Unsettling Enviromental Review


Join us at a free screening of Unsettling Environmental Review as a part of the UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series, with special remarks from Chief Robert Joseph. The film focuses on ceremony as a step toward bringing the science and economics that dominate current reviews into conversation with the immeasurable values of love, compassion, gratitude and generosity.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm 

Multipurpose room, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC
Light refreshments provided. No RSVP required.

About this event: Environmental review of projects such as Enbridge, Kinder Morgan and the Site C dam excludes or under-represents major areas of intangible value and commitment that are recognized in the ecological economics and ecosystem services literature as equally or more important than material values. The April 2017 SSHRC Connection Grant Pipelines and the poetics of place brought Indigenous spiritual people, natural and social scientists, artists, students of religion and residents of the Downtown Eastside into conversation on how to enable environmental review to receive and represent intangible values and commitments as coherently as they now present a narrow slice of traditional economic values.

This 37 minute film of highlights from the 4-day event considers how Aboriginal and religious ceremony can help make processes physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually safer and more welcoming to all.

About the Series: The UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series is a campus-wide initiative bringing together food security and sustainability experts from across the university and North America to regularly engage the UBC community and the public around the Global Food System, including topics such as climate change, food security, biodiversity, social justice, culture, and policy. The series uses various formats to foster discussion, such as dialogue circles, seminars, panel discussions, performances, photo exhibitions, and film screenings.

The series is jointly convened by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farmthe Liu Institute for Global Issuesand UBC Reads Sustainabilityan initiative of UBC Sustainability.