On Tuesday, October 4, members of the ABS Canada team travelled to the beautiful city of Thunder Bay in Northern Ontario to meet with law students and faculty at Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.
Our presentation, entitled “Reconciling Traditions,” introduced law students to genetic resources and the role Indigenous TK plays in unlocking their full scientific and commercial potential. We also discussed the various international agreements that govern access and benefit sharing, and reviewed Canada’s ongoing reluctance to sign on to the Nagoya Protocol.
Students who attended the workshop and who are interested in blogging for our project, or in participating at the next ABS Canada Focus Group in Saskatoon (May 2017) are invited to get in touch with us here for more information on these exciting opportunities! You can also connect with us on Twitter for links to our latest blog posts, information about upcoming events, and news from the world of Indigenous TK, biodiversity, access and benefit sharing, and intellectual property law.
Stay tuned to this space as we post additional thoughts and photos from our trip in the coming days.