Discovery Cafe is a series of public lectures given by experts in their fields to the community of Blackburn Hamlet, hosted by BHCC. It runs from September to November, January to May on the last Friday of each month, 7:30pm-9pm. Each evening consists of a 45 minute talk followed by a Q & A period. Desserts and coffee/tea are provided. There is no charge although small donations are always appreciated. 

Our speaker on November 30, 2018 is Dr. Lenore Fahrig, a professor in the Department of Biology at Carleton University who specializes in landscape ecology. A world renowned researcher, she was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2017 and was recently awarded the 2018 Miroslaw Romanowski Medal from the Royal Society of Canada for environmental research.

Fahrig’s work has created paradigm shifts in research on habitat connectivity and fragmentation, road ecology and sustainable agriculture. She is a trailblazer in these fields, with one of the highest citation rates in ecology, including the world’s most-cited paper on habitat fragmentation. She is a highly influential and internationally renowned researcher in conservation ecology and her contributions have helped define the field of landscape ecology.

Discovery Cafe poster, 30Nov18

For more information contact Dr. John ApSimon, program coordinator ( or Karen Bergenstein, publicity (


Discovery Café Program, 2018-19






















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