Spring 2022 Series

March 23 Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima

Water is Life - how simple plants can contribute

Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima

Dean of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources since September 1, 2020, Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima, received his PhD from the University of Munich and served as a Full Professor of Ecological Impact Research & Ecotoxicology at the Technical University Berlina and Professor of Aquatic Ecotoxicology in an Urban Environment at the University of Helsinki. His research has been supported by federal and regional ministries of China, Brazil, South Korea, Germany and Finland.

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March 30 Dr. Michelle McCrystall

A wetter future for the Arctic

Dr. Michelle McCrystall

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS)

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April 6 Dr. Karen Alley

The Future is Unstable: Studying the World's Great Ice Sheets and Glaciers to Understand Sea-Level Rise

Dr. Karen Alley

Centre for Earth Observation Science, Department of Environment and Geography

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April 13 Dr. Nicole Wilson

Decolonizing Climate Justice and Water Governance in the Canadian Arctic

Dr. Nicole Wilson

Canada Research Chair in Arctic Environmental Change and Governance

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April 20 Dr. Lisa Loseto

What can beluga whales teach us about climate change, ecosystems and human relations

Dr. Lisa Loseto

Associate Professor, Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), Research Scientist, Arctic Marine Ecosystems, Conservation and Biotracers Arctic Research in O&P Region Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Freshwater Institute

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April 27 Dr. Juliana Marini Marson

Virtual Planet Earth: Can we trust models to predict changes in the climate system?

Dr. Juliana Marini Marson

Assistant Professor, Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) CHR Faculty of Environment, Earth & Resources

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Fall 2021 Series

November 3 Dr. Melanie Soderstrom

Dr. Melanie Soderstrom

Dr. Melanie Soderstrom is Associate Professor and Associate Head (Graduate) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on building a comprehensive model of the normal processes of early language acquisition.

November 17 Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima

Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima

Dean of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources since September 1, 2020, Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima, received his PhD from the University of Munich and served as a Full Professor of Ecological Impact Research & Ecotoxicology at the Technical University Berlina and Professor of Aquatic Ecotoxicology in an Urban Environment at the University of Helsinki. His research has been supported by federal and regional ministries of China, Brazil, South Korea, Germany and Finland.

November 24 Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima

Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima

Dean of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources since September 1, 2020, Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima, received his PhD from the University of Munich and served as a Full Professor of Ecological Impact Research & Ecotoxicology at the Technical University Berlina and Professor of Aquatic Ecotoxicology in an Urban Environment at the University of Helsinki. His research has been supported by federal and regional ministries of China, Brazil, South Korea, Germany and Finland.

December 1 Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima

Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima

Dean of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources since September 1, 2020, Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima, received his PhD from the University of Munich and served as a Full Professor of Ecological Impact Research & Ecotoxicology at the Technical University Berlina and Professor of Aquatic Ecotoxicology in an Urban Environment at the University of Helsinki. His research has been supported by federal and regional ministries of China, Brazil, South Korea, Germany and Finland.

Spring 2021 Series

May 5 Leona Star & Dr. Mariette Chartier [BSc/89, MSc/99, PhD/06]

Leona Star and Dr. Chartier

Leona & Dr. Chartier

Dr. Chartier is a Senior Research Scientist at MCHP and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. Her career extends from clinical nursing, mental health research, early childhood policy development, to population health.

May 12 Dr. Niigaanwewidam Sinclair

Niigaanwewidam Sinclair

Where Reconciliation Lives

Dr. Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter's/Little Peguis) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is a regular commentator on Indigenous issues on CTV, CBC, and APTN, and his written work can be found in the pages of The Exile Edition of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama, newspapers like The Guardian, and online with CBC Books: Canada Writes.

MAY 19 Dr. Soheila Karimi

Dr. Soheila Karimi

Research Advances in Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Development for Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Karimi is a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the Max Rady College of Medicine Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. She is an instrumental member of the Regenerative Medicine Program, Spinal Cord Research Center and the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. 

