This page will feature events that might be of interest to ELLA members.
Rising Seas and Sinking Islands: The Politics of Climate Change Refugees
During Sustainability Awareness Week, Global Education will screen the award-winning documentary “Anote’s Ark,” a film which explores the struggles of the small island nation of Kiribati in seeking a new homeland for its people. The film will be followed by an interactive discussion on the central challenges facing climate change migration today, led by Dr. Nicole Marshall.
Dr. Marshall is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. She completed her PhD in 2015 at the University of Alberta on climate change migration, ethics, international law, and policy and has since had her work published in three leading journals in her field. Nicole is currently writing a book-length manuscript on the significance of place vs. property for ‘sinking’ island nations and their people.
Where: Education 129
When: October 23 at 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Lougheed College Lectures – 2018 Fall Series
Be informed, challenged, and inspired by local, national, and international leaders from government, business, academica, and the cultural and nonprofit sectors. The Lougheed College Lectures present exceptional speakers from interdisciplinary backgrounds. They will share their perspectives and insights on the leadership needed to face the complex challenges of the 21st century.
October 15: Sara Hastings-Simon speaking on Critical Thinking
Interdisciplinary approaches to the complex energy and climate problem
October 29: Ken Regan speaking on Decision Making
Decision Making in Leadership
November 19: Drew Hayden Taylor speaking on Diversity
The Changing Face of Storytelling in the Indigenous 21st World
Where: Telus Centre 150
Science Slam is Back!
Come join us for Edmonton’s most epic science showdown. Watch scientists, researchers, and students battle to communicate their science topic in a unique way. A song, interpretive dance, stand-up comedy skit, spoken word… The possibilities are endless! What’s on the line? Only pride, fame and a science-y good time! Watch as our competitors battle to share science with YOU — their captive audience. Enjoy fascinating science in a variety of exciting and vivid presentations by local science enthusiasts during Science Slam!
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Billiard Club, 2nd Floor – 10505 82 Ave Edmonton, AB
1-4 p.m. on various dates
The University of Alberta Technology Training Centre is launching a new seniors program. They are hosting Wednesday afternoon sessions where seniors can learn about technology. The first four topics are:
- September 12: Introduction to Cellphones
- September 26: Taking Pictures with Your Phone
- October 17: Transfer Pictures from Phone to Computer
- October 31: Online Personal Security
Register in one of the following ways:
- Fill out the registration form at https://goo.gl/forms/JVgRF3brQDmzRfWE2
- Call 780-492-1397
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org