Oil and Democracy Speaker Series

It certainly is an interesting time for democracy in Alberta…

Community Service-Learning's (CSL) Spring Immersion Course 'Oil and Democracy' and the Parkland Institute are pleased to announce the 'Oil and Democracy Speaker Series'. Every Thursday for five weeks, speakers from a variety of different perspectives will share their experience within the oil and democracy relationship. This event is open to all members of the public and we welcome all to a healthy discussion on benefits and challenges of Alberta's natural resource wealth.

Date Every Thursday from May 10th - June 7th, 2012
Time 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Room University of Alberta NRE 1 001
For directions, see http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca

May 10

“Contextualizing Democracy”
  • Dr. Ian Urquhart: Independent Senate Candidate

May 17

“Institutions of Democracy”
  • Rob Macintosh: President, Dejanira Ltd.
  • David Campanella: Policy Analyst, Parkland Institute

May 24

“Labour in a Natural Resource Economy”
  • Dr. Bob Barnetson: Associate Professor of Labour Relation, Athabasca University
  • Gil McGowan: President, Alberta Federation of Labour

May 31

“Issues of Equity, Aboriginal Rights”
  • Eriel Deranger: Communications Coordinator, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation

June 7

“Environmentalism and International Activism”
  • Mike Hudema: Climate and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace
  • Chelsea Flook: Director, Sierra Club Prairie

Please join us for this exciting opportunity. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us [email protected].