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ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE

MCGILL INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF CANADA

THE M C G ILL I NSTITUTE FOR THE S TUDY OF C ANADA C ONFÉRENCE

CONFÉRENCE ANNUELLE DE LINSTITUT DÉTUDES CANADIENNES DE MCGILL

DE L ’ INSTITUT D ’ ÉTUDES CANADIENNES DE M C G ILL 2014 February 6

2014

’ INSTITUT D ’ ÉTUDES CANADIENNES DE M C G ILL 2014 February 6 & 7,

February 6 & 7, 2014 / Le 6 et 7 février 2014

McGill Faculty Club - 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal Cercle des universitaires de McGill - 3450, rue McTavish, Montréal

McGill Faculty Club - 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal Cercle des universitaires de McGill - 3450, rue
McGill Faculty Club - 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal Cercle des universitaires de McGill - 3450, rue
2014 Petrocultures 2014: Oil, Energy, and Canada’s Future Annual conference of the McGill Institute for

2014

Petrocultures 2014: Oil, Energy, and Canada’s Future

Annual conference of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada February 6 and 7, 2014 McGill Faculty Club 3450 McTavish Street

PROGRAMME

Petrocultures 2014 : Le pétrole, l'énergie et l'avenir du Canada

Conférence annuelle de l’Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill Le 6 et 7 février 2014 Cercle des universitaires de McGill 3450, rue McTavish

d’études canadiennes de McGill Le 6 et 7 février 2014 Cercle des universitaires de McGill 3450,
d’études canadiennes de McGill Le 6 et 7 février 2014 Cercle des universitaires de McGill 3450,

DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada’s 2014 conference, Petrocultures 2014: Oil,

Energy, and Canada’s Future.

Since 1995, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) has hosted a major bilingual conference every year in Montreal on topics that matter to Canadians and are relevant to current public policy concerns. These public events, designed to raise provocative questions and encourage open and nonpartisan discussion, have brought together hundreds of people and attracted national and international media coverage. The MISC's annual conferences are widely recognized as rare learning experiences and attract experts on policy and public life from around the globe.

Petrocultures 2014 will bring together leading figures to discuss and debate the role of oil and energy in shaping social, cultural and political life in Canada at present and in the future. This unique conference is organized in conjunction with the University of Alberta, and will be a genuinely national event involving a diverse group of speakers from across Canada.

Thank you for joining us here at McGill University in Montreal.

Yours sincerely,

MESSAGE DU DIRECTEUR

Chers ami(e)s et collègues,

Bienvenue à la conférence 2014 de l’Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill : Petrocultures 2014 : Le pétrole, l'énergie et l'avenir du Canada.

Depuis 1995, l’Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill (IÉCM) tient un colloque annuel bilingue à Montréal sur des sujets qui préoccupent les Canadiens et qui relèvent de la politique d’intérêt public actuelle. Ces rencontres publiques, dont le format a été mis en place pour provoquer des questions intéressantes ainsi que pour encourager le dialogue ouvert et non partisan, ont rassemblé des centaines de personnes et ont bénéficié d’une couverture médiatique nationale et internationale. Les colloques annuels de l’IÉCM sont reconnus de part et d’autre comme de rares expériences d’apprentissage et ont réussi à attirer des experts d’un peu partout dans le monde pour discuter de politique et de vie publique.

Pétrocultures 2014 rassemblera des personnalités importantes afin de discuter du rôle du pétrole et de l'énergie dans la reconfiguration actuelle et future de la vie sociale, culturelle et politique au Canada. Cette conférence unique est organisée en collaboration avec l'Université de l'Alberta et sera un événement véritablement national comportant des représentants de toutes les régions du Canada.

Je vous remercie de vous avoir joint à nous.

Cordialement,

Je vous remercie de vous avoir joint à nous. Cordialement, William Straw, Ph.D. Director, McGill Institute

William Straw, Ph.D. Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Professor, Department of Art History and Communication Studies

William Straw, Ph.D.

Directeur, Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill Professeur, Département d'histoire de l'art et d'études en communications

SUMMARY

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014

12:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

1:00 p.m.

Words of Welcome

1:15 p.m.

Is ours a petro-economy?

2:30 p.m.

