Free Symposium to Examine Conservation and Sustainability Challenges Faced by Canada's Rural Landscapes

Watson's Mill and Dam, Manotick, 1923-1924. Photo: W.J. Boulton / Library and Archives Canada, PA-031012

Monday, April 8, 2019


The International Day of Monuments and Sites, also known as World Heritage Day, is marked each year on April 18.

On April 18, 2019 , ICOMOS Canada and NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering will host a free symposium that examines the development, management and impacts on rural landscapes in Canada through the lenses of cultural and natural heritage.

Entitled Conservation and Sustainability Challenges to Maintaining Canada's Rural Landscapes, the symposium will feature six notable professionals discussing such topics as the relevance of rural landscapes in our day-to-day lives,  the challenges encompassing their use and conservation, benefits of conservation and stability efforts, and the relation and interdependance of rural landscapes with sustainable development.

Six notable professionals will participate in the roundtable discussion:

  • Sampoorna Bhattarcharya, Manager Intern, Heritage Ottawa's Rural Initiative
  • Heather Campbell, Program Manager, Culture of Small
  • Fergus Maclaren, President, ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee
  • Robert Pajot, Project Leader, National Trust for Canada's Regeneration Program
  • Marie-Claude Quessy, Conservation Landscape Architect, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Mario Santana Quintero, Vice-President of ICOMOS and Director of NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering
  • Heather Thomson, Manager, National Capital Commission's Heritage Program

WHEN: THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019 | 2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

WHERE: Carleton Immersive Media Studio, 4th Floor, VSIM Building, Carleton University

The symposium is free of charge but advance registration is requested.

Please CLICK HERE to register, or contact by April 12, 2019 for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at this free event!


Click here for a PDF handout prepared by the organizers.