Colorado and the Jane Goodall Institute

Dr. Carlos Colorado + Dr. Jane Goodall photo: Dan Harper

Dr. Carlos Colorado + Dr. Jane Goodall photo: Dan Harper

UWinnipeg Associate Professor Dr. Carlos Colorado, (Religion and Culture) has been invited to serve on the board of the Canadian arm of the prestigious Jane Goodall Institute, a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Institute builds on Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision. The Institute seeks to improve global understanding and treatment of great apes through research, public education and advocacy; contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities; and create a global network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them.

“I am excited and honoured to take on this leadership role with the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada and to be a strong advocate for its mission,” expressed Colorado. “Dr. Goodall’s contributions to conservation and the protection of chimpanzees are unparalleled. Through its dynamic advocacy work and educational programming—most notably Roots and Shoots—the Institute supports Jane’s work in deep and and meaningful ways. I am thrilled to become a part of the team and to contribute to its mission.”

This past fall, Colorado met Goodall when she came to UWinnipeg and spoke as part of the Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good. Colorado coordinates the Axworthy Lecture Series’. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Joint Masters Program in Religion and is a founding member of the  Centre for the Liberal Arts and Secular Society. His research examines secular culture, focusing on intersections of political power, identity, social justice, language, and religion in its public manifestations.

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

 

 

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