Dr. Reed Noss

Dr. Reed Noss

Reed has been a conservation Biologist since the beginning of the field in the early 1980s, is a writer, photographer, and speaker, retired in 2017 as Provost's Distinguished Research Professor, Pegasus Professor, and Davis-Shine Professor at the University of Central Florida.[1][2] He is President and Chief Scientist for the Florida Institute for Conservation Science, Chief Science Advisor for the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative, and an editor for the Journal of Natural History Education and Experience.[3][4] Noss' published work consists of over 315 published or in press scientific articles, and eight published books, with two more books in preparation.

Dr. Andy MacKinnon

Dr. Andy MacKinnon

Andy is a forest ecologist who lives in Metchosin B.C. Until his retirement in 2015, he worked for the B.C. Forest Service for three decades, mostly on B.C.’s coast, where he was responsible for ecosystem classification and mapping and a program of forest ecology research focused on old growth structure and composition, effects of climate change, and B.C.’s native plants and fungi. Andy has also been involved in defining and implementing ecosystem-based management in Haida Gwaii and the Great Bear Rainforest. He has co-taught rainforest ecology field courses in Bamfield (for the University of Victoria) and Haida Gwaii (for UBC). Andy is co-author of six best-selling books about plants of western North America. He’s an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, and a Professional Forester and Professional Biologist in BC. Andy was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by Simon Fraser University in 2013.

Kelly Richardson    Advisory Board

Kelly Richardson Advisory Board

Kelly is recognized leading the new generation of artists working with digital technologies creating hyper-real, highly charged landscapes. She has been widely acclaimed in North America, Asia and Europe. Recent one person exhibitions include Dundee Contemporary ArtsSMoCACAG VancouverVOID Derry,  Naturhistorisches Museum Wien and a major survey at the Albright-Knox. Her work was selected for the Beijing, Busan, Canadian, Gwangju and  Montréal biennales, and major moving image exhibitions including the The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, USA). Her video installations have been included in the Toronto International Film Festival as part of Future Projections (2012), Sundance Film Festival in New Frontier (2011 and 2009) and in 2009, she was honoured as the featured artist at the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards.