Jun. 30: Moving with Storms (not your typical) Report E-Launch

Jun 30, 2023

Throughout the past academic year, the CNE Catalyst Program, an initiative of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia, has fostered inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations to address the urgent and complex challenges posed by the climate and biodiversity crises, as well as movements for climate justice. By bringing together scholars, students, artists, disciplines, sectors, and communities, the program has sought to activate new ways of knowing and acting together in these challenging socio-ecological times.

The program’s report, “Moving With Storms,” serves as a testament to the power of reimagining and repurposing academic spaces to confront the multifaceted challenges of our era. With a particular emphasis on institutional cultural change, engagement with Indigenous analyses, and the principles of redistribution, reparations, and restitution, this report is a tangible tool that can be utilized by other institutions seeking to create meaningful change. It showcases what is possible within academic settings, pushing the boundaries of what we once believed to be unimaginable in academic environments.

Join us for the e-launch event on June 30, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:45 am (PDT/Vancouver time) on Zoom. This event will provide a platform for reflections on the report’s findings and recommendations.

To secure your place at this event, kindly register by clicking here by June 27 (a PDF of the report will be sent to registered participants on June 28).

We look forward to your participation and the opportunity to collectively explore the possibilities of reshaping academia for a more resilient and just future.