Sustainability Lectures

Infrastructure, fish and Indigenous and Traditional Peoples in Brazil's Amazon

New in Fall 2019! The Sustainability Council presents a new lecture series exploring local expertise and global innovation across all fields of sustainability. Join us to meet academics from the University of Alberta and beyond as they share new perspectives, and explore the diversity of issues encompassed by sustainability. Come out and help expand the campus dialogue on sustainability issues including climate change, water safety, resource extraction and more.

Time Location Speaker Topic
Sept 13
12-1 p.m.
TB 2
Mel Hogan
Genomic Media / Sustainable DNA
Oct 3 7-9 p.m. ETLC E1-007
All Candidates Forum 100 Debates on the Environment: Edmonton-Strathcona
Oct 8 3:30-5 p.m. Telus 134 Sheikh Abdul Aziz The Green Sheikh
Oct 22
3:30-5 p.m.
FAB 2-20
Patrick Mahon
Perilous Voyages: Art, Environment, and the Search for a Global Commons
Oct 31
1-2:30 p.m.
B-05 Lacerte
(Campus Saint Jean)
Debra Marquart
Beautiful Trouble: Imagining sustainable energy futures
Nov 5
9:30-11 a.m.
AF 1-13
Victor Lieffers
Forestry, values and climate change
Nov 5
4-5 p.m. p.m.
Second Playing Space, Timms Centre
Selena Couture and Stefano Muneroni
Climate Change Theatre Action: A panel discussion and play reading
Nov 18
12-1 p.m. ECHA 2-140
Lars Hallstrom
No Canary, No Coal Mine:
Understanding sustainability for rural communities in Alberta
Dec 2 12-1 p.m. ED 228
(North Campus)
Tiffany Higgins Infrastructure, Fish, and Brazilian Indigenous and Traditional Peoples in Brazil's Amazon
Dec 3
10:15-11:45 a.m. Classroom C167 (Augustana Campus) Tiffany Higgins Infrastructure, Fish, and Brazilian Indigenous and Traditional Peoples in Brazil's Amazon

Note: We regret that the Nicholas Ashbolt lecture has been postponed. Details to follow.

Previous speaker series

"An innovative speaker can revolutionize how we see the world." The University of Alberta's Sustainability Speaker Series ran from 2011 to 2019, bringing renowned leaders from all over the world to speak on sustainability issues such as climate change, just development, clean tech and pollution. Lectures have been free and open to the public, including alumni and community members


Past Speakers

2018-19 Bea Johnson
Tom Murphy Amy Luers
James Balog
2017-18 Shalini Kantayya George Kourounis
2016-17 Laurence C. Smith Manulani Aluli-Meyer
2015-16 Majora Carter Sheila Watt-Cloutier
2014-15 Tzeporah Berman Edward Burtynsky
2013-14 Paul Hawken Severn Cullis-Suzuki
2012-13 Thomas Homer Dixon Raj Patel Adria Vasil
2011-12 Bill McKibben Annie Leonard

Julian Agyeman

Winona LaDuke Maude Barlow