As part of its original and continuing education and community out-reach mandate, CPRC has, since 1974, organized, facilitated or partnered with other organizations in delivering numerous conferences, symposia workshops, lectures, meetings and seminars.
Balancing Conservation and Development Planning in Saskatchewan, Regina, SK
Workshop for Research Development and Innovation, Chilean Embassy, Ottawa, ON
Adaptation to Climate Change in the Canadian Plains Symposium, Regina, SK
International Perspectives on Governance: Accomplishments, Challenges and Evolving Research Agenda Conference. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Canadian Water Research Association, 60th Conference, Gimli, Manitoba
Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Vancouver, BC
Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Vancouver, BC
Canadian Water Research Association, 60th Conference, Saskatoon, SK
Taller on Cambio Climatico e Instituciones, Comision Nacional del Medio Ambiente, Chile
Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Canadian Agriculture: Impacts and Capacity (Edmonton, AB)
National Workshop on Assessing Biodiversity on Agricultural Lands (Toronto, ON)
1st North American Workshop on Capacity Building for Biodiversity Conservation: monitoring of species, spaces and common threats (Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico)
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada Research Colloquium (Ottawa, ON)
National Conference on Teaching, Learning and Communicating the History of Canada: New Frontiers in Our History: 100 Years of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Confederation. Association of Canadian Studies (Edmonton AB)
Managing Changing Prairie Landscapes: Plain As The Eye Can See Conference
Aboriginal People and the Prairies: Plain As The Eye Can See.
Monitoring for Ecosystem Health Conference
Plain as the Eye Can See
Social Cohesion Workshop with delegates from Costa Rica, Zimbabwe, Ottawa & Regina
Saskatchewan Research Council Urban and Rural Community adaptations to climate change Workshop
Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) Annual Conference
Woodrow Lloyd Lecture by Freda Paltiel: "Healthy Public Policy: A Gendered Approach to Health Protection and Promotion"
Canada National Parks
Constitutional Options for Quebec and the Prairie Region of Canada Conference
"Caring for Home Place: Protected Areas and Landscape Ecology" Conference
Woodrow Lloyd Lectures dealing with issues related to Quebec 's continued involvement with Canada and implications for the prairies
Prairie Dog Workshop
SK Encyclopedia Workshop
Dr. Donald Lemmen, Using Multimedia to Bring Research to Educators and Students Seminor
Symposium on the impact of the 1995 federal budget on government plans to redesign and restructure the national public service.
Tea honouring Twenty-five farmer-inventors—all were associated with the development of the disk plow
2nd Interprovincial Soil and Water Conservation Planning Workshop
Prairie and Western Canadian Integration Workshop
The Work Group on Glacial Tectonics Workshop
The Fifth Canadian Conference on Health Economics
Workshop on Research in National Parks
Conference on the constitutional future of the prairie and Atlantic Canada regions
National conference on the economic prospects and constitutional future of the Atlantic and prairie regions of Canada
Conference on the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to the management of agricultural land
Symposium on the history, geography and political economy of the Canadian Plains.
Public meeting on the On-To-Ottawa Trek and the Regina Riot of 1935.
Literary Symposium at Fort San, Echo Valley
Conference on the Regina Riot and On-To-Ottawa Trek of 1935
Lecture tour by Lady Naomi Mitchison, CBE, Scottish novelist, playwright, poet and essayist
Lecture given by Mr. Zhu Zhao-Htia, senior scientist at the Chinese Academy of Forestry. 1985 recipient of the Man of Trees Award
Public workshop led by Dr. Wes Jackson, founder and co-director of The Land Institute at Saline, Kansas, U.S. The subject was the possibility of developing an alternative, sustainable agriculture on the prairies
Prairie regional conference on racial justice
Conference on the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion and the Spanish Civil War - the special contribution made by men and women from the Canadian prairies and western Canada
Public lecture, The High Cost of Ignoring History - delivered by the Honourable Grant MacEwan of Alberta
Workshop on the Saskatchewan Labour Market: Issues, Policies, and Opportunities for Change
New Technology: Challenge and Change in the Prairie Labour Market
History of Democratic Socialism in Canada Conference
Aquatic researchers from the prairie provinces and northern plains states
Institute/Workshop, Sturgis Teachers Association - on Plains topics
CPRC was one of twelve agencies in Canada invited to attend a meeting at Stanley House in the Gaspe Peninsula to formally discuss the UNESCO proposal for a joint European study on cultural development of rural areas
Panel discussion, Obstacles to education in museums and galleries and ways and means by which they have been overcome
Prairie Publishers Group
Grassland Studies in the Plains Seminar
Human Resource Planning in western Canada Seminar
Founding meeting of the Prairie Publishers Group.
