September 24, 2018
“If you want to understand the world around you, you need to look at what’s gone on in the past and then take a look into what the future might hold,” Dr. Peter Leavitt shared during a talk on the Qu’Appelle lakes at the Treaty Four Gathering in Fort Qu’Appelle on Friday night.
“This is all about looking to the future. The world is never the same…it’s always changing, just like the Qu’Appelle lakes. There are serious problems with the water,” said Leavitt, “including blooms of algae, some of which are toxic. Something’s going on here. It’s important for the future that we understand why this is happening today.”
Dr. Peter Leavitt, a professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Regina and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change and Society, was recently named a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada. His work focuses on ecology and environmental change, and the management of ecosystem sustainability in southern Saskatchewan.