The Fireplace Series: Ecological Grief
Time: 09:30- 11:00 (with tea being served at 09:15)
Set around a fireplace in Queen's Stauffer Library, this conversation aims to spark interdisciplinary thought and ideas about Ecological Grief. Queen's Robert Way (Assistant Professor in Geography) and Julie Salverson (Associate Professor in Drama) meet for an impromptu and stimulating conversation, seeking both common and uncommon ground on the topic. After the conversation, the audience is invited to join in.
- Robert Way, Assistant Professor
Dr. Way is a physical geographer who specializes in understanding the impacts of climate change on the terrestrial cryosphere (glaciers, permafrost, ice). Dr. Way is of Inuit descent (Nunatsiavummiut) and was born and raised in the central Labrador community of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL.
- Julie Salverson, Associate Professor
As an author, playwright and scholar, Julie Salverson explores what it means to witness a terribly beautiful world and the role stories, the imagination and the absurd play in how we live.