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Speaker Series – Kevin Van Tighem

February 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kevin Van Tighem

February 24, 7:00pm, University of Calgary, Earth Sciences, ES 162, 844 Campus Place NW

Heart Waters – Restoring Alberta’s Rivers

In the course of researching and writing Heart Waters/Sources of the Bow River, Kevin Van Tighem delved deeply into the history, hydrology and ecology of Alberta’s Front Range landscapes to try and find answers to the damaged fisheries, destructive floods and shrinking river flows that threaten to confound our future. In this illustrated presentation, he explores some solutions for a water-challenged region whose headwaters are among the most beautiful in the world.  Illustrated with images by award-winning Jasper-based photographer Brian Van Tighem.”

Kevin Van Tighem was born and raised in Calgary.  His family roots in what is now Alberta go back to 1875. He graduated with a degree in plant ecology from the University of Calgary in 1977 and went on to work as a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service.  In 1985 Kevin joined Parks Canada and subsequently worked in Jasper, Yoho and Waterton Lakes National Parks. He went on to be superintendent of Prince Albert, Elk Island and then Banff before retiring in 2011.

Kevin is the author of eleven books on wildlife and conservation and writes a regular column (“This Land”) in Alberta Views magazine. His newest book, produced in collaboration with photographer Brian Van Tighem, is Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River. 

Location: University of Calgary, Earth Sciences, ES 162

Time: 7:00pm

General Admissions – $5 Suggested Donation – No Pre-Show Ticket Sell


February 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


University of Calgary
AB Canada


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