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CANCELLED | FRIDAY SEMINAR SERIES | Botanic Gardens as Agents of Change

Summary

FRIDAY SEMINAR SERIES

Start Date

7 Apr 2017 1:00 pm

End Date

7 Apr 2017 1:50 pm

Venue

Room 586, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

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This is a free seminar and everyone is welcome to attend.


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CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

An Institute for the Study of Social Change and School of Social Sciences seminar

Presented by

Prof Peter Stoett, Concordia University, Canada

Historically, botanic gardens have played a key role in exhibiting the "fruits" of conquest and colonization. This model gradually shifted over time toward a more public-knowledge provision model. Today, arguably, most botanic gardens have become interlinked repositories of biodiversity knowledge, indigenous knowledge, and action-oriented conservation agents in their own right. This presentation will describe the background and methodology of a research project emerging from the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre at Concordia University in Montreal aimed at confirming the hypothesis that botanic gardens are publicly engaged global agents of conservation and exploring their potential as instruments of related global governance initiatives.

Peter Stoett is Director of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre and Professor in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University in Montreal.

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