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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

Please note: Schedules are now locked from being changed. If you would like to make changes to your schedule, please come see us at the registration desk. See you in Vancouver!
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Matilda van den Bosch

University of British Columbia
Asst Prof, Dept of Forest & Conservation Sciences

Matilda is a doctor in medicine as well as in landscape planning and public health. Since July 2016 she is an assistant professor at The University of British Columbia, Canada, where she holds a shared affiliation between the School of Population and Public Health and the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences. She investigates how exposure to natural environments can protect and improve human health and how this displays in various populations across various socioeconomic conditions. Results from her studies may be used for healthier urban planning with improved conditions for both people and natural ecosystems. Matilda works as a consultant for numerous international organizations, for example WHO, the UN Environmental Program, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Climate Change and Innovation Bureau Health Canada.