PowerPoint Presentations Presented at Climate Change Symposium 2009
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our guest speakers who presented earlier this year at our climate change symposium. Our speakers have kindly agreed to release their PowerPoint Presentations, from this event, available to the public. They are listed below.
Climate Change Literacy | Guiding Principles for Informed Climate Decision Making
Recently appointed to the order of Canada by Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, World renowned Dr. McBean is a Professor at the University of Western Ontario, and Chair for Policy in the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. Previously Gordon was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC); Professor and Head, Department of Oceanography, University of British Columbia; Professor and Chairman, Atmospheric Science Programme, University of British Columbia, and; Senior Scientist, Canadian Climate Centre, MSC, located at the Institute of Ocean Sciences.
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Ontario and Director of Engineering Studies with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. Slobodan Simonovic has thirty years of research, teaching and consulting experience in water resources systems engineering. He teaches courses in civil engineering systems and water resources systems. He has been invited to present special courses for water resources professionals in many countries around the world, most recently in Istanbul. His primary research interest focuses on the application of systems approach to management of complex water and environmental systems. Most of his work is related to the integration of risk, reliability, uncertainty, and optimization in hydrology and water resources. His expertise by subject matter includes: Systems modeling; Risk and reliability; Water resources and environmental systems analysis; Computer-based decision support systems development; Water resources education and training. His work by topical area involves: Reservoirs; Flood control; Hydropower energy; Water supply; Operational hydrology; Climatic change.
Author of Science and International Environmental Policy: Regimes and Nonregimes in Global Governance, Radoslav Dimitrov will share with us his extensive knowledge of Climate change politics; persuasion in international negotiations; international environmental agreements, global governance and institutions, norms in world politics, environmental security; science, knowledge and collective action.
The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
CAPE is a group of physicians, allied health care practitioners and citizens committed to a healthy and sustainable environment. As an organization composed mostly of physicians, CAPE brings its health expertise to environmental issues and is an important voice for environmental health in Canada.
John Howard, MD, FRCPC
Dr. John Howard is a Professor of Paediatrics and Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. His academic focus is on ecosystem health – considering human health in the context of the physical, social and economic environment. He is an active advocate for environmental education for professionals in Canada and in the world. He is presently the Chairman of the board of the Canadian Association for Physicians for the Environment. Dr. Howard is a highly recognized teacher and is the recipient of over 25 teaching awards in the University.
Tony Weis | Author | The Global Economy: The Battle for the Future of Farming
Previous and ongoing research examines how global agro-production and trade patterns are interacting with the spatial marginality of small farmers, related social and environmental problems, and struggles for land reform.