FutureU Climate Talks: Inspiring a Changemaking Culture

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FutureU Climate Talks: Inspiring a Changemaking Culture

FutureU Climate Talks: Inspiring a Changemaking Culture

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University of Calgary Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Forum 434 Collegiate Boulevard NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada

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About this event

How can art, storytelling, and education transform our culture and inspire us to take action on climate change?

UCalgary students are invited to join us on Wednesday, February 12 to participate in a discussion with innovators working to transform our culture, leading exploratory conversations with students about what it means to work on climate action, and what it takes to make a positive impact.

As a participant you will have the opportunity to learn from some of Calgary's leading researchers, inventors, business leaders, and change-makers. A comprehensive list will be available soon.

Together, we will discover new ways of understanding the challenges we face and how we might overcome them. This event will provide:

  • A deeper understanding of the challenges we face and the opportunities for solutions,
  • Connections to mentors and others students who are working to make an impact,
  • Insights into how to develop a career working on climate change,
  • Clear next steps should you wish to learn more.


5:30-6:00 p.m.: Registration and light refreshments

6:00-8:00 p.m.: Workshop

Speakers Include:

  • Alla Guelber, The Meaningful Work Project
  • Jeremy John Escobar Terio, University of Calgary
  • Nick Kendrick, GreenLearning Canada Foundation
  • Byron Miller, University of Calgary
  • Thana Boonlert, Protect our Winters
  • Gwen Blue, Environmental Media Lab
  • Melanie Kloetzel, kloetzel&co.
  • Rob Sinclair, Conscious Brands
  • Vicki Stroich, Alberta Ecotrust Foundation
  • Sarah Skett, University of Calgary
  • Amanda Mosca, University of Calgary

About FutureU

FutureU is a Innovation@UCalgary initiative that invites students to discover the world of innovation through hands-on learning and community-based activities. Students are provided with opportunities to explore emerging trends and ideas, meet engaging leaders from on and off campus, develop future skills for the knowledge economy, and think about their place in the world beyond the classroom. Our goal is to help students to build a sustainable life working on challenges they care about.

Thank you to our program partners: Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, Innovate Calgary, Office of Sustainability, and the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This event is supported by the Research Support Fund and Incremental Project Grant.