Jonathan Connor, Manager of Partner in Climate Protection (PCP) Program, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), will be giving a seminar entitled “Advancing Climate Change Mitigation at the Local Level: Strategies and Approaches from the Local Government Toolbox” as part of the School of Environmental Studies seminar series on Thursday, February 20th from 2:30pm-3:30pm in BioSciences room 1120.
My supervisor, Dr. Myra Hird, was featured in the Fall 2013 issue of (e)Affect, a Queen’s University publication from the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research).
My interview with Alec Ross was also included in the article under the section “Graduate benefits”.
I am very fortunate to be a part of the Canada’s Waste Flow project.
Yvonne Rollins, PhD Candidate in the Geography Department at Western University, and I have organized a session at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers.
For this paper session we seek to contribute to the conference theme of scale and sustainability by calling for papers that implicitly or explicitly take a systems’ approach to researching waste management issues. Waste management systems can be conceptualized as involving flows of waste materials through complex, multi-faceted systems, which are developed and managed by socio-political institutions, but which are also bound up with attitudes and behaviours of individuals operating within the system (such as residents, scavengers and policy makers). In this view, waste management systems comprise a network of organizations and individuals operating at different geographic scales.
As Lepawsky and Mather (2011) and Sheppard and McMaster (2004) demonstrate, it may be instructive to consider the meanings associated with and the implications of system boundaries on waste management to achieve systems that are environmentally progressive, socially acceptable, economically viable and politically deliverable. Through this session we aim to contribute to a current debate within academic and policy circles that critiques overly technical accounts of waste management policy decisions and we seek to widen the research lens to accommodate different geographic contexts and social perceptions of waste itself.
The session’s discussant will be Dr. Virginia Maclaren.
My abstract “The Environmental Impacts of Canadian Waste Transportation: From a Risk and Uncertainty Perspective” has been accepted for paper presentation at the Sixth International Conference on Climate Change.
The session will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland in June 2014.
Daniel Shipp, the Sustainable Initiatives Coordinator for the City of Kingston, will be giving a seminar entitled “Are You Climate Ready? A presentation on the latest IPCC model for shifting climate in Eastern Ontario and the hope for change through Kingston’s Community Climate Action Plan and Adaptation Strategy” as part of the School of Environmental Studies seminar series on Thursday, October 17th from 2:30pm-3:30pm in BioSciences room 1120.
Dr. Stephen Murphy, Professor and Chair of the Department of Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo, will be giving a seminar entitled “You Say Restoration and I Say Resilience: Let’s Not Just Talk Our Heads Off” as part of the School of Environmental Studies seminar series on Thursday, September 19th from 2:30pm-3:30pm in BioSciences room 1120. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors in all departments are welcome to attend.
My review of Anne Phillips’ Gender & Culture has been published in the August 2013 edition of Feminist Theory.