Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel Review

In response to protests against logging of old growth forests in Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, the government of British Columbia appointed a Scientific Panel to develop guidelines for sustainable forest management and logging. On July 6, 1995 the Government of British Columbia accepted the report of the Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel (CSSP) and committed to working with companies, workers, and First Nations to ensure that the CSSP's recommendations were implemented in their entirety. The proposed research project is a review of the Panel's recommendations.

Impact on an Aging Workforce on Extended Health and Dental Benefits

Effective January 1st 2008 amendments were introduced to the BC Human Rights Code to extend the protection against age discrimination to those aged 65 and over. The amended Code effectively eliminated mandatory retirement age in BC. Even though the legislation continues to allow age-based distinctions under bona fide group or employee insurance plans; employers want to extend their benefit programs to those employees 65 and over that want to stay in the workforce.

Light Environment and Understory Response to Riparian Restoration of Lyell Island, Haida Gwaii

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, with Parks Canada, are undertaking a riparian restoration project on Lyell Island, Haida Gwaii.  On this island, Haida First Nation protests against old growth logging in 1984 led to the creation of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve.