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Oil & Community Speaker Series: The Impacts of the Boom on Fort McMurray

Join the University of Alberta's Community Service-Learning Program and the Parkland Institute for a five-week speaker series that explores the impacts of the oil industry on Albertan communities. This series of talks is part of an interdisciplinary course at the University of Alberta that explores these themes by combining course work with community-facing projects in Fort McMurray. As such, the talks will pay particular attention to the impacts of the tarsands projects in northern Alberta on community sustainability. This free lecture series is open to the public. Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pmETLC 1-013, University of Alberta Campus May 10 - The Impacts of the Boom on Fort McMurrayMelissa Blake, Mayor, Municipality of Wood Buffalo May 17 - Immigration, Gender, and Labor Amid the BoomSherilyn Trompetter, Changing TogetherJan Reimer, Provincial Coordinator, Alberta Council of Women's Shelters May 24 - Is Nuclear a Solution to the Tarsands Energy Needs?Nashina Shariff, Associate Director, Toxics Watch Society of AlbertaHeinz-J├╝rgen Peter, Research Associate, Parkland Institute May 31 - First Nations Communities Negotiate Oil and EnvironmentMelody Lepine, Director, Mikisew Industrial Relations Corporation June 7 - Tarsands and the 'Alberta Advantage': Understanding the Big PictureDiana Gibson, Research Director, Parkland InstituteTBAFor further information [at] ualberta [dot] caparkland [at] ualberta [dot] ca

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