Break

2:45 p.m.

Special Presentation

3:15 p.m.

Who owns our oil?

4:30 p.m.

Keynote Address

5:30 p.m.

Cultural event at the McCord Museum (690 Sherbrooke W.)

7:15 p.m.

Opening Reception

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014

8:00 a.m.

Conference Registration

9:00 a.m.

Words of Welcome

9:15 a.m.

How safe is our oil?

10:30 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.

Keynote Address

11:15 p.m.

Break

11:25 p.m.

Special Presentation

11:35 p.m.

Is ours a petroculture?

12:35 p.m.

Lunch

1:45 p.m.

Is ours a petro-democracy?

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Knowledge, expertise and technology

4:00 p.m.

Break

4:10 p.m.

Special Presentation

4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Reception

SOMMAIRE

LE JEUDI 6 FEVRIER 2014

12h00

Inscription

13h00

Mot de bienvenue

13h15

Notre économie, une pétro-économie?

14h30

Pause

14h45

Présentation spéciale

15h15

À qui appartient notre pétrole?

16h30

Discours spécial

17h30

Soirée culturelle au Musée McCord (690 Rue Sherbrooke O.)

19h15

Cocktail d’ouverture

LE VENDREDI 7 FEVRIER 2014

8h00

Inscription

9h00

Mot de bienvenue

9h15

Notre pétrole est-il sécuritaire?

10h30

Pause

10h45

Discours spéciale

11h15

Pause

11h25

Présentation speciale

11h35

Notre culture, une pétro-culture?

12h35

Dîner

13h45

Notre démocratie, une pétro-démocratie?

14h45

Pause

15h00

Connaissance, expertise et technologie

16h00

Pause

16h10

Présentation speciale

16h30

Mot de clôture et réception

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 / LE JEUDI 6 FEVRIER 2014

12:00 p.m.

Registration / Inscription

12h00

1:00 p.m.

WORDS OF WELCOME / MOT DE BIENVENUE

13h00

William Straw, Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Professor, Department of Art History and Communication Studies / Directeur, Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill, Professeur, Département d’histoire de l’art et études en communications

Annette Hester, Conference co-chair, senior associate, William E. Simon Chair, Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, economist, writer / Co-présidente de la conférence, déléguée principale de la chaire William E. Simon en économie politique, Center for Strategic and International Studies, économiste, écrivaine

Christopher Manfredi, Dean, Faculty of Arts, McGill University / Doyen, Faculté des arts, Université McGill

1:15 p.m.

IS OURS A PETRO-ECONOMY? / NOTRE ÉCONOMIE, UNE PÉTRO-ÉCONOMIE?

13h15

Panelists / Conférenciers :

Satya Das, author (Green Oil), media commentator, human rights expert / auteur (Green Oil), commentateur médiatique expert des droits de la personne

Annette Hester, Conference Co-Chair, senior associate, William E. Simon Chair, Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, economist, writer / Co-présidente de la conférence, déléguée principale de la chaire William E. Simon en économie politique, Center for Strategic and International Studies, économiste, écrivaine

Matthew Mendelsohn, Director, Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, University of Toronto / directeur, Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, Université de Toronto

Christopher Ragan, Associate Professor, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, Department of Economics, McGill University; David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy, C.D. Howe Institute, Toronto / professeur agrégé, Macroéconomie et politique économique, Département d'économie, Université McGill; titulaire de la chaire David Dodge en politique monétaire, Institut CD Howe, Toronto

Moderator / Modérateur :

Brett House, senior fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and Jeanne Sauvé Foundation; lecturer, Department of Economics, McGill University; Chazen Visiting Scholar, Columbia Business School /agrégé supérieur de recherches, Centre pour l'innovation dans la gouvernance internationale (CIGI) et Fondation Jeanne Sauvé; chargé de cours au Département d'économie, Université McGill; chercheur invité Chazen, Columbia Business School

2:30 p.m.

Break / Pause

14h30

2:45 p.m.

More to the Story: Standing Up For Oil/ Le revers de la médaille : À la défense du pétrole

14h45

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SPECIAL PRESENTATION / PRÉSENTATION SPÉCIALE

Liz Hannah, Vice-President, Communications/ Vice-présidente aux communications, Cenovus Energy

Introduction by / Introduction par :

Christopher Manfredi, Dean, Faculty of Arts, McGill University / Doyen, Faculté des arts, Université McGill

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3:15 p.m.

