Campus Cafe Brings High Profile Speakers to U of G

October 09, 2008 - News Release

The Faculty of Environmental Science (FES) is launching its first-ever Campus Café, a noon-hour environmental seminar series to be held monthly in the science complex atrium.

The on-campus lecture series will feature high-profile speakers such as Canadian author and activist Maude Barlow, Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips and CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks host Bob McDonald.

"Campus Café is a way to bring interesting speakers to the University of Guelph to speak to our students on important environmental topics and issues," said organizer Joe Ackerman, associate dean of FES. " We hope that the speakers will excite our students with ideas, innovations, and visions that will inspire them to become the environmental leaders of tomorrow."

Held the third Thursday of each month, the lecture series kicks off Oct. 16 with Prof. Verena Tunnicliffe, Canada Research Chair in Deep Ocean Research, who will discuss "Deep Ocean Discoveries: Life at Extremes on the Seafloor?"

Five lectures are planned for Campus Café. For a schedule of speakers and their topics visit the Campus Cafe website.

Joe Ackerman
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
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