Oil & Community: The Art & Science of Sustainability

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. Dates and topics below.

Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
ETLC 1-013, University of Alberta Campus

May 10 - The Impacts of the Boom on Fort McMurray
Melissa Blake, Mayor, Municipality of Wood Buffalo

May 17 - Immigration, Gender, and Labor Amid the Boom
Sherilyn Trompetter, Changing Together
Jan 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 Alberta
Heinz-Jürgen Peter, Research Associate, Parkland Institute

May 31 - First Nations Communities Negotiate Oil and Environment
Melody Lepine, Director, Mikisew Industrial Relations Corporation

June 7 - Tarsands and the 'Alberta Advantage': Understanding the Big Picture
Diana Gibson, Research Director, Parkland Institute

For further information consult:

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