[CACS Signature Event 2018] Climate Change


The Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) is proud to present a new series of Signature Events that address critical issues of today’s world. The aim is to engage a non-academic public and to make scholarly ideas accessible to everyday Canadians. We seek to raise awareness and grow together through rich, dynamic exchange forums using both traditional and non-traditional means. Taking place during our annual CSSE conferences, the Signature Events are guided by the question: How can we transform mindsets to embrace new attitudes and habits for positive change in light of the common good?
These main themes will be examined through this question’s lens over the next 3 years:
(1) Climate Change (2018);
(2) Hatred (i.e., dealing with racism & other forms of bigotry) (2019)
(3) War (i.e., promoting peace & love) (2020).
• Lead Organizer: Paul Zanazanian (McGill) & Co-Organizer: Kathryn Ricketts (U of Regina).
• Collaborators: McGill Institute for Human Development and Well-being & the Humanities Research Institute of the U of Regina.
Date: Sunday, May 27th, 2018 | Location: University of Regina | Room: Education Building, ED 193
Block 11: 12:15 to 1:15 pm
  • Literary Circle Discussion
    • Daniel Coleman, Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place (Wolsak & Wynn, 2017).
      • Shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize.
      • Recommended by the Humanities Research Institute (University of Regina).
      • Attendees are encouraged to read this book in advance. Everyone is welcome!
    • Facilitators: Daniel Coleman (McMaster) & Ken Wilson (U of Regina).
Block 12: 1:30 to 2:45 pm
  • Keynote Presentation: Resilience (15 minutes).
    • Susannah Heyer Barsom (Stanford) & Carmen Schlamb (Seneca College).
  • Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change (60 minutes).
  • Climate Change and Leadership: International Perspectives (15 minutes).
    • Blane Harvey (McGill).
Block 13: 3:00 to 4:30 pm
  • Documentary Film Screening (30 minutes): How to Stop a Pipeline (2017). Creator/ Producer: Nathan Willis Ratledge & Director: Kit Pastor.
    • Introductory presentation: Nathan Willis Ratledge (Stanford).
  • Is It Hot Out Here?!?! (Kathryn Ricketts, University of Regina) (60- 90 minutes).
    • Performative art pieces as a walking tour with durational art-making.
    • Jesse Bazzul & Gale Russell (U of Regina), Jennifer MacDonald & Jennifer Markides (U of Calgary), Jodi Latremouille (U of Calgary), Sara Schroeder (U of Regina), Celeste Snowber (Simon Fraser), Kathryn Ricketts (U of Regina), Sean Wiebe (Prince Edward Island U), Ken Wilson, (U of Regina), Julie Vaudrin-Charette (U of Ottawa).
**If you are interested in co-organizing and participating in our future themes, and/or in being part of our book club/literary circle project, please contact Paul Zanazanian (Co-President of CACS) INFO BELOW

Contact Information

Paul Zanazanian
Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education
paul.zanazanian [at] mcgill.ca