Earth Day falls on Sunday, April 22, and University of Manitoba professors are available to speak to media about Earth Day and the environment.
The U of M has gained international recognition for innovative research programs aimed at protecting our planet and its resources. From alternative energy research, to improving the efficiencies of power grids and turbines, our scientists and engineers are improving the way we power our lives. And as the birthplace of canola, the University of Manitoba is a trailblazer in agricultural research. Our scientists and engineers are developing news ways to harvest the energy of soils and plants, reduce farm waste, supply high quality grains to consumers, and even build houses from straw.
Kristina Hunter, an instructor in the Department of Environment and Geography, is involved with various boards and committees whose mandate is to create a more ecologically sound society. She is a founding member of the Manitoba Earth Day Committee, and she is a member of the Manitoba Roundtable on Sustainable Development.
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Rod Kueneman, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, has written about the Alberta tar sands and the environment and he is a member of the South Osborne Community Co-Operative and Transition Winnipeg, a group developing small-scale, community-led responses to complex challenges such as climate change, peak oil and economic instability.
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John Sinclair, a professor in the U of M’s Natural Resource Institute, teaches courses in environmental assessment, environmental governance, individual and social learning through resource and environmental management and thesis research methods. He is very active both locally and nationally with a number of environmental non-governmental organizations and professional associations, such as Resource Conservation Manitoba, and the Canadian Environment Network’s Environmental Assessment Caucus.
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