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GSA Presents: GeoTalks - Lunch with Profs on "Plastic Flotillas"

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1984 West Mall

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

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GeoTalks is an informal monthly event where students can get to know faculty members and the department head over lunch. Traditionally, discussion topics have ranged from research interests to life experiences. This year, each GeoTalks will be centralized around themes based on current events. So while students and faculty members can get to know each other, they will also engage in fruitful discussions about recent global events!

Our second session is themed: "Plastic Flotillas - State Failure of Waste and Water Governance." To understand the problem of "garbage patches" floating in our waters, especially plastic pollution, such as those in the Caribbean Sea and the Philippines recently going viral, we should reflect on some critical questions around state failure of environmental and waste governance, human-environment relations such as impacts of urbanization and consumption, ecological impacts, and more. Come chat with a professor about this issue over some free lunch!

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Featured Guest Professor:

Heather Chappells
(biography will be posted soon!)



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