Pesticide Residue Analysts (W. Canada), annual meeting
Canadian-American Dialogue. Plenary sessions discussed grain transportation and marketing, regional trade patterns, tourism and problems faced by small, rural communities
Plains Aquatic Research (University of Calgary)
China-Canada Trade - Examined the history, current status and prospects of the China-Canada trade relationship
Ethnic Research Section - Mennonites in Crises
Heavy Oil Development in the Prairies: Lloydminster
Social Scientists in Western Canada
Canada West Foundation Study on Water
Regional Literature - three-day conference examining the various aspects and values of regional literature.
Energy & Community Planning in the Prairies Conference
Land Reclamation in the Prairies Conference, Annual Meeting of CLIZA
Plains Aquatic Research Conference
Lecture, Ethnic Research Section Jewish Settlements & Folklore
The On-To-Ottawa Trek: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War Seminar
Prairie Justice Research Workshop
Workshop, Directors of Canadian Studies Programs in Canada, 31 persons from across Canada attended
Lecture, Development of Ideas About the Great Plains Region
MOSST: Prairie Workshop on the Conserver Society Workshop
Geography of the Prairies Conference, Annual Meeting, Canadian Association of Geographers
Nature & Change on the Canadian Plains Conference, Annual Meeting of Canadian Nature Federation
Chemicals & Agriculture on the Prairies Conference
Human Scale Alternatives Conference - E.F. Schumacher and George McRobie, co-founders of the Intermediate Technology Development Group (London, England) participated
Consultation on Plains Demography – meeting attended by more than 30 demographers from the prairies and Ottawa
American Indian Nations Public Seminar
Wind Energy Symposium (Saskatoon & Regina)
Solar Energy (Saskatoon & Regina)
Culture, Education, and Ethnic Canadians - Designed to draw attention to ethnic research and to bring members of various Saskatchewan ethno-cultural groups together with academics from across Canada
Ethnic Research Section - Selected Ethnic Groups in the Prairies - French & Finns
Plains Cree Conference
Oral History Techniques Institute/Workshop
Ethnic Research Section - Selected Ethnic Groups in the Prairies - Romanians and Germans
Crown Land Use Studies Meetings
Ethnic Studies and the Canadian Plains Conference
Crown Land Use Studies Meetings
Futures Forecasting in the Prairies Symposium (Saskatoon)
Uses of Agricultural Wastes Symposium
The Woodrow Lloyd Lecture Series is administered by CPRC and the Faculty of Arts in honour of the first Saskatchewan-born premier. Woodrow Lloyd followed Tommy Douglas and it was Lloyd's government that established Medicare. Lloyd laid the cornerstone in 1963 for what was to become the new campus of the University of Regina.
January 21, 2010. Transforming Power: New paths to social and political change.
Judy Rebick, CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, Ryerson University. Even as we face unprecedented global economic and environmental crises that are seemingly unsolvable by the world's leaders, movements around the world are developing new approaches to political and social change that offer new hope for humanity. Globalization and mass communication technology are revolutionizing our understanding of power and producing profound new ideas about social and political life. Using examples from around the world and Canada, Judy Rebick spoke about new approaches that can create a better world out of these combined crises.
January 13, 2009. Subprime Constitutionalism: Why Are We Over-invested in the Charter?
Harry Arthurs, University Professor, former Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School and former President of York University. Contemporary scholarship assigns the Charter a central role in Canadian legal and political discourse. However, there is little reason in principle to believe that the Charter is capable of achieving transformative social, economic or political change, and indeed little evidence to support claims that it has actually changed very much of anything for most people - other than lawyers. Why have we invested so much hope in the Charter? How can we develop a more realistic approach? What does the Charter era tell us about our understanding of law's role in society?
January 31, 2008. Weathering the Warming Climate
Elaine Wheaton, Senior Research Scientist and Climatologist with the Saskatchewan Research Council. Wheaton’s talk emphasized the effect of climate change on sensitive sectors such as water, agriculture, forestry and health. She focused on adaptation as a response to climate change, since some climate change is now unavoidable and adaptation provides current opportunities. A Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Wheaton serves on provincial and national committees dealing with climate change. She has international experience in Austria, China, Brazil, Costa Rica, Australia, Portugal and Chile. She worked with the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a collaborating author, a Review Editor and a Reviewer of their various assessments. Her awards include the 2007 Wolbeer Award for contributions to water resources and the YWCA Science and Technology award. Elaine Wheaton is widely published, with about 200 publications in referred scientific journals, books, technical reports, and conference proceedings. She is the author of the 1998 award-winning book, “But It’s a Dry Cold! Weathering the Canadian Prairies.”
January 25, 2007. Health Care and Canada's "Shared Destiny"
Roy Romanow's lecture explored the idea that Canada's evolution as a progressive nation has been the result of Canadians believing and practicing a philosophy of "shared destiny" and will propose that the future progress of our nation and respect for our legacy and values can be measured by how we deal with our social programs like Medicare.
