Using Drones to Monitor and Protect Forests and Animals

Forests are the lungs of our planet and play a pivotal role in the global climate and ecological systems. As our forests face threats from pests, climate change, and human activity, this in turn threatens human and animal wellbeing.  

Two University of Guelph researchers are planning to use drone technology to better monitor and understand factors impacting forests and the animals that live within them. 

Dr. David MacDonald smiles at the camera.

Investigating How Indigenous Peoples are Practicing Self-Determination

As Canada works toward truth, justice, and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, self-determination is an essential Indigenous right that must be recognized. 

Since time immemorial, Indigenous Peoples have had self-determination over their peoples, lands, and waters, until these practices were undermined by settler-states. After pressure from Indigenous peoples, some states such as Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand have started to grapple with implementing Indigenous rights.  

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