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PFSRB Webinar – ClimateWest

March 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

In lieu of our annual conference, PFSRB is pleased to bring you a series of FREE monthly webinars featuring timely and relevant topics.

About this Event


Speakers: Jane Hilderman, Executive Director of ClimateWest and Dave Sauchyn, Director of Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative (PARC)

Meet ClimateWest, a new regional hub for climate services serving Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba that launched in January. Jane Hilderman, ClimateWest’s Executive Director, will speak more about ClimateWest’s mandate to provide timely and credible climate information, data, and adaptation guidance tailored to the Prairie region in order to build climate resilience. Jane will be joined by one of the founding partners of ClimateWest: the Prairie Adaptation Regional Collaborative (PARC) at the University of Regina. PARC’s Director Dr. Dave Sauchyn will summarize PARC’s latest water research, including work with EPCOR in Edmonton and the Saskatchewan Water Agency.

Jane Hilderman joined ClimateWest as its founding Executive Director, and launched the non-profit in January 2021. Jane holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto and a B.A. (Hons.) from Queen’s University in Political Studies. Jane grew up on a family farm in Alberta, and she is excited to be back to the Prairies and making a new home in Winnipeg. Prior to ClimateWest, Jane served as the Executive Director of the Toronto-based Samara Centre for Democracy, a national non-partisan think tank and charity focused on strengthening Canadian democracy and political participation.

Dave Sauchyn is the Director of the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative (PARC). For over 35 years, he has been a Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Regina. His research focuses on the climate and hydrology of the past millennium and how knowledge of the past can inform scenarios of future climate and water supplies. Dave also researches how planned adaptation can minimize the adverse impacts of climate change. Dave has given more than 350 invited talks on climate change, and co-authored about 150 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He recently served as lead author (for a second time) of the Prairie Chapter of the federal government’s national assessment process released in December 2020.

Sponsored by City of Saskatoon.


March 25, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin


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