Trent University Chancellor Dr. Tom Jackson to Welcome Political Studies Research Panel


Political Studies Research Day to coincide with UN World Water Day celebrations

Friday, March 18, 2011, Peterborough

The Trent University Political Studies Department presents Political Studies Research Day 2011: Canada, Global Warming, and the Political Economy of Fossil-Fuel Dependence, on Tuesday, March 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Benedict Gathering Space, Gzowski College on Symons Campus.

This year, the annual event is set as part of a larger series of activities in celebration of the United Nations’ World Water Day celebrations.

With an introduction by Trent chancellor Dr. Tom Jackson, the panel discussion at 1 p.m. will feature:

Dr. Robert Paehlke, professor emeritus, Environmental and Resource Studies, Trent University, "Why does Canada Opt for Inaction on Climate Change?"

Jacqueline Medalye, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, York University, "Climate Change Adaptation in the Era of Climate Prosperity: The Case of the Canadian Arctic."

Jo Hayward-Haines, community activist, "What Can We Do about Climate Change, Now That We Know the Reality?"

The keynote address at 2:30 p.m. will feature "Contesting Landlords, Contested Science: the Offshore and the Hydrocarbon Frontier," by Dr. Anna Zalik from the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.

“Canada, Global Warming, and the Political Economy of Fossil Fuel Dependence” is co-sponsored by Trent University’s Centre of Knowledge in the Environment.


For more information, please contact: Kate Ervine, assistant professor, Political Studies, 705-977-2241,