The Canadian Oil Sands: Economic saviour or environmental disaster?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 23:00 to Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 01:00

Cost: Free

Accessibility: wheelchair accessible, entrance off of Seymour, south of Hastings

The Alberta oil sands are being promoted by industry and government as the solution to North American future energy needs. The impacts of oil sands development have been downplayed in propaganda promoting the oil sands. In this lecture, Dr. Schindler will discuss some of the impacts that have been ignored or misrepresented, such as water quality, fisheries, wetland reclamation, carbon sequestration, and treaties with aboriginal communities.

Bio: Dr. Schindler received his doctorate at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He began his career as an assistant professor at Trent University and then joined the Fisheries Research Board of Canada where he was the founding director of the Eperimental Lakes Area in nowthwestern Ontario. Schindler's work with eutrophication and acid rain has been used in Canada, the USA and Europe as teh basis for environmental policy. He left ELA to take the University of Alberta's Killam Memorial Chair in 1989.

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Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings SFU Vancouver, Asia Pacific Hall
Vancouver , BC
49° 17' 3.7248" N, 123° 6' 46.1664" W
British Columbia CA

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