greenSPEAK Seminar – Nov 20 – Ron Dart: Roderick Haig-Brown: Canada’s Green Prophet

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ron dart 2Roderick Haig-Brown: Canada’s Green Prophet

Time: 1:00pm

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Place: Abbotsford Campus, A203b


Ron Dart has taught in the department of political science/philosophy/religious studies at University of the Fraser Valley since 1990. He was on staff with Amnesty International in the 1980s before joining UFV. Ron teaches a course on “Religion, Nature, and Science” at UFV, and his decades long interest in mountaineering (beginning in Switzerland in the early 1970s) has meant he has an interest in ecological issues.

Roderick Haig-Brown: Canada’s Green Prophet
There is a colonial tendency by many Canadians to turn to the USA or England for models to heed in the
ecological issues we face on global, national and local levels. There is, of course, Farley Mowat and David
Suzuki who have embodied some of the finest aspects of the unique Canadian ecological vision. But, before
Suzuki and Mowat, before Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”, was the pioneering life and prolific
writings of Roderick Haig-Brown. This presentation will focus on the significance of Haig-Brown as Canada’s
green prophet.

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