On this special episode of our podcast, we divert from our usual formula to play highlights from November 15th’s BARtalk on pipelines.
What is BARtalk?
BARtalk is presented by the Alma Mater Society and the Terry Project. 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.
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? And what’s in store for the future of our economy?
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 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 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.