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May 09, 2002

U of G lecture series airs on CBC Radio

The second annual Kenneth Hammond Lectures on Environment, Energy and Resources will be broadcast on the CBC Radio program Ideas beginning Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m.

The lectures were held last October and November with speakers addressing the theme Sustainable Development: Mandate or Mantra? The talks featured professors, lawmakers and agricultural experts. CBC Radio will broadcast the lectures on three consecutive Friday evenings. The schedule, topics and dates are:

--May 10: Squaring the Circle: On the Very Idea of Sustainable Development, John Robinson, director of the Sustainable Development Research Institute and professor at the University of British Colombia.

--May 17: The Politics of Sustainable Development, Charles Caccia, MP for Davenport.

--May 24: Ecological Footprints, Doublespeak, and the Evolution of the Machiavellian Mind, David Lavigne, science advisor, International Fund for Animal Welfare.

The talks will also be published in a book, including critical commentary from four U of G faculty representing the fields of agriculture, research, economics and zoology. The books can be purchased from the Faculty of Environmental Sciences for $20.

The lecture series acknowledges Kenneth Hammond's contributions over the past 40 years. A former member of the university's Board of Governors, Hammond is well-known for his work locally as a founder of Hammond Manufacturing. He is recognized for his advocacy of environmental and resource issues and for his concern for environmental education, both within the university and the wider community. Hammond was instrumental in establishing the U of G Arboretum and developing one of the university's pioneer distance education courses.

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