Ecohealth Webalogue [April 15]: Activism in Academia

Ecohealth in Action Webalogue – Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 12:30-2:00pm PDT.

Our topic for the month of April is: “Activism in academia: A good idea, in theory”

The Ecohealth in Action Webalogue series, hosted by the Western Node of CoPEH-Canada, aims to highlight the diverse ways in which practitioners, professionals, policy-makers, community members and researchers are responding to topical issues at the nexus of health, ecosystem, and society. The interactive 90-minute sessions will focus especially on action and practice, and will purposefully profile issues that cut across disciplines, sectors, jurisdictions, species and geographical boundaries.

This webalogue will explore the different mechanisms by which people in academia may be able to overtly advocate (a.k.a. ‘do activism’) for the well-being of human beings and the ecosystems on which we depend.

With a hostile political climate ever narrowing avenues for solidary action, we do not pretend to come with answers for how exactly to reconcile our perspectives and knowledge with whatever it is that drives us to act. Instead we hope to discuss options we are familiar with, add to that your ideas, and discuss some of the theoretical bases for taking actions that complement our convictions.

The presenters for the April webalogue will be:

  • Bjorn Stime, PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia, School of Population and Public Health, MPH and BSc in Environmental Sciences
  • Dr. Ben Brisbois, Postdoctoral fellow at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, PhD in Population and Public health and MSc in Environmental Studies

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