In Person. On the Screen. In the Field.
A lecture, film, and field trip series . . . with an environmental stewardship and interdisciplinary flavour hosted by Capilano University. All events are free and open to students, staff, faculty, and the public.
EarthWorks is an ambitious initiative spearheaded by students, staff, and faculty from the university's Biology, English, Geography, Liberal Studies, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation programs and beyond.
Educate and inspire students as well as members of the campus and local community to understand complex environmental issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective enabling all to take action for positive change.
Dr. Douw Steyn is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at UBC in the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. In this lecture, Dr. Steyn will summarize various data sets and observations that point towards global atmospheric warming and the associated changes in the Earth's climates. Through an examination of climate science and numerous models, the cause of global warming will be explained. Dr. Steyn is a member of the Institute for Applied Mathematics, the Institute for Resoruces, Environment and Sustainability, and the Liu Institute for Global Issues. His professional, teaching and research activities are in the field of air pollution, meteorology, boundary layer meteorology, mesoscale meteorology, environmental science and interdisciplinary science. Contact: Paul McMillan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cheryl Schreader (email@example.com).
Tues. February 12Idle? Know More! Capilano (Guest Panel )
11:30-1:00 | Library 195 CSU LoungeRegister on Eventbrite
Come together to learn about the Idle No More movement and how it impacts all of us. This event will highlight first nations concerns for protecting the land and the water that we all depend on. Guest panelists will give a range of perspectives on how unsustainable development and the ongoing oppression of first nations peoples also adversely affect the ability of non-indigenous Canadians to live healthily into future generations.
Wed. February 13The Future of Food on Campus: Capilano
7:00 - 9:00 | Cedar 148 Lecture TheatreRegister on Eventbrite
Do you have an appetite for better food on Campus? Guest chef, Steve Golob will tell the story of how he made UBC’s Vaniers Dining Services a hotspot to enjoy local and sustainable food. Followed by creative presentations by Capilano students with a vision for more sustainable, local, fresh, and creative food at Capilano - what about food trucks?
Thurs. February 14Love your Campus: Invasive Ivy pull
9:30-12:30 | Birch 166 - out and aboutRegister on Eventbrite
Join Richard Beard for a talk about how non-native species colonize and damage a landscape. Then join our groundskeeper Jo-Ann Cook to pull the rampant ivy. Free lunch to follow (quantity limited, first come first serve).
Fri. February 15Spotlight Earth
5:00 - 6:30 Library 195 CSU Lounge
7:00 - 9:00 Bosa Theatre
After Party Social TBA!Register on Eventbrite
A global distributed festival to educate, entertainment, fundraise and activate! This event will address pipelines, tankers and tar sands expansion while leaving a sense of hope by exploring alternative energies and methods of change. Spotlight Earth will raise awareness for these issues by bringing in guest speakers on the forefront of change making; however, most importantly, we will be drawing from the Capilano University community to raise awareness in a creative and artistic way!
Presented by biologist and well-known author Dick Cannings. As an environmental consultant, Dick has served on various boards and committees, including eight years as co-chair for birds on the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). In his role as senior project manager for Birds Studies Canada, Dick co-authored a recent comprehensive report on the Status of Canada's Birds 2012. Find out what role climate change is playing in their lives. Contact: Marja de Jong-Westman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Five mass extinctions are well documented in earth's past geological history. Much evidence supports an idea originally proposed by Dr. Richard Leakey in 1995 in his book entitled The 6th Extinction that we are now witnessing another global-scale extinction event. Join ecologist and bio-geographer Dr. Keith Wade to hear the evidence and proposed reasons for today's loss of biodiversity on a global scale . . . and, importantly, what makes this modern extinction different from the rest. Contact: Marja de Jong-Westman (email@example.com).
Dr. Bill Rees will close this year's EarthWorks series by addressing this fundamentally important question. As with his concept of ecological footprint, you will see that both the question "Is humanity inherently unsustainable?" and the answers to it are drawn from a broad range of disciplines. Professor Rees is a founding member and recent past-President of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics and a co-founder of the One Earth Initiative. Contact: Cheryl Schreader (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Programming suggestions for EarthWorks 2013/14? Email us at email@example.com
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