WHO OWNS OUR OIL? / À QUI APPARTIENT NOTRE PÉTROLE?

15h15

Panelists / Conférenciers :

Ken Chapman, Executive Director, Northern Initiatives, Former Chair, Oilsands Developers Group / directeur général, Northern Initiatives, ancien président, Oilsands Developers Group

Eriel Deranger, Communications Coordinator, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation / coordinatrice des communications, nation Athabasca Chipewyan

Katherine Koostachin, lawyer, Aboriginal, environmental and natural resource law/ avocate, droit des Autochtones, de l’environnement et des ressources naturelles

Scott Vaughan, President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development / président et directeur général, Institut international du développement durable

Moderator / Modérateur :

Richard Janda, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Associate Member, School of Environment, McGill University / professeur agrégé, Faculté de droit, membre associé, École d'environnement, Université McGill

4:30 p.m.

16h30

THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF OIL / LA POLITIQUE CULTURELLE DU PÉTROLE

KEYNOTE ADDRESS / DISCOURS SPÉCIAL :

Imre Szeman, Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies, Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology, University of Alberta / Titulaire de la chaire de recherche du Canada en études culturelles, professeur d'anglais, d'études cinématographiques et de sociologie, Université de l'Alberta

Introduction by / Introduction par :

William Straw – Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Professor, Department of Art History and Communication Studies / Directeur, Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill, Professeur, Département d’histoire de l’art et études en communications

5:30 p.m.

CULTURAL EVENT AT THE McCORD MUSEUM OF CANADIAN HISTORY /

17h30

SOIRÉE CULTURELLE AU MUSÉE McCORD

690, Sherbrooke Street West / 690, rue Sherbrooke ouest

Host / Maître de cérémonie :

Martin Patriquin, Journalist /journaliste, MacLean’s

With / Avec :

Warren Cariou, writer, professor, documentary filmmaker and Director, Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, University of Manitoba / écrivain, professeur, documentariste et directeur du Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, Université du Manitoba

A reading from the Enpipline Project, by project co-founder Christine Leclerc / lecture du Enpipeline Project, par la co- fondatrice du projet

A scene from the play Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster (Joan Sullivan), performed by McGill theatre students Sam Cooper, Adriane Epprecht, Tom Fish, Olivia Heaney, Scott Leydon, and Brendan MacDonald / Une scène de Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster (Joan Sullivan), mise en scène par étudiants de théâtre de McGill Sam Cooper, Adriane Epprecht, Tom Fish, Olivia Heaney, Scott Leydon, et Brendan MacDonald

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A musical performance by Canadiana cowboy country musician Tim Hus / Une performance musicale par Tim Hus, musicien du genre «Canadiana cow-boy»

Photography from the McCord Museum’s Notman Archives / photographies des archives photographiques Notman du musée McCord

7:15 p.m.

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION / COCKTAIL D’OUVERTURE

19h15

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014/ LE VENDREDI 7 FEVRIER 2014

8:00 p.m.

Registration / Inscription

8h00

9:00 a.m.

WORDS OF WELCOME / MOT DE BIENVENUE

9h00

Suzanne Morton, Acting Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University / Directrice intérimaire, Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill, professeure, département d’histoire et d’études classiques, Univsersité McGill

Alex K. Paterson, OC, OQ, QC, Ad. E, Founding Co-Chair, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais/ Coprésident fondateur, Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill et avocat-conseil, Borden Ladner Gervais

Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University /Principale et vice-chancelière, Université McGill

9:15 a.m.

HOW SAFE IS OUR OIL? / NOTRE PÉTROLE EST-IL SÉCURITAIRE?

