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Climate change and academia: Addressing the carbon footprint of scholarly conferences

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Climate change and academia: Addressing the carbon footprint of scholarly conferences
When: 

Monday, May 28, 2018

10:30 - 12:00
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Where: 

First Nations - FN 2000

Series: 
Association event
Who can attend: 
All Congress registrants
Language: 
English

This interdisciplinary roundtable brings together four distinct and leading voices in the discussion of how to reduce academia's carbon footprint at scholarly conferences. The session, jointly held by the Environmental Studies Association of Canada and the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities, will address how universities and scholarly organizations can adopt new low carbon technologies and policies and will highlight criteria and other ways to help scholars flourish in their careers while using only their fair share of carbon. The roundtable discussion will be followed by a workshop session where participants will collectively work towards a collaborative set of ideas for reducing the carbon footprint presently associated with the scholarly exchange of ideas at conferences.

With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Aid for Interdisciplinary Sessions Fund.

Speakers: Simon Donner, Associate Professor of Climatology in the Department of Geography, The University of British Columbia; Geoffrey Martin Rockwell, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta; Ryan Katz-Rosene, Assistant Professor in Global Environmental Politics, University of Ottawa