FES hosts the Faculty and PhD Research Symposium and Celebration

York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) will host the Faculty and PhD Research Symposium and Celebration on March 10 in the FES Lounge, ground floor of HNES Building.

The day-long event, beginning at 10am with a welcome and coffee, will take participants through presentations, panel discussions, and talks delivered by keynote speakers Roger Keil and Syrus Marcus Ware.

The first panel is an hour long, and features panelists Natalia Britto dos Santos (Valuing nature equitably: beyond monetary values), Qasim Hersi, and Tracy Timmins (A comparison of different conceptions of animal agency and their political and ethical implications). The discussant will be York Professor Lewis Molot.

The first presentation of the day will run from 11:30am to noon, and features Camille Turner. This segment will be followed by Launch #1, a presentation by Peter Mulvihill and Harris Ali.

After lunch, participants will reconvene at 12:45 for an hour-long keynote delivered by Roger Keil on Canadian Suburbia: From the Periphery of Empire to the Frontier of the Sub/Urban Century. Immediately following at 1:45pm is Launch #2, presented by Deborah McGregor on the Indigenous Environmental Justice Website.

A second presentation will take place from 2 to 2:20pm, with Cal Lakhan discussing The Waste Wiki Project: Accessibility in Waste Research. Launch #3 takes place and 2:35pm and features a presentation by Laura Taylor.

At 2:50pm, the second hour-long panel will commence with panelists Julie Chamberlain (Neighbourhood as experimental field: A critical reading of the ‘urban laboratory’),Benjamin Kapron (Settler Grounded Normativity: Learning Settler Decolonization through Engagement with Land), and Parastou Saberi. The discussant will be Sarah Flicker.

The event closes with a final keynote presentation at 3:50pm, delivered by Syrus Marcus Ware on Vanier Scholarship.

For more details on the event, visit fes.yorku.ca/events/fes-research-day.

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