9h15

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / PRÉSENTATIONS SPÉCIALES :

Steven Guilbeault, co-founder / co-fondateur, Équiterre

Ezra Levant, Commentator, Sun News; author (Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada's Oil Sands) / Commentateur, Sun News; auteur, (Ethical Oil : The Case for Canada’s Oil Sands)

Tzeporah Berman, Executive Director and Co-founder, PowerUp Canada; Co-founder, Campaign Director, ForestEthics; former Co-Director, Greenpeace International's Global Climate and Energy Program / directrice générale de PowerUp Canada; cofondatrice et directrice de campagne de ForestEthics, ancienne codirectrice, Greenpeace International's Global Climate and Energy Program

Moderator / Modératrice:

Désirée McGraw, Conference co-chair, President, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, environmental policy expert /Co-présidente de la conférence, Présidente, Fondation Jeanne Sauvé, experte des politiques sur l’environnement

10:30 a.m.

Break / Pause

10h30

10:45 a.m.

THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION’S ROLE IN REGULATING OIL PIPELINES AND LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS / LE ROLE DE LA COMMISSION FÉDÉRALE DE LA RÉGULATION DE L’ÉNERGIE DANS LA RÉGULATION DES OLÉODUCS ET DU GAZ NATUREL LIQUÉFIÉ

KEYNOTE ADDRESS / DISCOURS SPÉCIAL :

10h45

Philip D. Moeller, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. /membre de la commission, Commission fédérale de la régulation de l’énergie des États-Unis, Washington, D.C.

 

Introduction by / Introduction par :

Bryan Haynes, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP and Board of Trustees, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada / Partenaire, Bennett Jones LLP et Conseil d'administration, Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill

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11:15 a.m.

Break / Pause

11h15

11:25 a.m.

MONITORING AND ACCOUNTABILITY / SURVEILLANCE ET RESPONSABILITÉ

11h25

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION / PRÉSENTATION SPÉCIALE :

Janelle Baker, Instructor, Athabasca University, doctoral researcher, Vanier Fellow, Warren Fellow, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, consultant, First Nations traditional land use / Instructrice, Université Athabasca, doctorante, chercheuse Vanier, chercheuse Warren, Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill, consultante sur l’utilisation des terres traditionelles des Premières Nations

 

Introduction by / Introduction par:

Alex K. Paterson, OC, OQ, QC, Ad. E, Founding Co-Chair, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais/ Coprésident fondateur, Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill et avocat-conseil, Borden Ladner Gervais

11:35 a.m.

IS OURS A PETROCULTURE? / NOTRE CULTURE, UNE PÉTRO-CULTURE?

11h35

Panelists / Conférenciers :

Ruth Beer, Professor of Visual Art and Material Practice, Emily Carr University of Art and Design / professeure en arts visuels et en pratiques matérielles, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Stephanie LeMenager, Barbara and Carlisle Moore Distinguished Professor in English and American Literature, University of Oregon, author (to be published) Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century / professeure distinguée Barbara et Carlisle Moore en littératures anglaise et américaine, University of Oregon, auteure de Living Oil : Petroleum and Culture in the American Century (à paraître)

Sheena Wilson, Assistant Professor; Director, Bilingual Writing Centre, University of Alberta / professeure agrégée; directrice, Centre d’écriture bilingue; Université de l’Alberta

Moderator / Modérateur:

David Secko, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, Concordia University, researcher in science journalism, health journalism, public engagement /professeur agrégé, Département de journalisme, Université Concordia, chercheur en journalisme portant sur les sciences, la santé et l’engagement du public

12:35 p.m.

Lunch / Dîner

12h35

1:45 p.m.

IS OURS A PETRO-DEMOCRACY? / NOTRE DÉMOCRATIE, UNE PÉTRO-DÉMOCRATIE?

13h45

Panelists / Conférenciers:

Trish Audette-Longo, journalist (The Edmonton Journal, Post Media), joint doctoral researcher, Communications, Concordia University / journaliste (The Edmonton Journal, Post Media), chercheuse au doctorat en cotutelle, Communications, Université Concordia

Darin Barney, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University / Titulaire de la chaire de recherche du Canada en technologie et citoyenneté, professeur au Département d’histoire de l’art et de communications, Université McGill

Mary Janigan, journalist, author (Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark, 2013 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize winner) / journaliste, auteure (Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark, lauréat du J.W. Dafoe Book Prize)

Moderator / Modérateur:

Gerald Butts, Senior Advisor, Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada; Former President, World Wildlife Fund Canada / Conseiller principal auprès de Justin Trudeau, chef du Parti libéral du Canada; ancien président, World Wildlife Fund Canada

2:45 p.m.

