Many people were involved in the SWiM project and there were many activities and trips. We summarize them here.
- 1–14 Oct ’06
York faculty, Bazely, Fraser and Seager, visit Mongolia, including Little Gobi Strictly Protected Area A. York sponsors a workshop at the National University of Mongolia on 10 Oct, to which stakeholders involved in water issues, including NGOs, are invited.
- 6 Oct–9 Dec ’06
York graduate students, Korice Moir, Paul Marmer and Roberta Hawkins, assist Sonya and Jargal in developing resources and conducting workshops for the respective NUM Water Research Centre and Steppe Forward Programme.
Sonya on the right, and Jargal at left, in Ulaanbaatar.
- 10 November ’06
Mongolia Day at York University, attended by Ambassador Gotov, and Avdai and Sodnomtseren, members of the Mongolian Khural (Parliament), NUM President Gantsog, and members of Toronto’s Mongolian community. See Y-File article .
- 12–23 Nov ’06
NUM and York students conduct participatory rural appraisal workshops with herder and vegetable farming communities in and around Little Gobi Strictly Protected Area.
- 22 Nov-7 Dec’06
The National University of Mongolia delegation visits Canada. They meet with many faculty members at York to learn about inter-disciplinary programmes, including the Director of York’s Centre for Support of Teaching.
- 28 Nov ’06
Sonya and Jargal give lectures at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University on their programmes and research activities.
- 6 December ’06
Press conference in Ulaanbaatar is held by Korice, Paul and Roberta. An article in the UB Post entitled “Watertight Friendship” appears on 7 December 2006.
- 6 December ’06
Trip to Ottawa to meet with Ambassador Gotov, Mongolian Ambassador to Canada, and staff at the IDRC, plus Sonya and Jargal meet with Centerra Gold in Toronto.
- 22 March ’07
World Water Day celebrated at York University, with activities and posters prepared by SWiM and other York University students, faculty, and visiting research fellows.