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Queen's University

2011/12 Seminar Series

The SES seminars deal with a diverse range of environmental issues, with speakers from the humanities, social studies, arts, health sciences, engineering and natural sciences. The typical format is a 45 minute presentation by a speaker, followed by 15 minutes for audience questions, although there may be variations on this depending on the topic of the presentation. All are welcome to attend.

The seminars will take place twice a month on Thursdays from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in BioSciences 1120 (unless otherwise indicated below).  Please see below for dates.

Co-ordinated by Dr. Graham Whitelaw

2011/2012 Seminars

Oct. 6/11
Prof. Trevor Hill
Professor and Deputy Head, School of Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
"Demographic and economic changes in small towns in South Africa's Karoo: looking from the inside out"

Oct. 27/11

*3:30pm Walter Light Auditorium*

Prof. Curt Stager
Professor, Paul Smith's College, New York

"Climate Whiplash: the next 100,000 years of life on Earth"

Nov. 24/11
Ramsey Hart

Canada Program Coordinator, MiningWatch Canada

"Mining in Ontario's Ring of Fire: a tinder box for conflict or a spark or hope?"

Dec. 1/11

Gulaid Egeh

Dr. Adam Fenech

Carbon Consultant at HR Carbon

Dept. of Environmental Science, University of Toronto

"Carbon Accounting: quantifying GHG emissions"

Dec. 8/11  

Wes Johnston

Director of Policy and Research, Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)

"Solar Energy in Canada: an industry overview"
Feb. 9/12  

Leela Viswanathan
Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University

"Decolonizing Planning Knowledge and Practices in Ontario"

Mar. 8/12


Dr. Bill Montevecchi
Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
"The Long Reach of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster"

Mar. 16/12


Dr. Kelly Munkittrick
Canada Research Chair in Ecosystem Health Assessment, Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick

"Putting Health Back into Ecosystem Health Assessment"

Mar. 21/12






Ralph Nader American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney "Going Green in a Corporate Climate"

Mar. 29/12


Daniel Shipp
Sustainability Initiatives Coordinator, City of Kingston

"Integrating and Planning for Sustainable Cities"

April 5/12


Simon Smith

MES candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

"Visitor Planning and Management in Eastern Ontario's Protected Spaces: how does science guide policy?"

April 12/12


Anna Graham

MES candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

"Pesticides at Expo 67: using analytical chemistry to study history"

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