Break / Pause

14h45

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3:00 p.m.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERTISE, AND TECHNOLOGY / CONNAISSANCE, EXPERTISE, TECHNOLOGIE

15h00

Panelists / Conférenciers :

Jennifer Gabrys, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London, Director, "Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice" project / Chargée de cours, Département de sociologie, Goldsmiths University of London; directrice, projet « Citizens Sensing and Environmental Practice »

Brenda Longfellow, award-winning filmmaker, Associate Professor, Department of Film, Director; Graduate Programs in Cinema and Media Studies, York University/ cinéaste primée, Professeure agrégée, Département de Film et Diréctrice, programmes d'études supérieures en cinéma et des médias, Université York

Lynn Miller, founder / fondatrice, Le Nichoir Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre

Moderator / Modérateur:

Jonathan Sas, Director of Research, Broadbent Institute; Sauvé Scholar; former editor, The Mark News; contributor, The Tyee, Maisonneuve, National Post, Alternet, J-source, Rabble / Directeur de la recherche, Institut Broadbent; chercheur Sauvé; ancien éditeur de The Mark News; collaborateur à The Tyee, Maisonneuve; National Post; Alternet, J-source,

4:00 p.m.

Break / Pause

16h00

4:10 p.m.

FORT MCMONEY

16h10

SPECIAL PRESENTATION / PRÉSENTATION SPÉCIALE :

David Dufresne, Director / directeur

Philip Lewis, English-language Game-Master / maître de jeu, version anglaise Fort McMoney

Introduction by / Introduction par :

Sheena Wilson, Assistant Professor; Director, Bilingual Writing Centre, University of Alberta/ Professeure agrégée; directrice, Centre d’écriture bilingue; Université de l’Alberta

4:30 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS / MOT DE CLÔTURE

16h30

Désirée McGraw, conference co-chair; President, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, environmental policy expert / Co-présidente de la conférence; présidente, Fondation Jeanne Sauvé; experte des politiques sur l’environnement

Lili de Grandpré, Managing Director, CenCEO Consulting and Co-Chair, Board of Trustees, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada / Directrice générale, CenCEO Consulting et Co-Présidente, conseil d’administration, Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill

4:40 p.m.

Reception / Réception

16h40

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES NOTES BIOGRAPHIQUES

SPEAKERS, CHAIRS and KEYNOTES

CONFÉRENCIERS, MODÉRATEURS et CONFÉRENCIERS D’HONNEUR

CONFÉRENCIERS, MODÉRATEURS et CONFÉRENCIERS D’HONNEUR AUDETTE - LONGO, Trish journalist, researcher Trish Audette

AUDETTE-LONGO, Trish

journalist, researcher

Trish Audette-Longo is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University. The focus of her research is on how First Nations and Métis communities situated closest to Alberta's oil sands, and along potential pipeline routes through British Columbia, use media to express a variety of health, cultural, and conservation concerns in connection to bitumen extraction, locally-driven economic growth, and community sustainability. Prior to undertaking doctoral studies, she worked as a reporter at The Edmonton Journal (2005-2012). Her last newsroom post was as environment reporter, during which time she covered hearings into the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposed to carry Alberta oil west to tankers at Kitimat, B.C.

to carry Alberta oil west to tankers at Kitimat, B.C. BAKER, Janelle Instructor, Athabasca University, doctoral

BAKER, Janelle Instructor, Athabasca University, doctoral researcher, Vanier Fellow, Warren Fellow, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, consultant, First Nations traditional land use

Janelle Marie Baker is a doctoral researcher in anthropology at McGill University studying First Nations’ perspectives on wild food contamination in Alberta’s oil sands region. Her research is inspired from doing traditional land use research and consultation for First Nations in Alberta for over eight years. Baker currently manages a traditional environmental knowledge research project for the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association, a non-profit organization based in Fort McMurray that monitors air quality in the region. This project works with Fort McKay Elders to record their traditional knowledge and observations of berry quality in their traditional territory. Baker is also an instructor in anthropology at Athabasca University and is a Warren Fellow at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, a Vanier Scholar, the 2013-2014 Canadian Federation for University Women CHEA Fellow, and a 2014-2015 ISE Darrell Posey Fellow.

