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Canada Research Chair Speaker Series: Dr. Maureen G. Reed – Co-Building a Transdisciplinary Research Program

Thu. Feb. 17 10:00 AM - Thu. Feb. 17 11:30 AM
Contact: d.jones@uwinnipeg.ca

Please join us for an online presentation by Dr. Maureen G. Reed, Distinguished Professor and UNESCO Chair in Biocultural diversity, sustainability, reconciliation and renewal at the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan.

Register in advance for this lecture.

In this talk, Maureen Reed will reflect on the transition from that of geographer to a transdisciplinary sustainability scholar. She will describe the building blocks of a transdisciplinary career, describe the opportunities and challenges she has faced, and offer tips to students and faculty for building a meaningful, long-lasting and joyful research program with diverse partners.

Professor Maureen Reed was born in British Columbia. She received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Victoria, a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto, and a PhD from the University of Waterloo. Professor Reed’s research program focuses on the social dimensions of sustainability – how people, processes and institutions – shape decisions about environment and development. She is particularly concerned to explain how rural communities practice sustainability and demonstrate resilience in the face of both rapid and slow-moving environmental, social, economic, political and cultural change.

This talk is hosted by Dr. Ryan Bullock, Canada Research Chair in Human-Environment Interactions, Co-Chair, Master in Environmental & Social Change program, Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental Studies & Sciences, and Dr. Nora Casson, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Influences on Water Quality, Co-Chair, Master in Environmental & Social Change program, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography.

The CRC Speaker Series features scholars whose work is related to the research and activities of Canada Research Chairs at The University of Winnipeg.