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Hopper Lecture: Sustainable Cities

Enhancing Sustainable Transitions Through an Understanding of Risk Urban areas play a key role in the transformations required to respond to climate and sustainability challenges. Urban planners, social and physical scientists, business leaders and others all play a part in this process. Prof. Romero-Lankao will discuss how climate and urbanization contribute to intra- and interurban inequalities in risk, and how urban areas shape risk.

Local Action on Climate Change

Join us and special guests to discuss the role community action plays in addressing climate change. Guests: Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Lloyd Longfield, MP, Guelph Mike Schreiner, MPP, Guelph Cam Guthrie, Mayor, Guelph Panel discussion Q&A, and a sustainability tradeshow, featuring exhibits from community organizations, will help you decide how to take direct action on local climate change and community sustainability. Stay tuned for more details and an Eventbrite invitation.

The Migration Crisis: A Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion. Explore the nature of the migration crisis originating in Central America, capacity for response and the wider implications of the crisis on the political and social stability in the region. Speakers: Dr. Patricia Romero-Lankao, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation - Hopper Lecture 2019 Speaker Dr. Lisa Kowalchuk, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Dr. Sally Humphries, Guelph Institute of Development Studies Dr. Stephen Henighan, School of Languages and Literatures

Into the Wind: Environmental Decision Making in the Face of Political Change

Into the Wind: Environmental Decision Making in the Face of Political Change Join authors of the book Tax is Not a Four Letter Word for a panel discussion and Q&A on how environmental programs and decision making are deeply affected by changes in government. Alex Himelfarb Former Clerk of the Privy Council (Canada) and Chair, World Wildlife Fund Jordan Himelfarb Politics Editor and Manager of Queen’s Park, Ottawa and Washington bureaus, Toronto Star

Sex Is a Funny Word: Re-imagining Sex Education for a Better World

Sex education is long overdue for a fundamental redesign. The promise of value-neutral sex education is a dangerous fairy tale that ignores the world we live in. The fact is that public sex education – like sex itself – has always been political. We need sex ed that is about justice, not just procreation and STI's. While young people are the ones driving new language and new ways of thinking about gender and sexual identity, they need education that addresses consent, violence, and pleasure.

Guelph Sexuality Conference

U of G Sexuality Conference Theme: Redefining Relationships and Sexual Health.

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