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Symposium Schedule

 8:00 - 9:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
 9:15 AM Welcome
 9:30 AM How is the Arctic changing our climate?
Keynote: Dr. David Barber
Canada Research Chair Tier I (Arctic System Science); Associate Dean (Research), Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources; Professor, Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
 10:30 AM Refreshment break
 11:00 AM

Churchill, Manitoba: Economic Pillars and Climate Change
Keynote: The Honorable Mayor Michael Spence, Town of Churchill 

 Noon - 1 PM Lunch Break (lunch provided)
 1:00 PM Climate Change: Challenges – moderated panel discussion
Moderator: Bob Cox, Publisher, Winnipeg Free Press
Panelists:
Dr. Fikret Berkes, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
Dr. Andrea Charron, Director, Centre for Defence and Security Studies; Assistant Professor, Political Studies, University of Manitoba
Dr. Brooke Milne, Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor, Anthropology, and Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), University of Manitoba
Dr. Ronald Stewart, Professor, Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
Dr. Feiyue Wang, Professor, Environmental Chemistry & Biogeochemistry; Canada Research Chair in Arctic Environmental Chemistry; Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba
2:15 PM Refreshment break
2:45 PM Climate Change: Opportunities – moderated panel discussion 
Moderator: Paul Samyn, Editor, Winnipeg Free Press
Panelists:
Dr. Jackie Dawson, Associate Professor, Geography, Environment, and Geomatics, University of Ottawa; Canada Research Chair in Environment, Society and Policy       
Dr. Martin Fortier, Executive Director, Sentinel North; Assistant to Vice-Rector Research and Innovation, Université Laval
Dr. Adolf Ng, Professor, Supply Chain Management; Director, Transport Institute, Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba
Dr. Lot Shafai, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
Dr. Gary Stern, Professor, Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, University of Manitoba
4:00 PM Symposium ends