CANCELLED Climate Change: A Very Real Issue for Northern Ontario

Event Date: 
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Paterson Auditorium, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, 3rd Floor, 401 Red River Road, Lakehead University

EDIT: THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED. DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE COMMISSIONER WAS UNABLE TO FLY TO THUNDER BAY.

Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will speak on climate change at this community event in Thunder Bay on February 25th. 


The Commissioner will provide an overview of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, including past successes and challenges, and how upcoming changes will affect Ontarians’ environmental rights; recent climate science on the urgent threat climate change poses to our planet and province; Ontario’s current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; and what needs to be done to reduce emissions and adapt for the future. It is too late to just talk about the climate, what counts now is action.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

 

Nipigon, Wednesday, March 29th

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Nipigon Community Center

Join us for a conversation about climate and weather variability in our region, and how it is impacting our well-being. Kelsey Jones-Casey, a Fulbright Fellow at Lakehead University, will be guiding the group discussions about our connections to the land, our observations of changing weather patterns, and the impact of these changes on our well-being. This is the first of three community conversations that will be held on the north shore of Lake Superior.

Facebook event here

Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Public Presentation Thunder Bay

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Study Coffeehouse
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8703

Over the past year and a half, the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council (LUSSC), and its three Working Groups have developed a 5 year Sustainability Action Plan for the University. This plan has three main sections: Academics, Operations, and Engagement.

Staff, faculty, and students are invited to learn about the draft Sustainability Action Plan.

Plan to attend, and please share your feedback - help shape the future of sustainability at the University.

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: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Sudip Rakshit
Event Contact E-mail: 

Lakehead University Climate Change Forum      

AGENDA

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.

 

 

 

Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Public Presentation Orillia

Event Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
OA 1033
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8703

Over the past year and a half, the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council (LUSSC), and its three Working Groups have developed a 5 year Sustainability Action Plan for the University. This plan has three main sections: Academics, Operations, and Engagement.

Staff, faculty, and students are invited to learn about the draft Sustainability Action Plan.

Plan to attend, and please share your feedback - help shape the future of sustainability at the University.

 

Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Library Drop-In

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Paterson Library - main entrance
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8703

Over the past year and a half, the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council (LUSSC), and its three Working Groups have developed a 5 year Sustainability Action Plan for the University. This plan has three main sections: Academics, Operations, and Engagement.

Stop by our booth at the Paterson Library to learn more and to share your feedback.

Fill out the feedback form and enter a draw for a raffle prize.

Safe Cycling Commuter Cycling Skills Course

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 6:00pm EST to Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:00pm EST
Event Location: 
UC1003

The Office of Sustainability is offering a limit of twelve free admissions to a four hours Commuter Cycling Skills Course run by EcoSuperior. If you want to cycle more confidently on multi-use trails, bike lanes, or roads with light to moderate traffic, this course is for you. This course was donated by the City of Thunder Bay for Lakehead University’s participation in the 2018 Commuter Challenge.

 Click here for an outline of what the course will cover.

Skills or equipment that you need to participate: Participants must know how to ride a bicycle and should bring their bike, helmet, water, and snacks. Rental bikes are available for a fee.

The course will run two times over the fall term, with six participants per course. Registration is on a first come first serve basis, and is limited to staff, faculty, and students. 

October 23rd and 25th, 6-8 pm, at Lakehead University (participants attend both dates, weather permitting)

November 6th and 8th, 6-8 pm, at Lakehead University (participants attend both dates, weather permitting)

To register, please email Ledah McKellar at coordinator.sustainability@lakeheadu.ca

 


 

Safe Cycling: Commuter Cycling Skills Course

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:00pm EDT to Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 8:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
RC1003

The Office of Sustainability is offering a limit of twelve free admissions to a four hours Commuter Cycling Skills Course run by EcoSuperior. If you want to cycle more confidently on multi-use trails, bike lanes, or roads with light to moderate traffic, this course is for you. This course was donated by the City of Thunder Bay for Lakehead University’s participation in the 2018 Commuter Challenge.

Click here for an outline of what the course will cover.

Skills or equipment that you need to participate: Participants must know how to ride a bicycle and should bring their bike, helmet, water, and snacks. Rental bikes are available for a fee.

The course will run two times over the fall term, with six participants per course. Registration is on a first come first serve basis, and is limited to staff, faculty, and students. 

October 23rd and 25th, 6-8 pm, at Lakehead University (participants attend both dates, weather permitting)

November 6th and 8th, 6-8 pm, at Lakehead University (participants attend both dates, weather permitting)

To register, please email Ledah McKellar at coordinator.sustainability@lakeheadu.ca

 

 

 

Indigenous Student Focus Group For Sustainability Action Plan

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Aboriginal Student Lounge

Seeking Climate Justice: A presentation by youth activist Kelsey Juliana

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
TB: Faculty Lounge OR: OA3041

Join us for a guest speaker presentation by Kelsey Juliana, a youth activist and lead plaintiff in Juliana v. U.S. 

Juliana v. United States is about a failure by the U.S. government to act on climate change. The 21 youth named in the Our Childrens’ Trust lawsuit claim that by creating a national energy system that causes climate change, the U.S. government is depriving them of their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property.

FREE ADMISSION AND REFRESHMENTS

Wednesday, September 19
1:00 pm, followed by Q&A
Doors open at 12:30 pm
Thunder Bay: Faculty Lounge
Orillia: OA3041

“I believe that climate change is the most pressing issue my generation
will ever face, indeed that the world has ever faced.

This is an environmental issue and it is also a human rights issue.”

            - Kelsey Juliana

This event is sponsored by Graduate Studies and Research in Education, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Education, the Office of Sustainability, EcoSuperior, and the LUSU Sustainability Initiative.

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