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General News · 29th April 2013
Noba Anderson
Join me for an ISLAND STUDIES conference May 10-12 on Gabriola

From May 10-12, I will be attending a conference titled “Island Studies: West Coast Canada & Beyond – By Islanders, About Islanders and Islands” at The Haven on Gabriola Island. Please see

Looking over their program, it is packed!! With so many excellent presenters and panels, one of which I will be presenting on ‘Island Governance’ with elected reps from the San Jaun Islands and the Islands Trust. For conference program presentation schedule and details see

I will be travelling down by vehicle and have room for you to join me. I may also have free accommodation to be able to extend.

Registration is $125 and optional meals are an additional $54. If you want to come and money is an issue, please don’t have it be. Contact me.

Regional Director, Noba Anderson, 935-0320,

Here is an excerpt from the Island Studies Website:
Calling all West Coast BC Islanders and other people interested in the study of islands. We invite you to participate in a conference/forum/dialogue on the complex range of environmental, sociocultural, and economic challenges that are the daily reality for island communities on the West Coast of Canada, in the US, and elsewhere. Through our invitation, we offer a place and time to study, think, discuss, disseminate, hope, vision, and explore islands on their and our terms.

We welcome participation from scholars, intellectuals, activists, leaders, and other individuals in private enterprise, government, and community organizations who:
• Have a passion for island communities and sustainability or the study of islands and islanders
• Want to learn from other island experiences and overcome the challenges associated with islands
• Wish to network with like-minded and island-focused individuals.

We are planning for a wide range of participation, with the conference featuring more than 80 presenters including three invited speakers, a panel discussion followed by a wine and cheese event, a reader’s theatre performance, and a Saturday music event.