Great things happen when our brightest minds have the freedom to explore. When we pursue our unique interests, the resulting collective capacity for innovation is limitless. The issues of the future will require these creative solutions as the need to build connections between people, nations and disciplines has never been greater.

On May 28th, UBC wclosed out the Centennial year with some great minds providing perspectives on topics of the future.

We are living a turning point in history, the moment when we are re-envisioning industrial society. We now know that the cumulative impacts of our fossil fuel economy threaten the air we breathe, the water we drink and even a stable economy and climate. The good news is that major advances in technology and the dramatic drop in the price of renewable energy make the scale of change necessary within our grasp.


Moderated by Kathryn Harrison, PhD’93 – Senior Associate Dean, UBC’s Faculty of Arts; Professor of Political Science

Select Articles and Books Available at UBC Library

Berman Tzeporah, Christopher Hatch; Maurice Gibbons; Ronald B. Hatch; Gordon Brent Ingram; Loys Maingon (1994). Clayoquot & Dissent. Ronsdale Press. [Link]

Berman, T., & Leiren-Young, M. (2011). This crazy time: Living our environmental challenge. Toronto: Knopf Canada. [Available at Okanagan Library – GE195.9 .B47 2011]

UBC Library Research Guides

Natural Resources Conservation


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