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ESS Lecture Series Schedule


Winter 2018 Term:
ESS Lecture Series

Unless otherwise noted, 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.

11 January.    Sustainability and Well-being

Chris Barrington-Leigh, Professor, School of the Environment and Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal  QC

18 Janaury.    Gender Dynamics of Food Security: Research Results from Ghana

Somed Shadahu Bitamsimli, Ph.D. Candidate, School of International DEvelopment and Global Studies (SIDGS), University of Ottawa  ON

25 January.     World's Challenge Challenge 2017-2018
                         Proposing Solutions to Global Challenges:

                              Dalhousie's Semi-Finalists in the
                              "World's Challenge Challenge Competition"

Co-hosted with DALVision -- Academic Innovation
Office of the Provost & Vice-President Academic, Dalhousie, Halifax NS

1 February.        February Film Fest:   Water on the Table

                                Liz Marshall (NFB, Canada, 2015)

Watch the trailer.

8 February.        February Film Fest:    Surviving Progress

                                 Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks (NFB, Canada, 2011)

Watch the trailer.

15 February.       February Film Fest:    Sand Wars

                                  Denis Delestrac (France, 2014)

Watch the trailer.

1 March.   Systemic Racism in the Academy

Craig Steven Wilder, Professor of History, MIT and Senior Fellow, Bard Prison Initiative, Cambridge MA

This lecture examines the rise of our oldest colleges in of the slave economies of the Atlantic world. Slave traders and slaveholders founded ten colleges in British America. In the aftermath of the American Revolution, colleges became even more dependent on slavery as trustees and administrators searched for funding to rebuild and recruited wealthy students to reopen. Higher education thrived in the decades following the war because governors attached their institutions’ fates to that of American slavery.  

Launch of the "Belong Forum" Lecture Series. Part of Dalhousie's 200th Anniversary Celebrations in 2018.

8 March.    The Security Implications of Climate Change: Instability, Conflict, and Adaptation

Emily Robinson, Strategic Analyst, Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa ON

15 March.    Sustainability Transitions in Canada's Energy Landscape

Brendan Haley,  Banting PostDoctoral Fellow, School for Resource and Environmental Studies (SRES), Dalhousie University, Halifax  NS

22 March.    The Shared Work Model of Collaboration

Tim Merry and Tuesday Ryan Hart,  System Change Strategists

Often the differences between collaborators — different perspectives, backgrounds, ideologies and aspirations — become the focus of meetings rather than getting work done together.  In this lecture, Tim and Tuesday will present the Shared Work model, which emphasizes important stances for getting to work iin our collaborative ventures.

Co-hosted with the RBC Sustainability Leadership Certificate

29 March.    Beyond Environmentalism: Why Saving the Planet Means Forgetting What You Assume to be True

Linda Pannozzo Author, Journalist, Activist, Fox Point  NS

5 April.     ESS Student Showcase: Youth Leading Change

Highlights from the ESS Capstone Projects, Internships, and Honours Theses, as well as RBC Sustainability Leadership Certificate Action Projects .