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RESRG Graduate Conference Program 2016: Inequality – Landscapes – Resources

LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY, FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016

9:00-9:30 Registration and Coffee (Ryan Building 2024)

9:30 Opening Remarks by Dr. Chander Shahi (Dean of Graduate Studies, Lakehead University) (Ryan Building 2024)

9:30-10:45 PANEL 1: Development, Sustainability, and the Environment – Ryan Building 2026 (Moderator: Dr. M.A (Peggy) Smith, Associate Professor, Faculty of Natural Resources Management)

• Anna England, “Seeing the Forest from the Trees: Analyzing the Positive and Negative Implications the Forestry industry has had on Northern Ontario”

• Si Chen, “Economic and Ecological Trade-Off Analysis of Forest Ecosystems: Options for Boreal Forests”

• Brandon Cordeiro, “‘We’ll be the only place in North America that glows in the dark’: Nuclear Waste, Northern Ontario, and the Metabolic Rift”

11:00-12:00 FIRST KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Ryan Building 2024) 

Margaret Kenequanash (Chairperson, Wataynikaneyap Power, First Nation led Transmission Company)

“Connecting Remote First Nations Communities to Clean Energy”

(introduction by Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Vice President, Research, Economic Development & Innovation)

12:00-1:00 Lunch Break

1:00-2:00 SECOND KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Ryan Building 2024)

Karen Peterson, PhD (Community-based Development Planner & Educator)

“Complexity of Environmental Problems and the Move Toward Sustainability through Collaboration with Dissimilar Entities”

(introduction by Roopa Rakshit, PhD candidate, Natural Resources Management) 

2:00-3:30 PANEL 2: Land Use and Reconciliation (Ryan Building 2026) (Moderator: Dr. Michel Beaulieu, Chair, Department of History, Lakehead University)

• Michael Lucifora, “Mercury Poisoning at Grassy Narrows”

• Dan Duckert, “Don’t Pimp My Land!”

• Marc H. Bohémier, “Indian Reserves, Land Use, and the Role of Police”

• Satenia Zimmermann, “Sustainability, viability and community well-being: Strengthening the future of northern Ontario’s First Nations communities through mining”

3:30-3:45 Coffee Break

3:45-5:00 PANEL 3: Nation, Empire, and the Rise of Neoliberalism (Ryan Building 2026) (Moderator: Dr. Steven Jobbitt, Assistant Professor of History, Lakehead University)

• Steven DeAlmeida, “Puerto Rico as a ‘Camp,’ Colony, and a Nation”

• Kim Young, “Neoliberalism and the New Imperialism: The Case of Syria to Present”

 • Kyle Gaudreau, “No Brexit: The Far Right and the Return of the Nation State”

For the full conference program (including abstracts and bios) click here.