January 26, 2006. From Many Peoples' Strength to the Common Bowl: Saskatchewan's Influence on the Nisga'a Treaty
To honour Woodrow Lloyd and his respect for the public service, Thomas Molloy (QC, Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan) spoke on his experiences as the Chief Federal Negotiator for the Nisga'a Treaty and the remarkable influence on and connections with this act of 'nation building' that the Province of Saskatchewan and her citizens have. He discussed the similarities in outlook, philosophy and character between these two constituencies that he has encountered. For Aboriginal people and for all Canadians, the Nisga'a Treaty demonstrates that the business of nation-building in Canada continues almost 305 years from the time it began when Europeans came to this continent. It also shows that Canada is a country capable of resolving these types of major issues through negotiation and that it is not necessary for people to resort to civil disobedience or violence to achieve recognition of their rights. Treaty making helps First Nations achieve their social, economic and politcial aspirations.
January 18, 2005. Effects of Climate Warming on Water Supplies of the Western Prairie
Dr. David Schindler, Killam Memorial Professor of Ecology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. An internationally recognized scientist, Dr. Schindler teaches limnology, the philosophy, sociology and politics of science, science and public policy in Canada, and environmental decision making. His current research interests include the study of fisheries management in mountain lakes, the biomagnification of organochlorides in food chains, effects of climate change and UV radiation on lakese, and global carbon and nitrogen budgets. Educated at North Dakota State Universit and Oxford University, Dr. Schindler has been the recipient of the Killam Prize, Canada Council of the Arts (2003), the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada) (2001), and the Award of Excellence, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (Canada) (2001). He became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2004.
March 18, 2003. The Challenge of the 21st Century: Setting the Real Bottom Line
Dr. David Suzuki, chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, and award winning scientist, author, environmentalist and broadcaster. With a PhD in genetics, Dr. Suzuki has taught genetics at the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia. He is also recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology and is the recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environment Program Medal and the Global 500. He developed the long-running popular science program Quirks and Quarks on CBC Radio. He has since presented two influential documentary radio series on the environment, It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. He has created and hosted a number of television specials and in 1979 became the host of the award-winning The Nature of Things. He has won four Gemini Awards as best host of a Canadian television series and in 2002 received the John Drainie Award for broadcasting excellence. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 books, including The Sacred Balance, Good News for a Change, Eco-Fun, You are the Earth, and When the Earth Comes Leaping Up.
March 25, 1999. Healthy Public Policy: A Gendered Approach to Health Protection and Promotion
Ms. Freda L. Paltiel, Senior Advisor, Status of Women in Health and Welfare Canada and was Canada's first Coordinator Status of Women. Served as Advisor to the World Health Organization, UNICEF and on the Direction Council of the Pan American Health Organization. She is one of the drafters of the Nairobi Forward Looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women 2000 and other international instruments.
March 11, 1996. The Theory, Praxis and Evolution of Sovereignty-Association
Ms. Josée Legault - Journalist and Commentator with CBC, Newsworld, CTV, La Presse, Le Devoir, Montreal Gazette, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Calgary Herald, and Vancouver Sun. Author of L'invention d'une minorité: les Anglo-Québécois
March 14, 1994. I Won't Learn From You! A Reconsideration of the Notion of Failure
Herbert Kohl - Director of the Coastal Ridge Research and Education Center in Pint Arena, California. Mr. Kohl has published more than 30 books on education, mathematics language, computers and social activism.
November 5, 1990. Social Problems in Contemporary Soviet Psychiatry
Dr. Yuri Popov, Vice Director for Scientific Research, The Leningrad V.M. Bekhterev Psychoneurological Research Institute with Dr. Evgeni Zubkov, Research Associate & Chief of the Group for International Relations at the same institute
November 13, 1986. My Idea of Canada
The Hon. Thomas Berger - Professor of Law, University of B.C. and NDP MP for Vancouver-Burrard from 1962-1969.
October 24, 1985. Federal/Provincial Financing of Universities and Colleges: Occultness Rather Than Purpose
Dr. Allan Johnson - Professor of Political Science University of Toronto
April 19, 1984. Education - The Process of Understanding Each Other
Dr. Leo Kristjanson - President, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
May 2, 1983. The Underside of Underdevelopment: Technical Assistance to Underdeveloped Countries
Dr. Tommy McLeod - Special Advisor to the principal at the Centre for Executive Development, Government of Canada and was past Vice-principal of University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus
May 5, 1982. Dr. T. C. Douglas & Dr. W. A. Riddell.
Dr. Douglas - Former Saskatchewan Premier and Leader of NDP Party from 1961-1971 - Woodrow Lloyd: The Man
Dr. Riddell - First principal of University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus - Woodrow Lloyd's Role in Establishing the University of Regina