The Right to Be Cold – One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet

The Vancouver Institute presents Sheila Watt-Cloutier, who will speak about her new book, The Right to Be Cold, which explores the relationship between ecological conservation of the Arctic and the survival of Inuit culture, language and ways of life, and ultimately the conservation of the world.
  • Ms. Sheila Watt-Cloutier, OC, Activist, author and politician; International Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council
    Woodward Instructional Resource Centre Lecture Hall 2, UBC

    Saturday, October 17, 8:15-9:30 pm
    The Vancouver Institute Lectures
  • Sheila Watt Cloutier

    Ms. Watt-Cloutier is one of the world’s most recognized environmental and human rights advocates. In 2007, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy work in showing the impact global climate change has on human rights, especially in the Arctic. In addition to her Nobel nomination, Watt-Cloutier has been awarded the Aboriginal Achievement Award, the UN Champion of the Earth Award, and the prestigious Norwegian Sophie Prize. She is also an officer of the Order of Canada. From 1995 to 2002, she served as the elected Canadian president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), and in 2002, she was elected international chair of the council. Under her leadership, the world’s first international legal action on climate change was launched with a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.


October 17th, 2015 8:15 PM through  9:30 PM
Lecture Hall No. 2
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
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