lower Grand River and nearshore Lake Erie

 

Virtual poster presentation at the online Annual Science Meeting for Global Water Futures.  A PDF of the poster is linked via this photo/title and a video recording of the iPoster is here.  The transcript for the narration is linked here.

June 15, 2020

Web feature

Featured by the Courtenay Lab

A story featured by the Courtenay Lab (Dr. Simon Courtenay), School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo.​

August 19, 2020

Event

Visit us at THEMUSEUM!

THEMUSEUM in Kitchener is hosting the Grand Expressions virtual exhibit until the end of January 2021. ​ Click the image above to read the website description, or click here to read our related blog post.

August 25, 2020

Web feature

Featured by the Water Institute

 

The Water Institute​ promotes our presence at THEMUSEUM in its news feed.

August 31, 2020

Publication
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Comparison of freshwater monitoring approaches: strengths, opportunities, and recommendations

Strengths and weaknesses from nine water monitoring programs or frameworks are reviewed based on 22 criteria.​  Opportunities for improving monitoring and five recommendations are discussed.  This paper is viewable for free.

September 1, 2020

Study Document
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Summary of results: Grand Expressions Art Exhibit

A summary of findings from the 2020 Grand Expressions art exhibit/virtual tour.​

September 1, 2020

Presentation

A new approach and lessons learned: how co-creation, shared spaces, and diversity can improve water monitoring design

Part of the Lake Futures Webinar Series, Elaine presents the draft monitoring framework as well as lessons learned and challenges overcome in the co-creation process.  Click the video above to watch the webinar, or download the presentation slides here.  In addition, a one-page summary of the presentation can be accessed here.

September 16, 2020

E-news feature

Featured by Global Water Futures

 

The Global Water Futures ​initiative involves over 400 researchers (in addition to their networks) across Canada in the largest university-led water research initiative in history.  Grand Expressions was featured in their September e-news.

September 2, 2020

Web feature

Featured by University of Waterloo

 

Our research was highlighted on the University of Waterloo homepage banner (frontline).  We were the first thing people saw when they went to the university's website!​

September 18, 2020

Study Document
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Pre-workshop materials - framework breakdown

Part of the mandatory review package for participants of the ​October 5 end user workshop.

September 22, 2020

Study Document
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Pre-workshop materials - historical treaties backgrounder

Part of the mandatory review package for participants of the ​October 5 end user workshop.

September 22, 2020

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Pre-workshop materials - information and agenda

Part of the mandatory review package for participants of the ​October 5 end user workshop.

September 22, 2020

Presentation
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End user workshop slides​

Presentation slides used during the October 5 end user workshop.​

October 5, 2020

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Featured by the Canadian Water Resources Association

 

The CWRA publishes a feature story on Grand Expressions in the Fall 2020 edition of Water News.  The full issue is available to members only - register here.

October 16, 2020

Study Document
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Summary of results: End user workshop​

 

A summary of findings from the October 5, 2020 workshop (held virtually) in which potential end users reviewed and contributed to the redesign of the proposed monitoring framework.

October 20, 2020

Study Document

Summary of results: Key informant interviews

A summary of findings from interviews with water managers, scientists, researchers and other practitioners/experts.

November 1, 2020

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8th Annual Research and  Conservation conference slides​

 

Slides presented at the virtual conference hosted by Long Point Biosphere Reserve Foundation.​

November 6, 2020

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Riversymposium conference slides​

 

Slides presented at the first ever Virtual International Riversymposium.​

November 8-12, 2020

Magazine feature

Article in Water Canada

 

We have a story published in the November/December issue of Water Canada, titled ​Is your water management as diverse as your communities?  We highlight various aspects of this study and describe three approaches to consider for ensuring water management is meaningful to its diverse communities.

COMING SOON

2019

Poster (promo)
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PARTNER CONTENT - Event poster inviting artists to lead a workshop as part of the Great Art for Great Lakes series

General GAGL event promotion; region-specific posters (Norfolk, Six Nations and Haldimand County) were also produced/used.​

February 28, 2019

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Artist information session presentation to Norfolk County

 

An overview of Lake Erie, the Norfolk watershed and water system, and a brief introduction to the Grand-Erie study and other research in the area.

