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UM to host Water and Climate Justice Event – Funded by SSHRC Connections Grant

The UM is hosting a public event titled "Water and Climate Justice: Advancing Intersectional Approaches." at the Canadian Human Rights Museum on Tuesday May 28th.

May 13, 2024 — 

Water and climate change are inextricably linked. Work at the intersection of water and climate justice is needed to understand how already inequitable and unjust experiences of water insecurity are being intensified by climate change.

Professor Nicole J. Wilson secured a SSHRC Connections Grant to support a project titled, “Water and climate justice: Advancing intersectional approaches.” The project will engage leading water scholars and practitioners to consider how a combined water and climate justice lens adds nuance to understandings of the linked water and climate crises, as they help us understand the unequal impacts of these linked injustices along the lines of gender, race and ethnicity, disability, Indigeneity and more.

Nicole J. Wilson, Canada Research Chair in Arctic Environmental Change and Governance, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources and Co-Chair of the UM United Nations Academic Impact Hub for SDG6 on Clean Water and Sanitation.

The partners for this project include the UM Centre for Human Rights Research, UM Centre for Earth Observation Science, Decolonizing Water, the UBC Program on Water Governance, the Household Water Insecurity Experiences – Research Coordination Network (HWISE) and the Centre

Public Event

As part of this project, the University of Manitoba will host a public event at the Canadian Human Rights Museum on the topic will be on May 28th, 2024. Everyone is welcome!

Find additional information about this event from the Centre for Human Rights Research Events Calendar, or the Riddell Faculty’s Events Calendar.


Territorial Welcome: Elder Charlotte Nolin (Elder in Residence, Ongomiizwin, University of Manitoba)

Panelists: Elder Sherry Copenance (Ojibways of Onigaming, University of Manitoba), Aimée Craft (University of Ottawa), Colleen James (Carcross/Tagish First Nation), Deborah McGregor (York University), Teresa Montoya (The University of Chicago), Megan Mills-Novoa (University of California, Berkeley), and Sameer H. Shah (University of Washington).

Chair: Nicole J. Wilson (University of Manitoba)

Location: Canadian Human Rights Museum, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5

Time: 6:30pm to 8pm Central Time. Doors at 6pm. Space is limited so please come early.

Accessibility: ASL interpretation will be available at this event.

A poster for the Water + Climate Justice Event with details about time, location, and panelists.


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