BARtalk #2: Pipelines, Pipelines, Pipelines
Hosted monthly in the Gallery Lounge, this informal speaker series brings you UBC’s leading faculty, students, and alumni speaking to the most important issues of the day. All events feature short remarks from our panel members, and then open up to an informal Q&A session
Our inaugural BARtalk was on the topic of the US election, and it was a tremendous success–standing room only!
What are the social, economic, and ecological impacts of proposed pipeline developments like the the Northern Gateway Pipelines and the expansion of the Transcanada Pipeline? More broadly, should Canada exploit the Alberta oil sands?
Thursday, November 15th, 6:00PM-7:30PM at the Gallery Lounge in the Student Union Building. Tickets by donation at the door, with all proceeds going to Shinerama. Suggested donation is $5.
Marc Lee, Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Marc Lee is co-director of the Climate Justice Project at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The Climate Justice Project is a five-year research partnership with UBC, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, examining the links between climate change policies and social justice.
Gordon Christie, Associate Professor, UBC Law
Gordon has taught in universities in Canada and the United States, in Faculties of Law, and Departments of Philosophy and Indigenous Studies. His research focus is on aboriginal legal issues, legal theory, and tort law.
Sumeet Gulati, Associate Professor, UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Sumeet is an associate professor in environmental and resource economics. Through his research, he gauges the efficacy of environmental policy, the political economy of environmental policy, and international trade’s effect on the environment.