Oct 27: Climate Stories from UBC
- October 27, 5pm-8pm
Van Dusen Botanical Garden
5151 Oak Street, Vancouver
- Registration: https://climatejusticeubc.eventbrite.ca
What is UBC doing to support climate justice and sustainability research? How are scholars addressing climate action in their projects? Come find out at this unique collaborative event.
- Severn Cullis Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation Executive Director
- Avi Lewis (Professor, Geography), “Putting the Future First: A Blueprint for community just transition planning in Canada”
- Max Cohen (PSI scholar), “Geographies of delay: From Shetland’s oil era to the UK’s first green energy island.”
- Fiona Beaty (PWIAS fellow, PSI), “Transforming how we map to address the effects of climate change on life in and around the Salish Sea”
- Amanda Giang (Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability)
- Amanda Johnson (PSI scholar)
- Grace Nosek (PWIAS fellow, PSI scholar), “Rootbound”
- Paroma Wagle (postdoctoral fellow, Geography & English Language and Literatures), “Urban climate justice from below“
- Veronica Relano (PWIAS fellow, PSI scholar)
- Sarah Dickson Hoyle (PSI scholar)
The event also includes a screening of the short version of the 2021 documentary Terra Libre, and a discussion with Chief Ninawa, Hereditary Chief of the Huni Kui Indigenous people of the Amazon, and PWIAS International Indigenous Scholar, Heriditary Chief Gidansda of the Haida Nation, and film director Gert-Peter Bruch.
Moderated by Dr. Vanessa Andreotti, PWIAS Interim Director, Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change and David Lam Chair of Multicultural Education. The screening and discussion will launch a discussion on Indigenous land rights and resistance in the fight to protect the Amazon region.
About the film: A logbook, an investigation, but also a historical panorama retracing a struggle of more than 30 years, ‘Terra Libre’ exposes the inertia, the renunciation and the compromises of leaders who have become accomplices, and sometimes even actors, of mass ecocide.
This event is presented in partnership with:
- Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
- Public Scholars Initiative
- UBC Sustainability Hub
- UBC Climate Hub
- Centre for Climate Justice at UBC
- Consulate General of France in Vancouver