Public Events

This year CANSEE is placing special attention to outreach and communication beyond the academy. We’ve organized a public events series that is free and open to all who are interested in order to catalyze a larger conversation on pressing sustainability debates. See below for more details.

Public Lecture

Economics for a Burning Planet: Challenging the Logic of the Growth Economy


Hosted in the CIGI Auditorium Thursday May 23 from 7-9:30pm

Register (free) here to secure your place

*Note paid registrants for CANSEE 2019 must register for this event if they wish to attend

Dr. Leah Temper (Dept of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University), Dr. Peter Victor (Author, ‘Managing Without Growth’), Dr. Deborah McGregor (Indigenous Environmental Justice, York U), and Indigenous Climate Action Co-Founder Eriel Deranger will speak to the conflictual nature of SDG Goal 8, ‘sustainable economic growth’, in the face of a destabilizing climate.



Maker's Night

Reclaiming the Means of Production

Family-friendly, walk-in | Saturday May 25, 5-8pm

Join us at the Waterloo Public Library (Main Library, 35 Albert Street) for an evening of crafts, re-purposing, and learning to live waste-free while improving quality of life. Activities include beeswax wraps, button making, cardboard arcades, vegetable seedlings, and more!



Community Mural

In the spirit of collective action, we have also booked the Waterloo Public Square (75 King Street South) where we will be conducting a community mural painting in partnership with RISE For Climate Waterloo Region. This event intends to provide some quality time to creatively think and critically reflect on the issues discussed during the conference, providing an alternative platform to absorb, digest, and express.