Lakehead University sustainable communities speaker series

The Research Centre for Sustainable Communities is offering two lectures in November as part of its 2018/2019 speaker series. 

On Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m., Dr. Lesley Lovett-Doust, Nipissing University arts and science professor, will deliver her lecture, Endangered species – Plants and people at Point Pelee. The focus will be on the eastern prickly pear cactus (Opuntia humifusa), a classic case of species at risk. The lecture will be held at Lakehead Orillia Simcoe Hall, room 2017. 

Then, on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m., the lecture Visualizing Ipperwash will feature filmmaker and digital designer Monica Virtue in conversation with Shelly Bressette, an Anishinaabe writer from the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation. Virtue will share her work and perspective on the process and complex politics involved in her documentary along with digital and interactive mapping projects over the past 16 years concerning Ipperwash, including her most recent work with the family of slain activist Dudley George. Bressette will speak about her writing and her belief that stories help readers find the truth, not by ignoring the past, but by facing it and moving on. The talk will be held at Lakehead Orillia Simcoe Hall, room 1033. 

Both sessions are free and open to the public. Contact Dr. Nanda Kanavillil at [email protected] for further information and to RSVP.


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