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Posts from the ‘Public Talks’ Category

2
Nov
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Water expert speaks on future and Western Canada’s climate

The chair of the United Nation’s Water for Life Decade will be at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus Thursday, Nov. 15 as part of the ongoing Science in Society Series.

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22
Mar
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Penticton Speaker: March 26th – Geology, Soils, and Landforms of the Okanagan Valley

Tim Watts is a geologist and the owner of the Kettle Valley Winery.  Join Tim for a discussion of the geologic history of the Okanagan and how forces such as volcanoes, glaciers and rivers shaped the landscape we see around us.

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11
Mar
green business awards

Kelowna Green Business Awards Organized by OC Students

The 2012 Green Business Awards will be presented at a luncheon on April 25, presented in partnership by the Kelowna  Chamber of Commerce with the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Okanagan. come to the luncheon and learn about Okanagan businesses’ committments to sustainability!

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8
Mar

Penticton Speaker: March 12 – Reflections on Sustainability

Henk Saaltink worked as a consulting engineer on national and international water resource and social development projects for over fifty years. As a result, he has a unique perspective on the sustainability movement.  During his presentation, Henk will talk about his experiences and the challenges he sees in our future. Read more »

14
Feb
green IT

Feb 15: Green IT specialist reveals impact of IT on climate change

Zero carbon networks, cloud computing, server farms and electric roads are among the topics that will be presented by Bill St. Arnaud, one of Canada’s most prominent figures in the information and communication technologies (ICT), in a public lecture as part of the Science in Society Speaker Series (a joint project by the Okanagan Science Centre and the Okanagan College). Read more »

14
Feb
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Vernon: Visiting Professor Series

Three distinguished professors come to Vernon for monthly speaking series:  Dr. Hans Schreier on Watersheds, Food Security & Climate Change Science; Dr. Ross Hickey on Taxation, CEO Salaries & Leveling Income Inequality; and Dr. John Janmaat on Tarring the Spirit Bear: Pipelines, People & Profits.

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19
Jan
fair shake

Fair Shake: A Public Forum on Social Change and Progressive Solutions

Special guest speaker MP Justin Trudeau: “Town Hall” bringing together stakeholders from a variety of disciples, with more than 15 community leaders speaking on a diverse range of topics related to social, environmental, political, justice and economic issues. Plus musical and spoken word performances, and short films.

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9
Jan
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KIVA: Social Entrepreneur Speaks in Kelowna

Thursday, January 26, 2012, Jessica Jackley is a founder and former Chief Marketing Officer of Kiva, the world’s first peer-to-peer microlending website, will be speaking in Kelowna.  Jackley discusses a wide range of timely issues, from economic development to women’s empowerment to Web 2.0. Tickets are free, although you must register to attend.

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7
Nov
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Extreme deep sea environments exposed by UVic professor in public talk

Canada’s leading authority on extreme deep-water sea life will be in Vernon Nov. 17 to present a public lecture on what lies beneath our oceans as part of Okanagan College’s Science in Society speaker series.

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