Eight Foot Tall Beavers, Scimitar Cats, and Three Toed Horses: What the Past Tells Us about the Future Arctic

Join author/photographer Edward Struzik as he takes you on a 45-million year journey into the Arctic’s past and a whirlwind tour of what is happening there now. Discover what the past and the present tell us about the future that is unfolding.
  • Edward Struzik, Institute for Energy and Environment, Queen's University
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Thursday, November 5, 5-6:30 pm
    in the series
  • Edward Struzik is a fellow at Queen’s University’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy in Kingston, Ontario and a regular contributor to Yale Environment 360, an international online magazine that offers news, opinion and analysis on global environmental issues. Winner of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy, and the Michener Deacon Fellowship in Public Policy, he was runner-up to the New York Times for the Grantham Prize, the world’s biggest award for environmental journalism.

    In addition to his numerous contributions to Yale Environment 360, Struzik’s articles have appeared in magazines, academic journals and newspapers, including Scientific American, Natural History, Arctic, Conservation Biology, Canadian Geographic, Equinox, and Foreign Policy Review. He is author of the book Northwest Passage, published by Key Porter Books and the Canadian Geographic Society, Ten Rivers, published by CanWest Books, “The Big Thaw” which was published in 2009 by John Wiley and Sons, and Arctic Icons, which was published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside in 2014.

    His latest book, Future Arctic, Field Notes From a World on the Edge, has been critically acclaimed by New Scientist, The Scientist, BioScience, Outside Magazine, Salon and dozens of other publications.

    "Future Arctic is marvelous—as a long-time arctic researcher, I can honestly say it is the best book that I have seen dealing with the challenges facing the region. A masterful examination of the past, present, and future status of the Arctic, it is also very enjoyable reading, storytelling at its best."          - Vera Alexander Professor and Dean Emerita, University of Alaska Fairbank
  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.


November 5th, 2015 from  5:00 PM to  6:30 PM
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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