Climate Anxiety Workshop

Event Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST
Event Location: 
To be determined

How can we embrace the complex feelings we have about the climate crisis? How can our feelings of fear, anger, powerlessness, and anxiety be recognised and affirmed in ways that translate into possibility, community, and motivation? 

In this workshop, we will co-create a safe space for recognizing, embracing, exploring, and processing our complex feelings related to the climate crisis together.

Facilitated by Dr. Lindsay Galway, Canada Research Chair in Social-Ecological Health and Associate Professor in Health Sciences, and Ledah McKellar, Sustainability Coordinator.

Stay tuned for more information!

 

Climate Change Book Club: Blaze Island

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online

Join faculty members from the Department of English to discuss important books about climate change! All are welcome!

Discussion led by Dr. Douglas Ivison

Book: Blaze Island (Catherine Bush)

Email cell@lakeheadu.ca for more information.

Climate Change Book Club: Hummingbird Salamander

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online

Join faculty members from the Department of English to discuss important books about climate change! All are welcome!

Discussion led by Dr. Daniel Hannah

Book: Hummingbird Salamander (Jeff Vandermeer)

Email cell@lakeheadu.ca for more information.

Climate Change Book Club: The Yellow House - A Memoir

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Online

Join faculty members from the Department of English to discuss important books about climate change! All are welcome!

Discussion led by Dr. Cheryl Lousley

Book: The Yellow House - A Memoir (Sarah Broom)

Email cell@lakeheadu.ca for more information.

Climate Change Book Club: Regeneration - Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Online

Join faculty members from the Department of English to discuss important books about climate change! All are welcome!

Discussion led by Dr. Cheryl Lousley

Book: We Are Water Protectors (Carole Lindstrom, Illus. Michaela Goade)

The Water Walker (Joanne Robertson)

Email cell@lakeheadu.ca for more information.

TALL Lecture Series: Still Hopeful--Lessons from a Lifetime of Activism

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:15am EST
Event Location: 
Online

Starting Wednesday, November 3, our fall/winter TALL Thunder Bay series explore the dilemma of Climate ACTION: What/Now? Five Canadian experts will join us to discuss what climate action is and what we can do as a society in the face of a climate crisis.

Date(s): Wednesdays

Time: 9:30 am to 11:15 am

Price: $59 (plus HST)

Maude Barlow holds a sign that says Protect our Water

Dr. h.c. Maude Barlow
Wednesday, Dec. 1

How do we remain hopeful when we are bombarded with daily messages of crisis, including out-of-control wildfires, rising oceans, disappearing watersheds, and extinction of species? How do we remain optimistic as violence rises in many parts of the world, and when historic crimes against First Nations are being uncovered here in our own country? And how do we stay positive while we also living through the greatest global pandemic in a century? We could be forgiven for giving up on hope. But Maude is filled with hope and believes that there are many exciting developments and projects in Canada and around the world that are leading to a positive future and much to be thankful for. She will share a number of key new international commitments on climate, water, soil and forest restoration, and regenerative agriculture in this lecture, as well as hopeful signs of real progress here in Canada.

Maude Barlow is a Canadian activist and author. She chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch and Ottawa-based Blue Plant Project. Co-founder of the Council of Canadians, she is the recipient of 14 honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”). She has served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations, and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right. She is also the author of dozens of reports, as well as 19 books, including her latest, Whose Water is it Anyway? Taking Water Protection into Public Hands (2019).

Climate Change Sharing Circle

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Virtual

Join Elders and Cultural Helpers as they demonstrate a circle of sharing, as a potential pedagogical technique, focused on climate change. Elders and Cultural Helpers will share stories that deepen our understanding of climate change, as well as wisdom and lived experience on how climate change is affecting Indigenous communities. The circle will close with their reflections on what all of our roles are in the path forward for a healthy planet.

TALL Lecture Series: A Real Climate and Environmental Plan for Ontario

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:15am EDT
Event Location: 
Online

Starting Wednesday, November 3, our fall/winter TALL Thunder Bay series explore the dilemma of Climate ACTION: What/Now? Five Canadian experts will join us to discuss what climate action is and what we can do as a society in the face of a climate crisis.

