Join UBC Library for a special event featuring four panelists from diverse disciplinary backgrounds as they engage in a conversation about the climate crisis and work to be done in the here and now.
In the December 5, 2019 Declaration on the Climate Emergency, the UBC Board of Governors stated that the University has a mandate “to effect change beyond our institutional boundaries” and to “advance a sustainable and just society across British Columbia, Canada and the world.”
In response to this mandate, the L#CAT (Library Climate Act Team) invites you to an afternoon panel event, “Climate Research Made Real: Practical Applications of Research for Better Futures”.
Moderated by Kathryn Harrison, Professor in the Department of Political Science, panelists include Amanda Giang, Assistant Professor in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Mechanical Engineering; Maggie Low, Assistant Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning; and Rita Wong, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Culture and Community at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Each panelist will present briefly on their work and experience, covering topics including environmental policy (Kathryn Harrison), environmental modelling and air pollution (Amanda Giang), community planning in First Nations communities (Maggie Low), and environmental poetics (Rita Wong). Following presentations by the panelists, audience members are invited to engage in a wider discussion.
This event was originally scheduled to be an in-person panel in March of 2020, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been rescheduled as an online event held over Zoom. This event is open to UBC Students, Staff and Faculty, as well as any interested community members; please share widely with your networks. We look forward to joining you virtually; please register below and Zoom details will be sent one day in advance of the event. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to Sustainability & Engineering | Campus + Community Planning for awarding UBC Library a UBC Workplace Sustainability Fund grant in support of this event.