Climate Change Forum

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:00pm EDT to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
The Study and Bartley Residence
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Sudip Rakshit
Event Contact E-mail: 

Lakehead University Climate Change Forum      


Day 1: September 28th (Thursday)

Venue: The Study, LU 


1:00 – 1: 15 pm      Ice breaker/ Coffee    

1:15 – 2:15 pm       What Is Climate Change Anyway?

Brief Presentations and Q&A

2:15 – 2:45 pm     Picturing Climate Change in Thunder Bay: Urgency, Hope, and                         Action. A guided tour of EarthCare Thunder Bay and Lakehead University’s Collaborative photovoice exhibit on climate change.

2:45 – 3:45 pm      Student/Faculty Debate

Be it resolved that “Humans are rising to the challenge and tackling the climate change crisis

3:45 – 4:00 pm      Break

4:00 – 5:00 pm      Lecture: Sherilee Harper: “Climate change impacts on Indigenous peoples’ health: Stories from around the world”

5:00 – 6:00 pm      Dinner Break (Free for registered participants)

6:00 – 7:30 pm      Boreal Heartbeat: Emotional Impacts of Climate Change in Northwestern Ontario. Kelsey Jones-Casey, Fulbright Scholar

Day 2: September 29th, 2017

Venue: Bartley Residence, Conference Room, LU 

8:30 – 9:00 am    Coffee and informal greetings

ALL FOLLOWING PANEL DISCUSSIONS: 5 mins presentations per panelist. Floor will be open for discussion.

Chair of panel summarizes discussion

9:00 - 10:30 am   Lecture/Panel 1 : Climate Change impacts on the Lake Superior/watersheds

Panelists: Robert Stewart (Moderator)

     Carl Lindquist – Superior Watershed Partnership

     Tom Berry – Minnesota Sea Grant

     EJ Isaac – Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

   Alyssa Ray – Red Rock Indian Band

10:30 – 10:45 am  Tea Break

10.45 - 12.15 am   Lecture/Panel  2: Climate Modelling and Data Use

Panelists: Adam Cornwell (Moderator)

Al Douglas

Edmundo Fausto

Graham Saunders

Tammy Cook

12:15 - 1:00 pm   Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 pm     Lecture / Panel 3 The Bio-economy and climate mitigation

Panelists: Sudip Rakshit (Moderator)

                     Warren Mabee (Queens)

                     Colin Kelly (Confed college, Thunder Bay)

      David Johnson

2:30 - 3:00 pm Tea

3:00 - 3:15 pm       Lecture: Ontario’s Aboriginal Communities: On the frontline of the fight against Climate change - First Nation Technical Services (TBC)

3:15 - 4:45 pm        Lecture / Panel 4: Community Awareness Perspectives

Panelists:  Paul Berger (Moderator)

                 Rena Viehbeck (EarthCare, City of Thunder Bay)

                 Lindsay Galway

                 Charles Levkoe


While the event is free, please email Dr. Sudip Rakshit to ensure a spot.