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Kyle Powys Whyte for Ontario Climate Consortium 2017

Keynote Speaker Thursday May 11, 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Kyle Powys Whyte holds the Timnick Chair in the Humanities at Michigan State University. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability, a faculty member of the Environmental Philosophy & Ethics graduate concentration, and a faculty affiliate of the American Indian & Indigenous Studies and Environmental Science & Policy programs. An enrolled member […]

Register for the Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC)

In May 2017, the Ontario Climate Consortium will be co-hosting its 5th Annual Ontario Climate Symposium with York University and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. This event is the premier forum for sharing cutting-edge research and initiatives that address climate change in the province. The aim of the 2017 Ontario Climate Symposium is to […]

Untrouble the Waters at the Fresh Water Labs Summit 2017

Untrouble the Waters is a summit dedicated to bringing mayors, local leaders, and researchers together to envision and launch projects that benefit communities and watersheds alike. Amidst questions of federal intentions about the Clean Water Act and Clean Water Rule; aging infrastructure; and water crises such as algae blooms, lead poisoning, and water shutoffs; the UIC […]

Mother Earth Water Walk

START DATE: APRIL 19 and 20, 2017. The destinations are subject to change and we ask for cooperation and patience/indulgence to the schedule below. Dates are not included because it is a longer walk and we cannot ever say what time or when we will be at perceived destinations. Spirit Mountain, Duluth, MN [1] – […]

Vanessa Gray delivers talk on Environmental Racism in the Chemical Valley

Anishinaabe activist Vanessa Gray has been actively fighting environmental degradation in her community – the Aamjiwnaang reserve in the so-called “Chemical Valley” near Sarnia, Ontario, which is the site of heavy petrochemical production and refinement. As part of the Indigenous Environmental Justice (IEJ) Speaker Series, Gray delivered a talk on Feb. 15 at York University […]

Great Lakes Canoe Journey Founder Shares Vision in FES Talk

“This is not just about paddling, this is about building capacity within the Indigenous community,” said Sylvia Plain, founder of the Great Lakes Canoe Journey, during the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) event “Great Lakes Canoe Journey: Mobilizing Indigenous Knowledge and First Nations Communities”. Plain’s talk, held Jan. 25, was part of this year’s continuing […]