2017 Bateman Lecture - Briony Penn


The School of Environment and Sustainability and the MAEEC program welcome Dr. Briony Penn, our esteemed 2017 Bateman lecturer.

Dr. Penn is a naturalist, writer, illustrator, artist, map-maker, educator and broadcaster. She is a tireless and passionate advocate for and protector of the natural world in her native British Columbia. Through the use of the spoken or written word, illustrations and maps, art-installations, lectures, teaching or mentorship, she expresses her deep aesthetic sensibility and belief that there is a more just, sane, biodiverse and possible world by pushing at the edges of culture as art-ivist – informing and inspiring action through creativity and art. In 2003, she received a national Environment Learning Award from Canadian Geographic and in 2016 her book on naturalist Ian McTaggart Cowan won the B.C. Book Prizes Roderick Haig Brown Award. A fifth generation Vancouver Islander, she lives on Salt Spring Island.

Please join us for this year’s lecture entitled, Artivism: Imagination and Intuition on the Front Lines on Tuesday, August 8 at 7 p.m. in the Centre for Dialogue.

Photo credit: Billie Woods