Emily Eaton at UManitoba

Friday, January 17th 2020

The University of Manitoba Critical Environment Research Group welcomes Emily Eaton, giving a lecture called Renewable Transitions: How Can Diverse Communities Benefit?

Date: Friday January 17, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Location: Room 307 Tier, University of Manitoba
Cost: FREE

In the fall of 2018, the Regina City Council passed a motion to make a full transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. This talk examines the ways in which such a transition can be used to benefit marginalized communties in the city.

Emily Eaton is a professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Regina. Eaton’s research focuses on the uneven geographies of energy production and use in Saskatchewan. Her books include Fault Lines: Life and Landscape in Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy (with Valerie Zink) and Growing Resistance: Canadian Farmers and the Politics of Genetically Modified Wheat.

About the Critical Environment Research Group
The Critical Environments Research Group (CERG) is a collection of scholars from across the University of Manitoba committed to interdisciplinary environmental scholarship that analyses the conflicts and contestations that emerge out of human interactions with nature and natural resources. We work on a wide-range of topics, from environmental governance to the uneven distribution of the impacts of extractive economies, from issues of environmental justice and inequality to public health concerns and unsafe urban environments. Our membership comes from across five faculties and nine academic units and we have secured funding the U of M Faculty Development Initiative and from the Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources. Our activities include monthly seminars, invited speakers, project and grant development and curriculum development. Our goal is to renew and invigorate critical environmental scholarship at the U of M in the near term and to establish a national platform to attract top students, to secure tri-council funding and establish community partnerships in the long term.

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