How We Do Things

Meetings are initiated by the Quadra Centre, by our affiliates and through discussion with other agencies. They are organized by an appointed expert with support and guidance from the Quadra Centre.


Ideas that stem from our past and present work include:

  • Study of the land versus study of the ocean: where is the separation?
  • Science versus traditional and local knowledge.
  • Study of the present (ecology) versus study of the past (archaeology).
  • Local versus regional studies; ancient occupation sites versus urban development; long-term studies versus urgent action; basic science versus policy; evidence-based publication versus evocative story-telling.