Global Change and the End of Growth
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Friday, April 3, 1:30 -2:30 PM
Room 3250, 3M CENTRE (Free. Everyone welcome.)
Reception to Follow
William Rees is best known in ecological economics as the originator and co-developer of "ecological footprint analysis." His book on eco-footprinting, Our Ecological Footprint, with then PhD student Dr Mathis Wackernagel, has been translated into eight languages, including Chinese.
Dr. Rees is a human ecologist, ecological economist, Professor and former director of the University of British Columbia's School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) in Vancouver, Canada. His research and teaching focus on the biophysical prerequisites for sustainable societies in an era of accelerating global ecological change.
Dr. Rees is a founding member and past President of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics and founding Director of the One Earth Initiative. His work is widely recognized and in 2007 he received the prestigious Trudeau Foundation Fellowship. The Vancouver Sun has recognized him as one of British Columbia's top "public intellectuals" and in 2006 he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada.
PRESENTED BY THE MCCONNELL FAMILY FOUNDATION, THE GLOBAL AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH INTEREST GROUP, AND THE SCHULICH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY, IN COLLABORATOIN WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHPY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.