April 24th, 2019
RED ALERT! - Winnipeg's Sewage Problem
A presentation and Q & A on Winnipeg's sewage spill & water-related infrastructure problem. Solutions will be presented by an expert panel.
Guest Speakers & full details coming January 2019. Stay tuned!
May 7th 2019: Dr. Michio Kaku @ The Burton Cummings Theatre
Tickets on sale now on at TICKETMASTER
Fall 2019: Bill Nye in Winnipeg
Coming to Winnipeg in 2019: Neil deGrasse Tyson
December 5th 2018 @ The Fort Garry Hotel (Club Room)
Carbon Dividends: A New National Climate Consensus?
GEOFF DEMBICKI - Author of "Are We Screwed?"Geoff Dembicki is an award-winning independent journalist and author. He is a regular contributor to VICE and The Tyee. His work also appears in outlets like the New York Times, Foreign Policy and the Guardian. Dembicki's first book, Are We Screwed? How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change, was published internationally by Bloomsbury in 2017. It's won several awards, including the 2018 Green Prize for Sustainable Literature.
David McLaughlin - Director of Climate Change – Canadahttps://www.iisd.org/about/people/david-mclaughlin/all
David McLaughlin is IISD’s Director of Climate Change – Canada. With over 30 years of public policy experience in national and provincial government and the private sector, David is a Canadian policy expert on energy, economy, environmental and intergovernmental policy issues.
In his capacity as a public official, David has served as Chief of Staff to the federal Minister of Finance, the Premier of New Brunswick and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. He has served as New Brunswick’s Deputy Minister of the Commission on Legislative Democracy, Policy and Planning, and Intergovernmental Affairs. Most recently, after running the PC Party of Manitoba’s election campaign in 2015–16, David served as Senior Advisor, Climate Change in the Premier’s Office for the Province of Manitoba.
In his sustainable development work, David has served as Strategic Advisor on Sustainability, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo from 2013 to 2015 and President and CEO of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (2007–12).Globe & Mail Article: October 9th 2018
Venue: Fort Garry Hotel
Time: 7pm -9pm
Cost: Free for Science First members, $10 for general public
Register: Please register by emailing: [email protected]
October 3rd, 2018 - MANITOBA'S CARBON TAX - Investing in Our Future?
Venue: The Fairmont Hotel - Harrow Room
Guest speakers confirmed:
Nazim Cicek PhD, PEng
Please remember to register to attend by emailing us at [email protected]
This evening will be a critical review of the current "Made-in-Manitoba" plan for the carbon tax to be put solely towards tax breaks and/or PST reduction:
July 11th, 2018: Lake Winnipeg Watershed - Science & Policy Update
On July 11th politicians and scientists will be presenting current updates on the Lake Winnipeg Watershed. Topics will include micro-plastics, invasive species, hog barns and where federal funding is headed for lake cleanup & water research. Presentations will be followed by an audience Q & A. This is a great chance to talk directly to a MP who is managing the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative alongside talented local scientists researching our watershed.
Guest speakers & panelists:
MP - Winnipeg South
Lake Winnipeg Basin Program
MLA – Wolseley
Official Critic for the Environment & Green Jobs
Master's Student - University of Manitoba
Microplastics in Lake Winnipeg
Professor of Landscape Ecology
Deptartment of Soil Science, University of Manitoba
Director - Save Lake Winnipeg
H2O: Ideas & Action for Canada's Water
$10 to attend for the general public.
Free for Science First members.
Register by sending us an email: [email protected]
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/223591435090886/
May 16th, 2018: Investing Our Future - Electric Vehicles & Divesting From Fossil Fuels
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Paul Edmond - President
Edmond Financial Group
Robert Elms - President
Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA)
Nazim Cicek - PhD, PEng, Professor
University of Manitoba, Faculty of Engineering
April 14th 2018: March For Science - Manitoba Legislature Event time: 1pm - 2pm
Featured speaker: Prof. Samar Safi-Harb, Canada Research Chair in Supernova (Remnants) Astrophysics, in the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg,
Candi Bezte - Manitoba Eco Network
Manager @ Water Caucus Manitoba
Curt Hull - Manitoba Eco Network
Project Manager @ Climate Change Connection
Harvey Zahn - U of M Faculty Advisor and Humanist
Teacher, Outdoor Recreational Advocate
Nathan Zahn - Science First -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Professional Campaigner / Organizer
April 22nd, 2017: March For Science (Rally & guest speakers)
Location: Manitoba Legislature
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Facebook Event Page: March For Science (Rally + Guest Speakers)
Michael Paterson -Senior Research Scientist, IISD-ELA
Andrew Park - Associate Professor of Biology, University of Winnipeg
Mark Belmonte - Associate Professor - Department of Biological Sciences, U of M
Deirdre Khan - Master of Science, Botany/Plant Biology, University of Manitoba
*Sponsored by University of Manitoba - The Faculty of Science
Thursday, November 24th 2016
Dr. Michael Rennie
Canada Research Chair in Freshwater Ecology and Fisheries
Research Fellow, IISD-Experimental Lakes Area
Dr. Rennie’s research interests focus on understanding the role of ecosystem change (e.g., climate change, commercial and recreational fishing, species invasions) on the aquatic community structure and energetics, and understanding how behavioural and life history variation in of aquatic organisms drives population and ecosystem-level processes. His research articles have been published in a variety of scientific journals, and he has been a lecturer and adjunct professor at several Canadian universities.
Location: The Fort Garry Hotel - Club room
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Make sure to check out our Facebook group for campaign updates and up-to-date news alerts: www.facebook.com/ScienceFirstCanada
March 22nd, 2016:
Past guest speakers:
(With Boreal Forest Network)
Maude Barlow - Council of Canadians
David Schindler - Faculty of Science - University of Alberta
Dr. Diane Orihel - Save ELA