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This paper is part of the LAS Working Papers Series and will be presented on March 1, 2012, at SFU Vancouver.
Date created: 2012
Date created: 2008
Bio:Shauna Sylvester is a graduate of McGill University and Simon Fraser University and until recently, served as the Executive Director of the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Currently she is Professor of Professional Practice at SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and in September she is delighted to be moving into a new role as Executive Director of Urban Sustainability Directors' Network for the US and Canada.She has co-founded and led five initiatives: the SFU Public Square, Carbon Talks, Renewable Cities, Canada's World, and IMPACS – the Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society and has worked with colleagues in launching consortiums like Moving in a Livable Region and Canadian Cities + COP26. Shauna has years of experience working globally, in conflict and post-conflict zones, with incredible women's initiatives, media groups, multilateral processes and civil society organizations.In the early 1980s and 90s, she was active with HIV/AIDS, disability, peace and environment organizations. She also worked at IDERA – the International Development Education Research Association, CUSO, Community Living Society and Canada World Youth. Shauna co-chaired SPARC BC's first Community Development Institute, the Civicus World Assembly, led the Canadian forestry working group for the EarthSummit, organized the Canadian meeting for the Beijing Women's conference in 1994 and participated in three COP processes. She has published widely in mainstream newspapers, provided commentary to national and local TV and radio and authored her own climate blog.Resources:The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue: https://www.sfu.ca/dialogue.htmlThe Social Planning and Research Council of B.C. (SPARC BC): https://www.sparc.bc.ca/Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS): https://reliefweb.int/organization/impacsCuso International: https://cusointernational.org/Canada World Youth: https://canadaworldyouth.org/CIVICUS World Assembly: https://www.civicus.org/worldassembly/Imagine Canada: https://www.imaginecanada.ca/enCanada's World: https://www.sfu.ca/dialogue/programs/international-relations/canadas-world.htmlCOP26: https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/cop26Fossil of the Year Award: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canada-tagged-as-fossil-of-the-year-1.827062Carbon Talks: https://carbontalks.wordpress.com/about/Renewable Cities: https://www.renewablecities.ca/about-renewable-citiesSFU Public Square: https://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/about.htmlRenovictions: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/residential-tenancies/ending-a-tenancy/renovictionsSemester in Dialogue: https://www.sfu.ca/dialogue/semester/Ecotrust Canada: https://ecotrust.ca/The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (The Circle): https://www.the-circle.ca/how-we-work.htmlUrban Sustainability Directors Network: https://www.usdn.org/about.html
Date created: 2022-06-07
Grace Nosek is the Founder and Student Director of the UBC Climate Hub, a unique entity combining significant financial and administrative support from the university, with a governance structure that allows student staff and volunteers to shape priorities for the Hub — and collaborate with stakeholders from across the university and beyond. Grace has published several academic articles on law and narrative; is the author of a hopeful young adult climate fantasy series, the Ava of the Gaia trilogy; and is the host of a climate storytelling podcast, Planet Potluck. She's given dozens of talks on climate narratives and storytelling, and writes and speaks about the topic whenever she can. She is also the Executive Producer of Climate Comeback, a short film harnessing the power of sports to bring people together around tangible climate action. Grace is currently pursuing her PhD in law at the University of British Columbia, studying how to use law to protect climate change science from manufactured doubt. She is fascinated by the intersection of law and story, and focuses her research on how law can tell better stories in the pursuit of environmental and social justice. She holds a B.A. from Rice University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M from the University of British Columbia. Grace's research has been supported by a Fulbright Canada fellowship, a Harvard Knox Memorial Traveling Fellowship, and a British Columbia Law Foundation fellowship, among others.
Date created: 2021-06-15
Elisabeth Pasquette:I am an assistant professor of Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina, and affiliate faculty with the Department of Africana Studies, the Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies. I received my B.A. from Trent University (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada), my M.A. from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada), and my Ph.D. from York University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).My research interests include social and political philosophy, decolonial theory, feminist theory, critical race theory, queer theory, and continental philosophy. My publications can be found in philoSOPHIA, Philosophy Compass, Radical Philosophy Review, Hypatia, Philosophy Today, and Badiou Studies. My first book — Universal Emancipation: Race beyond Badiou — was published with the University of Minnesota Press in October 2020.Currently, I am working on two book projects. The first book is an edited collection with a number of exceptional Badiou scholars, which centers around theories of sexuality in, through, and against Alain Badiou's conception of "indifference to difference" and what Louise Burchill calls Badiou's "turn" in a 2011 paper titled "Figures of Femininity in the Contemporary World."The second book is a single author manuscript on the writings of Sylvia Wynter. Therein, I analyze Wynter's articulation of emancipation and solidarity by developing her account of Indigeneity alongside her discussion of anti-Black racism. More specifically, my project seeks to engage Wynter's project around five themes: environmental racism, feminist theory, Marxism, representations of Shakespeare's Caliban, and ceremony as method for solidarity.I incorporate much of my research into my teaching and pedagogy. I teach classes on feminist theory, Indigenous theory, critical race theory, and decolonial theory at both the undergraduate and graduate level. My classes have been cross-listed with Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, Liberal Studies, Africana Studies, and Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies.