Happy New Year

I am very much looking forward to 2018, with a new team in place. Joining Jaime Clifton our research curator, Dr. Rob Newell, our Banting scholar, and the invaluable Chris Strashok, is Dr. Francois Jost, who will be working on both our climate change data and refining CoLabS. My hopes are that we will continue to discover new, improved ways to make a difference with our research and contribute to evidence-based decision-making by Canadian communities and Canadian decision-makers. We will be continuing our biodiversity conversation series in the first six months, and will be starting a new series on community-based health centres and outcomes starting in September 2018.

I am also very pleased that my new book, Edging Forward, will be released on February 7, 2018, and is now available from the RRU Library. May we move to leaping forward to more sustainable communities everywhere as we hit more and more tipping points for changing current development paths.