About the presentation:
“Humanity faces a myriad of ecological, economic, and social problems, many of which have no easy or obvious solution. Every event has many antecedents, and we usually attribute our problems or the occurrence of catastrophic events to the most immediate and obvious antecedents, while overlooking the role of population growth as a major driving factor in creating the conditions for the antecedent events to occur.”
About the speaker:
Madeline Weld is the president of the Population Institute Canada (PIC), an organization concerned with the implications of human population growth for all life on Earth. She has a B.Sc. in zoology from the University of Guelph and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physiology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She worked at the University of Ottawa for many years between 1984 and 2001. Now retired, she worked in the Food Directorate of Health Canada from 2001 to 2014. Madeline is also a co-editor of Humanist Perspectives, a quarterly Canadian magazine.
Cost: $25 general admission; $20 for members, their spouses and student guests. The downstairs ante-room and dining area will be open at 11:30 for those who wish to meet and greet friends and colleagues prior to lunch.
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