Climate Change Communication: Building Bridges with Prof. Wildcat

April 6, 2023 | 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. | LC 430

Climate Change Communications

The Climate Change - Beyond Law Series is embedded into the climate change law course at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law as an open forum for conversations on meaningful and just climate solutions. The series deals with key issues often left out of conventional climate law courses, and engages important voices with diverse perspectives.

The second edition of the series focuses on “Climate Change Communication: Building Bridges”. Discord, division and disputes have hallmarked climate discourse in Canada. While the courts are increasingly becoming the dominant forum for resolving climate-related disputes, litigation-based climate wins can only incrementally improve climate actions, at best. There is simply no substitute to rational discourse.

What does that mean or entail in the context of climate change governance? Prof. Wildcat will be discussing this at the next edition of the series.



Matthew Wildcat is Nehiyaw (Plains Cree) and a member of the Ermineskin Cree Nation. As an assistant professor at the Political Science Department of the University of Alberta, he teaches and researches in areas including Partnership Strategies; Indigenous Engagement; and Governance in Indigenous Nations. He served as the Director of Communications and Senior Advisor on Governance for the Maskwacis Education Schools Commission between 2016 and 2018, and currently co-leads the Prairie Indigenous Philosophy Project.