Visionary Conversations is a speaker series at the University of Manitoba hosted by president and vice-chancellor Dr. David T. Barnard. Some of the university’s leading minds share their insight on issues affecting our world and how the decisions we make today will shape our future.
For the next event, titled “‘Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful’: Our Changing Climate,” join our expert panel in a discussion about the changes our climate, our growing population and need for resources are forcing us to address today. Climate change is not about the planet, but about people, their habitat and the economic, social and political adaptations needed in order to respond to the impacts of climate change.
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Where: Robert B. Schultz Theatre, St. John’s College, Fort Garry Campus
When: Reception in the Galleria from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm, sponsored by the Alumni Association; Panel Discussion from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, including audience questions
David Barber, Canada Research Chair in Arctic System Science and director of the Centre for Earth Observation Science;
Paul Bullock, soil science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences;
John Hanesiak, environment and geography, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources;
Brooke Milne, anthropology, Faculty of Arts
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Our Visionary Conversations speaker series will continue throughout 2012. Please join president and vice-chancellor David T. Barnard and the university community for these themed events:
February 15, 2012: Too Much, Too Little, Two Lakes
April 11, 2012: Human Rights and Gender Issues
June 13, 2012: The Food We Eat
Previous Visionary Conversations included standing-room-only discussions titled: Apocalypse or Utopia?, Livable Cities and Our Aging Population.
“This series of conversations featuring some of the best minds nurtured at the University of Manitoba builds on our tradition of excellence, innovation and global influence,” explains David Barnard, president and vice-chancellor. “The ideas generated will contribute to efforts in finding solutions to challenges faced by our province and its citizens.”
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