Don't miss Campus Conversation Sept. 13


Don’t miss what promises to be a galvanizing edition of Campus Conversation Friday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon to explore how we can address the climate crisis.

As President Steenkamp wrote in his June 23 op-ed in the Times Colonist, universities must step up to the climate crisis with long-term collective action. “We should be foreseeing changes, developing solutions and strategies to shape and cope with them and equipping students with the tools to succeed and thrive in an uncertain world,” he wrote.

Part of our Campus Conversation on Sept. 13 provides one opportunity to come together around those essential actions.

Prof. Robin Cox and the ResiliencebyDesign Lab team will facilitate our climate crisis discussion, inviting your ideas and aspirations for how we can reduce our carbon footprints, protect the natural and built environment and increase our shared resilience.

If you haven’t yet, let us know about your involvement in research, curriculum, community engagement, onsite campus actions and other activities on the RRU climate crisis initiatives survey. Whatever the scope or nature of the projects, we want to hear about them. Use one form per project, but there is no limit to the number of projects/forms you can submit. Do send your completed forms to the ResilienceByDesign Lab by Saturday, Aug. 31.

We look forward to hearing from you and to seeing you in person or on Livestream on Sept. 13.

Katharine Harrold
Vice-President Communications and Advancement