Extinction Symposium

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On November 14-16, 2013, Laurentian University will be hosting an international symposium on endangered species, extinction, and biodiversity. Together with my colleagues Gillian Crozier (philosophy) and Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde (biology), I have been awarded a SSHRC Connections Grant to fund scholars from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and across Canada, to speak on these pressing environmental topics, and to do so from a range of perspectives across the humanities and sciences. Information on the speakers will be forthcoming over the next few weeks.

The Extinction Symposium is tied in with the annual visit of multiple award-winning author Margaret Atwood. Along with her partner Graeme Gibson, Atwood will be in Sudbury to promote her latest novel, MaddAddam, the third in her “extinction” trilogy. Both Atwood and Gibson will participate in a round table discussion on extinction and the biodiversity crisis.

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We are excited to have the participation of the following wonderful speakers:

Margaret Atwood

Jeffrey Bussolini (CUNY)

Matthew Chrulew (New South Wales)

Eileen Crist (Virginia Tech)

Graeme Gibson

Benjamin Hale (Colarado)

Ursula K. Heise (UCLA)

Marty Leonard (Dalhousie)

Jacqueline Litzgus (Laurentian)

James Maclaurin (Otago)

Gabriela Mastromonaco (Toronto Zoo)

Arne Mooers (Simon Fraser)

Tom Nudds (Guelph)

Stuart Pimm (Duke)

Justina Ray (Wildlife Conservation Society Canada)

Deborah Bird Rose (Macquarrie)

Ronald Sandler (Northeastern)

Joshua Schuster (Western)

Mick Smith (Queen’s)

H. Peter Steeves (DePaul)

Bridget Stutchbury (York)

Ted Toadvine (Oregon)

More to come as the symposium planning unfolds, so please stay tuned.


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