David Suzuki and Ian Mauro to tour ‘Beyond Climate’ in BC

Two of Canada’s leading science communicators — Dr. David Suzuki and Dr. Ian Mauro — are touring southern British Columbia this month to promote their new film Beyond Climate.

Released late in 2018, Beyond Climate addresses many of the pressing issues British Columbia is facing today, including pipelines, liquefied natural gas, wild salmon, and Indigenous rights. The film, which has been accepted into festivals across Canada and around the world, is a timely contribution to the province and country as it grapples with climate change, the paramount issue of our time.

Beyond Climate also completes a trilogy of climate change films by Mauro, who is the co-director of the Prairie Climate Centre and an associate professor of geography at The University of Winnipeg.

  • What: Beyond Climate screenings and expert Q&As
  • When/Where:
    • March 1 (7:30 pm) – Vancouver (VIMFF, Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver)
    • March 7 (6 pm) – Kelowna (UBC Okanagan, The Commons Lecture Hall COM 201)
    • March 8 (7 pm) – Kamloops (Thompson Rivers University, Campus Activity Centre)
    • March 9 (7 pm) – Victoria (University of Victoria, University Centre Farquhar Auditorium)


Beyond Climate

Beyond Climate takes viewers beyond the headlines and into the heart of the issues. The film holistically connects the larger patterns of climate change with the human dimension, and what it looks like in BC from mountain tops to ocean depths. Shot across the province over many years, the collective wisdom and perspectives of Indigenous leaders, local communities, scientists, and policymakers are featured.

David Suzuki

Dr. Suzuki is a world-renowned scientist, broadcaster, author, activist, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is best known as the host of The Nature of Things – a landmark television series with more than 50 seasons, the longest running on CBC. Suzuki has been host since 1979. He has written or co-authored more than 50 books, nearly 20 of which are for children.

Ian Mauro

Dr. Mauro is the principal of the Richardson College for the Environment, co-director of the Prairie Climate Centre, and filmmaker at UWinnipeg. He is a former Canada Research Chair, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, and has served on expert panels related to food security, energy issues, and climate change.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Ian Mauro, PhD, i.mauro@uwinnipeg.ca
Brendan Glauser, bglauser@davidsuzuki.org, 604-356-8829

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