JUNE 2 Dr. Robert Mizzi

Dr. Robert Mizzi

LGBTQ2 Educators Teaching Overseas

Dr. Mizzi is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education. He has published over 50 chapters, articles, and reviews in academic journals and books, including the Journal of Homosexuality and the Journal of Studies in International Education. His areas of research interest include two-spirit, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer-inclusive schools, and minoritized and/or migrant educators. 

JUNE 9 Dr. Cary Miller

Cary Miller

Anti-Racism Practice

Dr. Miller is Anishinaabe and descends from St. Croix and Leech Lake communities. She is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Native Studies. Her research is in Anishinaabe leadership in the early 19th century, Anishinaabe women’s history, Treaties and sovereignty, Wisconsin Indian History, and Cultures of the Great Lakes Region. 

JUNE 16 Dr. Gordon Goldsborough, [BSc(Hons)/81, PhD/86]

VLFL Winter 2021

Preparing to restore Manitoba's Netley-Libau Marsh, the largest freshwater coastal wetland in North America

Dr. Goldsborough, [BSc(Hons)/81, PhD/86]; Professor, and President of the Manitoba Historical Society, who was named to the Order of Manitoba on May 12, 2021, the province’s highest honour. Dr. Goldsborough is an aquatic ecologist and has guided conservation policy for wetlands across the country 

JUNE 21 Dr. Annette Desmarais

Dr. Annette Demarais

Why does food sovereignty matter?

Dr. Desmarais is Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Social Justice and Food Sovereignty. She is the author of La Vía Campesina: Globalization and the Power of Peasants (2007) that has been published in French, Spanish, Korean, Italian and Portuguese. She also co-edited Food Sovereignty: Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community (2010) and Food Sovereignty in Canada: Creating Just and Sustainable Food Systems (2011).

JUNE 23 Dr. Esyllt Jones [MA/97, PhD/03]

Dr. Esylit Jones

Public Health History and Pandemic Planning: the Royal Society of Canada COVID-19 Taskforce

Dr. Jones is the Dean of Studies, St. John's College and Department of History Professor. Her research interests include the history of health and disease in Canada and the modern world, 20th century health activism and politics, transnational social movements, working class history, and the history of Winnipeg.

Winter 2021: Alumni Scholars Series

February 10 - Johise Namwira [BA/17]

 Johise Namwira

Johise Namwira [BA/17]

Trauma-informed research: understanding sexual violence in DR Congo.

February 17 - Dr. Bob Chrismas [MPAdmin/09, PhD/17]

Bob Christmas

Dr. Bob Chrismas [MPAdmin/09, PhD/17]

Interrupting sex trafficking and pracademics

February 24 - Taylor Morriseau [BSc(Hons)/17]

Taylor Morriseau on stairway

Taylor Morriseau [BSc(Hons)/17]

Rewriting history: explaining the rise of type 2 diabetes among indigenous youth

March 3 - John Amedick [BSc(EE)/81]

John Amedick

John Amedick [BSc(EE)/81]

Out of the dark & unusual projects

March 10 - Dr. Gigi Osler [BScMed/92, MD/92]

Gigi Osler

Dr. Gigi Osler [BScMed/92, MD/92]

Hot health topics for 2021

March 17 - Dr. Judith Bartlett [MD/87, MSc/04]

Alumna Dr. Judith Bartlett, the 2020 Lifetime Achievement recipient

Dr. Judith Bartlett [MD/87, MSc/04]

Best practices in intercultural health

March 24 - Kimberly Prost [LLB/81]

Kimberly Prost & David Asper

Kimberly Prost [LLB/81]

Dean David Asper, Q.C., in conversation with International Criminal Court Judge Kimberly Prost

March 31 - In conversation with 5468796 architecture partners

Johanna Hurme, Colin Neufeld and Sasa Radulovic

Sasa Radulovic [BEnvD/99, MArch/03], Johanna Hurme [BEnvD/99, MArch/02], Colin Neufeld [BEnvD/00, MArch/03]

2020 Lectures

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