Date(s): Wednesdays

Time: 9:30 am to 11:15 am

Price: $59 (plus HST)

Dianne Sax holding a dog

Dianne Saxe
Wednesday, Nov. 3

Climate change is unquestionably affecting Ontarians in countless ways, from uncontrollable forest fires in the north to extreme heatwaves in the south. Upon recognition of these impacts, Canada has adopted a target of net-zero by 2050 as one potential solution to the climate crisis. Can we achieve this? What would it take? What would we love about it? And are we on track? Dianne Saxe will present her plan for Ontario in this talk.

Dr. Dianne Saxe is one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers, with 45 years of unparalleled experience writing, interpreting, and litigating Ontario’s energy and environmental laws. From 2015 to 2019 she was the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) and reported to the Legislature on Ontario’s environmental, energy, and climate performance, and acted as the guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). She now heads SaxeFacts Law Professional Corporation and is Deputy Leader of the Ontario Green Party.

TALL Lecture Series: Mino-bimaadiziwin as the Organizing Principle of Social Justice--Women, Water and Resistance

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:15am EST
Event Location: 
Online

Starting Wednesday, November 3, our fall/winter TALL Thunder Bay series explore the dilemma of Climate ACTION: What/Now? Five Canadian experts will join us to discuss what climate action is and what we can do as a society in the face of a climate crisis.

Date(s): Wednesdays

Time: 9:30 am to 11:15 am

Price: $59 (plus HST)

Vicki Monague

Vicki M.R. Monague
Wednesday, Nov. 24

What are Anishinaabe philosophies about protecting the Earth? How do these philosophies apply to our current climate change situation? What role do Anishinaabe women have in climate justice? In this session, Vicki will explain the fundamental Anishinaabe feminist philosophies juxtaposed to western capitalist thought with respect to the global climate change crisis. Using the example of the Stop Dump Site 41 movement, Vicki will provide a collaborative model of resistance and change, in hopes that we can continue to create the systemic change needed to protect, extend and preserve life for all beings in Creation.

Vicki M. R. Monague is a Bodwewadami-Ojibwe Anishinabe Kwe from Beausoleil First Nation, Ontario. As an activist in local, national, and international water movements and Indigenous liberation for over ten years, she has won multiple awards including being a co-recipient of the YMCA Peace Medallion. She is most remembered for her lead role in a water source protection movement, which successfully stopped the development of a landfill on a pristine aquifer where she personally faced a lawsuit, injunction & criminal charges for starting a blockade. She is a former Water Commissioner for the Union of Ontario Indians, a former member of the Mayor’s Committee for Low Water Levels (Town of Midland), and a former Councillor for Beausoleil First Nation. She is currently a Graduate Research Assistant and Master of Education Candidate at Lakehead University.

TALL Lecture Series: A ‘Good War’--Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:15am EST
Event Location: 
Online

Starting Wednesday, November 3, our fall/winter TALL Thunder Bay series explore the dilemma of Climate ACTION: What/Now? Five Canadian experts will join us to discuss what climate action is and what we can do as a society in the face of a climate crisis.

Date(s): Wednesdays

Time: 9:30 am to 11:15 am

Price: $59 (plus HST)

Seth Klein

Seth Klein
Wednesday, Nov. 10

Many feel lost as they try to think of ways to align politics and economy with what the science says must be done to address the climate crisis. What if we were to look to the past for lessons on how to face an existential threat? This lecture will explore how Canada’s wartime experiences provide an inspirational reminder that we have done this before. We have mobilized in common cause across class, race, and gender, and entirely retooled our economy in the space of a few short years. Can we do it again, to join forces nationally and globally to fight climate change and address the existential threat – the climate emergency – facing us today?

Seth Klein is the Team Lead and Director of Strategy with the Climate Emergency Unit, a project of the David Suzuki Institute.  Prior to that, he served for 22 years as the founding director of the British Columbia office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Canada’s foremost social justice think tank. A columnist with the National Observer and adjunct professor at Simon Fraser, Seth recently authored A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency (2020).

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