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Meet the speakers

Get to know a bit more about our speakers and the road that led them to the topic of their Sustainability Lecture.

Triptych of berries, fish and moose.
Can hunting and local harvest solve the dietary crisis in Northern Indigenous communities?

Michael Robidoux works directly with Dene and Métis communities to strengthen food security.

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Woman with viola standing in front of photo of open pit mine.
Fort Mac’s AltoNative History

Tanya Kalmanovitch returns to her home to write the Tar Sands Songbook.

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Grassy lawn with icons of park elements
A Walk in the Park

University of Alberta alumna Kira Hunt’s journey into landscape design.

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Men in hard hats climb a ladder
Angeline Letourneau’s path to environmental sociology

University of Alberta PhD candidate is researching Alberta oil sands workers’ self-conceptions of masculinity.

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Statue of robot sits amdidst trees on fire
Teaching Machines to Fight Fire

After a summer spent fighting fires in B.C., ALES graduate student Jessica Zerb is using AI to predict future wildfires.

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Man gestures off-screen while standing in front of foggy river
Unlearning colonialism to overcome the climate crisis

Education professor Dwayne Donald on his work’s connections to sustainability.

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Aerial view of trees amid smoke or fog.
Victor Lieffers: Protecting forests under fire

“The issue is not unsustainable logging. The problem is climate change.”

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