March 19, 2019

Study Document
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Information Letter - Great Art for Great Lakes workshops

Information about the Grand-Erie study and how Great Art for Great Lakes feedback questionnaires will be used in the research.

April 27, 2019

Study Document
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Questionnaire and Great Art for Great Lakes feedback form

Questionnaire used at GAGL events to collect feedback for our partner and data on public perspectives for the Grand-Erie study.​

April 27, 2019

Poster
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Monitoring in the Grand-Erie Interface: a framework in consideration of cumulative effects

Results of the ​monitoring review completed in November 2018 (improved and completed August 2019) as well as a review of exploratory results.  Presented at the Global Water Futures Annual Science Meeting at University of Saskatchewan.

May 16, 2019

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Workhop presented at the Canadian Water Resources Association National Conference

 

As part of participant observation, we partnered with another researcher to co-lead a workshop on engaging stakeholders and Indigenous rightsholders for water management purposes.

May 26, 2019

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Draft paper presented at the Canadian Water Resources Association National Conference

 

Discussed early results of the Grand-Erie study and approaches we are taking to ensure the more equitable d​esign of water monitoring, management and related shared spaces.

May 28, 2019

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A shared resource: Shared spaces, accessibility and collaboration in freshwater monitoring & management

Highlighted how the Grand-Erie study ​uses collaborative approaches to promote equitable practice in water research and management.

June 4, 2019

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Meaningful engagement and equity considerations in co-created research and action

Panel presentation for the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development at at the Congress 2019​ conference.  Presentation highlighted some challenges of academia for equitable research relationships, detailed lessons from multiple projects, and raised some guiding questions.

June 6, 2019

Study Document
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Information, Registration and Consent Letter - Photojournalism workshop

Information about the study for participants in the photojournalim workshop, followed by consent form and workshop registration.

June 9, 2019

Poster (promo)
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Event poster promoting the photojournalism workshop

Posted at various locations in Haldimand County.​

June 9, 2019

E-poster (promo)
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Online and email promotion for the photojournalism workshop

Sent out on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and through various email lists.

June 9, 2019

Study Document
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Photojournalism workshop booklet

 

What is photojournalism? How do I take a great photo? How do I submit an image to the photo competition? This booklet was used during the competition launch workshop.​

July 13, 2019

Journal feature

Opportunities for building climate resilience through watershed monitoring and reporting

Summary of our journal article featured in the Water Institute's (University of Waterloo)

WaterResearch issue 6.

Issue 6 - August 2019

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Video recording: ​Lacie's public workshop presentation

Public presentation during one of Lacie Williamson's workshops (part of Great Art for Great Lakes).

July 6, 2019

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Video recording: ​Suzanne and Holly's public workshop presentation

Public presentation during one of Suzanne and Holly's workshops (part of Great Art for Great Lakes).

August 14, 2019

Poster
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Monitoring in the Grand-Erie Interface: a framework in consideration of cumulative effects

Summarizing past results and future endeavors.  Presented to water managers at the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA)/Global Water Futures water managers meeting, at the GRCA Headquarters.

October 9, 2019

Presentation
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Connecting water monitoring and management in the lower Grand River and nearshore Lake Erie​

Presentation to the Water, Wastewater and Compliance group at Haldimand County.  I introduced my research ​to the group and discussed Haldimand's interest in participating in the co-creation and potential implementation of the final water monitoring framework.

October 25, 2019

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Addressing inclusivity and long-term social relevance of environmental monitoring, management and research​

Presentation to the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation 7th Annual Research & Conservation Conference.

November 8, 2019

2018

Presentation
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Rethinking the framework: consideration of cumulative effects in (bio)monitoring in the lower Grand River and nearshore Lake Erie

Presentation to the Grand River Fisheries Management Plan Implementation Committee.  The goal was to introduce the research to the Committee and discuss possibilities for the research to contribute to the Committee's current activities and decisions.  Also, consultation on the direction of the research occurred.

