Under The Weather is a monthly lecture series on climate activism and research brought to you by CKUT 90.3 FM, McGill University's Sustainability Projects Fund, and Climate Justice Montreal. For more information on the project, visit http://undertheweather.ckut.ca/ For more information on CKUT, you can visit http://ckut.ca/c/
Sakura Saunders of Protest Barrick
“Nothing better illustrates the heartless and mechanistic nature of our system than modern day gold mining.”
Sakura will give an overview of the gold mining industry, from environmental and human rights impacts to an overview of many communities resisting its abuses. She will also talk about the complicity of the Canadian government in collaboration with governments around the word, with a focus on the cracks in the system when this corruption has been exposed. Sakura will also explain what we can do to combat this unnecessary evil.
Defending the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Extraction with Mel Bazil of the Unist’ot’en Action Camp
CKUT 90.3 FM, QPIRG Concordia, No One Is Illegal, The Anti-Colonial Solidarity Collective, Climate Justice Montreal, and Submedia.tv present
The 7th Edition of Under The Weather
Defending the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Extraction
featuring MEL BAZIL, indigenous Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en organizer, sovereigntist, and anarchist of the Unist'ot'en Action Camp
With an introduction by Clifton Nicholas and a special opening by the Buffalo Hat Singers
Youth Engagement in Climate Justice with Joanna Petrasek Macdonald
This is the 6th edition of Under The Weather, featuring Joanna Petrasek MacDonald of the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group
A Necessary Voice: Youth Engagement in Climate Change Policy, Research, and Action
She is currently completing her Master’s thesis at McGill on the impacts of climate change on the mental health and well-being of Inuit youth in Nunatsiavut, Labrador and the connection between participatory video and youth resilience. Joanna’s interests in youth and climate change stem from a background in climate activism, including having attended both COP15 and COP16 for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a Canadian Youth Delegate, as well as serving on the Executive Committee for the Sierra Youth Coalition. Come hear about how Joanna has bridged the gap between activism and academia in youth-based climate justice organizing and research!
For more information on the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group, visit http://www.jamesford.ca/
Also featuring a special presentation by Thomas Pringle and Tyler Lawson of the Moving Image Research Lab at McGill University! We'll be doing a special collaboration with MIRL in June, so stay tuned for that! In the meantime, check out http://mirl.lab.mcgill.ca/
Urban Sustainability featuring Dr. Kevin Manaugh, Dr. Julia Freeman, and Dr. Marieve Isabel
March featured a special in-studio edition of Under The Weather. The focus was on urban sustainability. We interviewed Kevin Manaugh of the McGill School of Environment and the School of Urban Planning and then sat down for a round-table discussion with Julia Freeman and Marieve Isabel of the Montreal Urban Sustainability Experience at McGill University. Special thanks to Melissa Fundira for interviewing Professor Manaugh and for joining us in-studio!
The Soil Connection: Eating Meat For the Good of the Planet
a lecture by HOLLY DRESSEL
Best-Selling Author, Teacher, Environmentalist and Researcher
Best-selling author and researcher, Professor Holly Dressel of McGill’s School of the Environment is one of Canada's most recognized names in teaching, environmental studies, health care, economic concerns and aboriginal issues.
Dressel is best known for her work with celebrated environmentalist David Suzuki on film and radio programs, as well as the three books they have written together: From Naked Ape to Super-species, Good News for a Change and More Good News. All three books handle problems specific to urban environments and argue for the extreme importance of biodiversity in the healthy survival of all systems, from water and carbon cycles to climate and social cohesion. She is also the writer, producer, broadcaster or researcher for many radio and television series and documentaries, mostly done for CBC and the NFB. In addition to her involvement with environmental subjects, Dressel wrote Who Killed the Queen? The Story of a Community Hospital and How to Fix Health Care, the most complete book on the history and status of the Canadian Health care system. Professor Dressel is in demand as a journalist, speaker and media expert on a variety of issues, including climate change, economic systems, biodiversity and habitat preservation, indigenous and traditional systems, public health and genetic engineering.
Dressel has worked for many years with native and traditional communities around the world, from the Quebec Cree and Mohawk to the people of Colombia’s Choco and the Kerala region of India.
Dr. Timothy Merlis
This is the fourth edition of Under The Weather, featuring Dr. Timothy Merlis of the McGill University department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Timothy Merlis´s research focuses on modelling climate sensitivity, tropical cyclones, and atmospheric circulation. Listen to this podcast to hear about climate modelling and the challenges of researching climate change, what kinds of predictions these models can make, and how climate research can be tied in to policy-making.