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Mary Simon Presenting at Climate Change Conference
February 2, 2007

Mary Simon Presenting at Climate Change Conference on March 2

Mary Simon, former chancellor of Trent University and honorary degree recipient, will be sharing her unique perspective on the effects of climate change on Inuit peoples in Canada’s far north. Members of the Trent community and general public are invited to join this special presentation.

When: Friday, March 2, at 2 p.m.

Where: Room 117, Peter Gzowski College, Trent University

Ms. Mary Simon, Canada's first Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs, has made important contributions to the recognition of Aboriginal rights and the study of Northern affairs. She was the first Inuk to hold ambassadorial rank. Currently, she is president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Canada’s national Inuit organization, and serves on the board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

The Climate Change Conference is a collaboration of the Trent Greens (Trent students affiliated with the Green Party of Canada) and the Kawartha World Issue Centre (KWIC). This event is intended to raise awareness about climate change from many different perspectives.

For further information, please contact:

Professor Chris Furgal, environment and resource science department, (705) 748-1011, ext. 7953, or visit the website.