Engaged Citizens Speaker Series featuring Dr. Trevor Hancock

Feb
03
When: Monday, Feb 3, 2020, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Malaspina Theatre

Building 310, Nanaimo campus


Add to CalendarEngaged Citizens Speaker Series featuring Dr. Trevor Hancock02/03/2020 07:00 PM02/03/2020 09:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverConversations for a One Planet Region: Engaging citizens in the socio-cultural and ecological challenges of the Anthropocene Presented by: Dr. Trevor Hancock, President, Conversations for a One Planet Region and Retired Professor of Public Health, University of Victoria The world faces massive and rapid human-induced global ecological changes, commonly known as the Anthropocene, of which climate change is but one. To meet this challenge, we need to reduce our ecological footprint drastically and take only our fair share of the Earth’s bio-capacity and resources. But we are not yet having serious discussions about this. Conversations for a One Planet Region has been working to engage citizens in the Greater Victoria Region in such discussions, recognizing that if we don’t learn about and understand the problem, we can’t begin to imagine a better future and then co-design and co-create it. Dr. Trevor Hancock, Retired Professor and Senior Scholar with the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria, will talk about the social, cultural, economic, political, ethical and spiritual dimensions of the Anthropocene. He will also outline what Conversations for a One Planet Region is doing to engage people in coming to grips with this huge challenge and how to develop local actions. Sponsored by the VIU Alumni Association. This event is part of Global Citizens Week.   Monday, February 3, 2020 7-9 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and then a reception in the lobby of the Malaspina Theatre. Please register for your free ticket here: engagedcitizens2.eventbrite.ca. Presenter Bio:  Dr. Trevor Hancock is a public health physician and an internationally recognised leader in the creation of healthy cities and communities. For many decades he has focused on the relationship between health and the natural and built environments, co-founding the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and in the 1980s was the first Leader of the Green Party in Canada. Malaspina Theatre Building 310, Nanaimo campus false

Conversations for a One Planet Region: Engaging citizens in the socio-cultural and ecological challenges of the Anthropocene

Presented by: Dr. Trevor Hancock, President, Conversations for a One Planet Region and Retired Professor of Public Health, University of Victoria

The world faces massive and rapid human-induced global ecological changes, commonly known as the Anthropocene, of which climate change is but one. To meet this challenge, we need to reduce our ecological footprint drastically and take only our fair share of the Earth’s bio-capacity and resources. But we are not yet having serious discussions about this. Conversations for a One Planet Region has been working to engage citizens in the Greater Victoria Region in such discussions, recognizing that if we don’t learn about and understand the problem, we can’t begin to imagine a better future and then co-design and co-create it.

Dr. Trevor Hancock, Retired Professor and Senior Scholar with the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria, will talk about the social, cultural, economic, political, ethical and spiritual dimensions of the Anthropocene. He will also outline what Conversations for a One Planet Region is doing to engage people in coming to grips with this huge challenge and how to develop local actions.

Sponsored by the VIU Alumni Association. This event is part of Global Citizens Week.

 

Monday, February 3, 2020

7-9 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and then a reception in the lobby of the Malaspina Theatre. Please register for your free ticket here: engagedcitizens2.eventbrite.ca.

Presenter Bio: 

Dr. Trevor Hancock is a public health physician and an internationally recognised leader in the creation of healthy cities and communities. For many decades he has focused on the relationship between health and the natural and built environments, co-founding the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and in the 1980s was the first Leader of the Green Party in Canada.


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