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Policy Talks: Anne Johnson - Consultation, Consent, and Climate Change

When:
Thursday, March 14, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where:
Robert Sutherland Hall
Room: 202
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Talk title: Consultation, Consent, and Climate Change: The Challenge of Crafting Responsible Extractive Policy in an Era of Reconciliation 

Integrated approaches to big policy issues have had mixed results, and Indigenous people in Canada demand a reset of their relationship with the Crown.  In this setting, what does a “responsible” extractive policy look like and how do we get there?

Anne Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining, and Director of the Graduate Diploma program in Social Performance Management at Queen’s University.  She holds degrees in Art History, Computing and Information Science, Education and Mining Engineering.  Her interests in social justice, environmental stewardship and policy led her to explore the ways in which engineering students develop and apply the skills and values associated with sustainability in mining.

Because mineral extraction occurs at the physical and figurative boundaries of values systems, Anne contends that intercultural competence is a critical skill for responsible practice. In her doctoral work, she identified the problematic beliefs that function as obstacles to the development of intercultural competence for mining students.  Anne is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board for the Mining Industry Human Resource Council of Canada for which she has developed training on intercultural competence. 

Contact:
Celia Russell
russellc@queensu.ca
Cost:
Free
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