Anthropologist & Advocate Wade Davis on Campus

wade-davisWINNIPEG, MB –Described as a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity, Dr. Wade Davis lives up to his reputation while on campus on Thursday, February 16 for two public events as hecurrently serves as The University of Winnipeg’s Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow in the Master’s in Development Practice – Indigenous Development program (MDP).

Davis is an Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic Society, and in recent years his work has taken him to East Africa, Borneo, Nepal, Peru, Polynesia, Tibet, Mali, Benin, Togo, New Guinea, Australia, Colombia, Vanuatu, Mongolia and the high Arctic of Nunuvut and Greenland.
Davis is a much sought lecturer who delivered the prestigious 2009 Massey Lecture Series on The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World.

Public Lecture on The Sacred Headwaters, The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass
Thursday, February 16 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Convocation Hall, 515 Portage Avenue.

Based in the Davis book with the same title, this discussion deals with a rugged knot of mountains in northern British Columbia where a spectacular valley lies. Known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters, three of Canada’s most important salmon rivers — the Stikine, the Skeena, and the Nass — are born in close proximity and Davis will talk about the importance for Canadians to protect them.

The Sacred Headwaters, is a visual feast and a plea to save an extraordinary region in North America for future generations. Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation. “The stunning images and our struggle come together in this powerful call to action. We are all one. We must all answer.” Shawn A-In-Chut Atleo, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations

Public Forum
Tar sands, pipelines and tankers: a public forum on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline
Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 pm
RichardsonCollegeof the Environment and Science Complex,
599 Portage Avenue.

The forum features (in alphabetical order) Gerald Amos, Chief Councilor for the Haisla First Nation and a leading voice for conservation in Canada for thirty years – Dr. Wade Davis, Senior Visiting Fellow at UWinnipeg, Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society and author of The Sacred Headwaters: the fight to save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass – Lynne Fernandez, economist, Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives – Anne Lindsey, former executive director, Manitoba Eco-Network.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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