 

May 2, 2018

 Website feature

Graduate student represents clean water and sanitation during Sustainable Development Solutions Network Canada launch

University of Waterloo's Water Institute writes about Elaine representing the university at the launch of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for Canada.

May 7, 2018

 Website feature

Elaine Attends the High-level Political Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York

 

The Lake Futures group at University of Waterloo, part of Global Water Futures, writes about Elaine's involvement and intervention at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.

July 12, 2018

Publication
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Assessing current monitoring indicators and reporting for cumulative effects integration: A case study in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

Outcomes of our exploratory study in the Muskoka River Watershed (January to August 2016).  This paper is closed access (through library or other subscription only), though you can read the highlights and abstract free of charge.

August 12, 2018

Interview

Interview with Elaine Ho about Youth-Led Engagement, Water Quality, the UN SDGs and more!

Inaugural interview (38 minutes) with the EcoCast podcast.  Click the image above to ​listen to the podcast on EcoCast's website, or use the play button below.

 

October 21, 2018

EcoCast interview 2018.10.21.mp3
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Publication
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Criteria-based ranking (CBR): A comprehensive process for selecting and prioritizing monitoring indicators

 

A new approach to selecting and/or prioritizing monitoring indicators (e.g., what is being measured) that emerged from our exploratory study in the Muskoka River Watershed.  The process will be adapted/improved upon in the current Grand-Erie study.  This paper is freely-accessible by anyone (no subscription).

October 23, 2018

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Information and Consent Letter - Key Informant Interviews

Information about the study for Key Informant Interviews, followed by consent form.

October 29, 2018

Presentation

Video recording: ​Generation SDG Blueprint launch at Together 2018

The launch of a Blueprint for Canada to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (co-authored by Elaine) was recorded as part of the afternoon session on November 5.  The launch begins at 2:01:45 (Elaine's portion begins at 2:17:40).​

November 5, 2018

Poster
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Comparative review of freshwater monitoring approaches towards consideration of cumulative effects. 

 

Early outcomes of the initial​monitoring review completed in November 2018 (improved and completed August 2019).  Presented at McMaster University World Water Week conference.

November 20, 2018

Poster
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Comparative review of freshwater monitoring approaches towards consideration of cumulative effects. 

 

Early outcomes of the initial​monitoring review completed in November 2018 (improved and completed August 2019).  Presented at the Global Water Futures stakeholder meeting at University of Waterloo.

December 5, 2018

2016-2017 (exploratory study materials)

Presentation
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Preparing for climate change in Muskoka: Strengthening watershed monitoring and reporting in a changing future.

 

Workshop presentation sharing early outcomes ​of the exploratory study.  This presentation was used to lead the workshop activity that provided the rest of the study data.

August 5, 2016

Poster
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A Resilient Watershed: Applying an Integrative and Adaptive Approach to the Long-Term Management of the Muskoka Watershed

 

Poster with results from the exploratory study in Muskoka.  Presented at Muskoka Summit on the Environment – Solutions for a Warming World (‘Warming World Summit’) and at McMaster Water Week conference.

Muskoka: May 27, 2016

McMaster: October 28, 2016

Presentation
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Monitoring and Reporting in Canadian Watersheds: Recommendations from a Muskoka, Ontario Case Study

 

Lunch-and-learn presentation to South Nation Conservation to share results of our exploratory research in Muskoka.​

February 7, 2017

Poster
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Integrating water monitoring and management in Ontario, Canada

 

Poster with results from the exploratory study in Muskoka.  Presented at Ontario Climate Consortium and at ​Elsevier 4th International Water Research Conference: The Role of Water Technology Innovation in the Blue Economy.

OCC: May 11-12, 2017

Elsevier: September 12, 2017

This research is part of the nationwide Global Water Futures research initiative at University of Waterloo (Lake Futures group).  Global Water Futures is funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund in partnership with participating institutions.  The research is also supported by the University of Waterloo.
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