For those attending the Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods conference in Halifax, Canada, or those already in that part of the world, you are welcome to a free public event on Monday May 28, 7pm-8:30pm, taking place at Saint Mary’s University. This event, “Indigenous Voices on the Environment and the Economy“, will explore how Indigenous communities across Canada and globally are facing and responding to environmental and livelihood sustainability challenges, drawing on Indigenous perspectives on the environment and natural resource stewardship. Speakers include: Richard Nuna (Innu Nation, Newfoundland & Labrador), Dawn Foxcroft (Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, British Columbia), Ken Paul (Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs) and Kanyinke Sena (African Commission Working Group on Indigenous Populations and Kenya Advocacy Officer, Minority Rights Group, International). The moderator is Maureen Googoo (kukukwes.com) and the Mi’kmaq welcome will be by Raymond Sewell (Saint Mary’s University). For those not able to attend in person, this event will be available on video in due course.
Looking for a great read this summer? Look no further! The College of Sustainability’s very own Steve Mannell recently published Living Lightly on the Earth: Building an Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1974-1976. on May 17, 2018 you are invited to join us for the Book Launch and Lecture! For more information, please see the following link!
ESS LECTURE: Brendan Haley: Sustainability Transitions in Canada’s Energy Landscape
Brendan Haley believes that Canada must develop an approach to climate and energy policy that is rooted in knowledge of the country’s unique history, ecological context, and economic structure. He is currently a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies.
Thursday March 15, 2018 7:00-8:30 PM
Ondaatje Auditorium, McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue
Open to the public. Part of the Winter 2018 ESS Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Sustainability
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The Social Sciences and Humanities Oceans Research and Education (SSHORE) Network is pleased to announce two public events (March 8 and 9) with guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Telesca, Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice in the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at the Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY).
Science as Alibi: Ocean governance through the lens of Atlantic bluefin tuna
Thursday 8 March, 3:30-4:30pm
Dept of Biology Seminar Series
co-hosted by Marine Affairs Program
5th Floor Biology Lounge
Life Sciences Centre
Accounting for Loss in Fish “Stocks”: a word on life as biological asset
Friday 9 March, 2:00-3:25 pm
KTS Room, New Academic Building, University of King’s College
Panel Discussion to follow: Dr. Dean Bavington (Dept. of Geography, MUN); Laurenne Schiller, (IDPhD student, Dalhousie); Dr. Susanna Fuller, Ecology Action Centre.
Water on the Table is a character-driven, social-issue documentary by Liz Marshall that explores Canada’s relationship to its freshwater, arguably its most precious natural resource. The film asks the question: is water a commercial good like running shoes or Coca-Cola? Or, is water a human right like air?
ESS Lecture Series
Thursday 1 February
Ondaatje Auditorium, McCain, 6135 University
Free. Open to the Public
Water on the Table features Maude Barlow, who is considered an “international water-warrior” for her crusade to have water declared a human right. “Water must be declared a public trust and a human right that belongs to the people, the ecosystem and the future, and preserved for all time and practice in law. Clean water must be delivered as a public service, not a profitable commodity.” The film intimately captures the public face of Maude Barlow as well as the unscripted woman behind the scenes. The camera shadows her life on the road in Canada and the United States over the course of a year as she leads an unrelenting schedule. From 2008 – 2009 Barlow served as the U.N. Senior Advisor on Water to Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations.
Water on the Table is more than a portrait of an activist, it is a poetic-essay that presents several dramatic and artfully crafted debates. Barlow’s opponents are giants in the world of policy and economics, they argue that water is no different than any other resource, and that the best way to protect freshwater is to privatize it. It is proposed that Canada bulk-export its water to the United States, imminently. Haiku-style images by cinematographer Steve Cosens linger on watersheds, wetlands, rivers, estuaries, waterfalls and lakes; bridging themes and questions and elevating water beyond the political framework explored.
Congrats to Dal’s three finalist teams in this year’s World Challenge Challenge competition— including four SUST students!
Algae for Carbon Capture – Meredith Fraser, Eric Dunn and Brett Lindenfield
GenerationZero – Cassie Hayward, Katie MacLean and Connor McKiggan
Purewater Development Initiative – Liang Liang Yue, Suiqi He and Yuan Pang
Due to unavoidable circumstances, Dr. Catherine Nolin is unable to present her ESS Lecture this week.
In its place, we will screen the NFB film Angry Inuk.
“Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.”