Lecture 3 (of 3): Look up! Canada as an Arctic and Space Nation

  • Michael Byers, Political Science, UBC
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Tuesday, March 19, 7:30-8:30 pm, with reception to follow
    in the series
    McLean Lectures in Canadian Studies: Cold, Dark, and Dangerous: The Arctic and Outer Space
  • Canada is the second largest country in world, and 40 percent of it is Arctic. The Arctic is central to our history, culture, and self-identity. In 1962, Canada became the third country in Space, with a satellite for studying the ionosphere. A decade later, Canada became the first country to launch a civilian communications satellite, enabling the CBC to broadcast from sea to sea to sea. The Arctic and Space are inextricably linked. In addition to being central to Arctic communications, satellites are essential tools for Arctic navigation, security, search and rescue, ice and weather forecasting, fisheries, prospecting and science. In his final McLean Lecture, Michael Byers will advance a vision of Canada as a leading Arctic and Space nation. It is a vision that promotes international cooperation, social and economic development, environmental protection—and national pride.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.


March 19th, 2019 from  7:30 PM to  8:30 PM
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