ESS Lecture Series Schedule
Winter 2013 Term:
ESS Lecture Series
All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday nights in Ondaatje Hall, 6135 University Avenue, Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences building. All welcome. Free of charge. Limited seating -- please arrive early.
January 10. Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Switch! (2010)
This acclaimed documentary explores today’s changing energy conversation, focusing on practical realities and a balanced understanding of how we use energy and the many economic and environmental benefits of efficiency. Preview the movie.
Co-sponsored by Dalhousie's Office of Sustainability and the Canadian Green Building Council, Atlantic Chapter.
January 17. Katja Neves, Biodiversity Reserves and Austerity Politics
Neves’ work explores the ways in which markets, states and diverse aspects of civil society combine to shape and govern relations between people and nature as part of a growing group of scholars, principally anthropologists and geographers, who are exploring the ‘neoliberalisation of nature’.
January 24. Paul Greenberg, Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
Acclaimed American author and essayist Paul Greenberg will discuss his New York Times bestseller. Books available for purchase (King's Bookstore) and signing. Winner of the James Beard Award; National Endowment of the Arts and the Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Policy Fellow.
Winner of the 2012 Award of Special Merit for Encouraging Excellence in Environmental Journalism by The Grantham Prize Jury of the Metcalfe Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting.
January 31. Film Screening and Panel Discussion, The Economics of Happiness (2011)
Dalhousie luminaries Anders Hayden (Political Science), Jeffrey Wilson (IDPhD candidate, SRES) and Ruth Forsdyke (Economics) discuss this documentary film about the worldwide movement for economic localization. Directed by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick and John Page. Preview the movie.
February 7. Urban Farming: Global Perspectives
Derek Lynch is Canada Research Chair in Organic Agriculture at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture. His research projects examine “farming and food systems and their environmental and ecological impact.” Robert France is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences in Agriculture, specializing in waterscape Ecology & Watershed Management.
February 14. Jon Steinman, Deconstructing Dinner: Harmful or Hopeful Ham?
Jon Steinman created the popular BC radio show Deconstructing Dinner. Before his western migration, Jon studied food systems at the University of Guelph, and sought work with restaurants that fostered more personal relationships with their suppliers (farmers)! These experiences played an important role in Jon's eventual interest to 'deconstruct' where our food comes from and advocate for more resilient regional food systems.
February 21. Participatory Film Screening, The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
March 7. First Nations, Land and Government: Colonial Process and Place-Based Culture
Chief Roland Willson, West Moberly First Nations, Moberly Lake BC; Bruce Muir, CTQ Consultants, Kamloops BC; Annie Booth, Ecosystem Science and Management Program, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George BC
March 14. Catherine O'Brien, Sustainable Happiness: Why it's Important for You, Your Community, and the Planet
Catherine O'Brien is Professor of Education at Cape Breton University. Our society often confuses the "good life" with the "goods life", associating happiness with over-consumption. Dr. O'Brien will present her experience with applying sustainable happiness principles to diverse fields such as education, public health, urban planning, and sustainable transportation.
Co-sponsored with the Elizabeth May Symposium
March 21. Gillian Deacon, There's Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Everyday Body Care and How to Avoid Them
Award-winning broadcaster and bestselling author Gillian Deacon is one of Canada’s best-known environmental writers. She is the author of the national bestsellers There’s Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Everyday Bodycare and How to Avoid Them (Penguin, 2011), and Green For Life (Penguin, 2008), a guide to making sustainable living ‘the new normal.’
Co-sponsored with the Environmental Law Students Society