Monday, March 18, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:30

Join us for a provocative evening of discussion on the future of climate action as we gather some of UBC’s finest academics who are setting a precedent of climate leadership locally and internationally. 

Gain insight into our four panelists’ environmental work, each of whom has had a significant influence on innovations in their academic fields. The discussion will be guided towards exploring the various roles of humans as the protagonists of the anthropocene, and how we can build courage among future generations to tackle the climate crisis.


  • David Suzuki - "From Genetics to the Environmental Cassandra"


  • Daniel Pauly: Institute of Fisheries and Ocean (creator of concept “shifting baselines”)
  • Jiaying Zhao: Faculty of Arts, (Environmental) Psychology. 
  • Janette Bulkan: Faculty of Forestry. 
  • William Rees: Former Director, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning - creator of concept “ecological footprint”.

Moderator: Joseph Dahmen, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

This event provides an exclusive opportunity to learn from David Suzuki and colleagues in an intimate setting. You will also have the chance to interact with our guest speakers over free light food and refreshments.

Listening to these innovative, interdisciplinary thinkers is guaranteed to help you with any paper you have to write. Don’t miss it!

When: Monday, March 18th, 2019.  5:30 - 7:30pm
Where: Jack Poole Hall, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Tickets: $5 students, $10 public


*All profits go to the David Suzuki Institute*

This event is proud to be sponsored by the AMS Sustainability Projects Fund and supported by the UBC Sustainability Initiative.

TERRITORY Acknowledgment

The UBC Vancouver campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.