BARNEY, Darin Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill UniversityBARNEY, Darin

Darin Barney is Canada Research Chair in Technology & Citizenship, and Associate Professor at McGill University. He is the author of Communication Technology: The Canadian Democratic Audit; The Network Society; and Prometheus Wired: The Hope for Democracy in the Age of Network Technology. He received the inaugural Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Aurora Prize for outstanding contribution to Canadian intellectual life by a new researcher and was selected in 2004 as a “Leader of Tomorrow” by the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering. He has served on the Advisory Council of the Law Commission of Canada, as Chair of the Department of Art History & Communication Studies at McGill, and as President of the Canadian Communication Association. His work focuses on the relationship between technology and political judgment and action, with a specific focus on the politics of resource infrastructure in Canada, including current projects on the transformation of grain-handling technology in the Canadian prairies and the politics of petroleum and gas pipelines in the Pacific Northwest.

of petroleum and gas pipelines in the Pacific Northwest. BEER, Ruth Professor of Visual Art and

BEER, Ruth Professor of Visual Art and Material Practice, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Ruth Beer is a Vancouver-based artist interested in cross-disciplinary approaches to cultural practice. Her artwork that includes sculpture, video, and interactive projections has been shown in national and international exhibitions. She is a member of the RCA and she has been awarded several public art commissions. She is the lead researcher on SSHRC research and creation projects Catch & Release: Mapping cultural and geographic transitions (2009-2013), concerned with Pacific coast communities and the demise of the salmon canning industry, and Trading Routes: Grease trails, oil futures (2013-2017) addressing issues related to the contested terrain and complex changing landscape at the intersection of cultural heritage and the economy of northern British Columbia.

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BERMAN, Tzeporah Executive Director and Co - founder, PowerUp Canada; Co - founder, Campaign Director, ForestEthics; former Executive Director and Co-founder, PowerUp Canada; Co-founder, Campaign Director, ForestEthics; former Co-Director, Greenpeace International's Global Climate and Energy Program Dr. Tzeporah Berman, B.A. M.E.S. LLD (honoris causa) has been designing and winning environmental campaigns in Canada and internationally for 20 years. She currently works as a strategic advisor for dozens of environmental organizations, First Nations and philanthropists on clean energy, oilsands and pipelines. She is the former co-director of Greenpeace International's Global Climate and Energy Program and Co-founder and Campaign Director of ForestEthics. Dr. Berman has been honoured with inclusion into the permanent exhibit of the Royal BC Museum as one of 150 people who have changed the face of British Columbia. Her first book, This Crazy Time:

Living Our Environmental Challenge, was published in English by Knopf Canada and en français as Vertes Années: ou, La vie d'une écologiste pas comme les autres by Borealis Press. Dr. Berman has received many awards for her work on environmental issues including receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Law last year from the University of British Columbia.

of Law last year from the University of British Columbia. BUTTS, Gerald Senior Advisor, Justin Trudeau,

BUTTS, Gerald Senior Advisor, Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada; Former President, World Wildlife Fund Canada

Gerald Butts grew up in Glace Bay, Cape Breton and graduated from McGill with a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Literature. He is the former President and CEO of WWF-Canada, one of the country’s largest conservation organizations. For igniting his interest in environmentalism, Mr. Butts credits Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, under whom he served as Principal Secretary. Mr. Butts currently serves as Chief Advisor to Federal Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau. He is also a director of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

and Conflict Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs. CARIOU, Warren Writer, professor, documentary filmmaker

CARIOU, Warren Writer, professor, documentary filmmaker and Director, Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, University of Manitoba

Warren Cariou was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan into a family of Métis and European heritage. He has published numerous articles on Canadian Aboriginal Literature and he has published a collection of novellas, The Exalted Company of Roadside Martyrs and an award-winning memoir/cultural history titled Lake of the Prairies. He has also co-directed and co-produced two films about Aboriginal people in western Canada’s oil sands region: Overburden and Land of Oil and Water. His latest book is Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water, co-edited with Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair. He is a Canada Research Chair and Director of the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba.

Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba. CHAPMAN, Ken Executive Director, Northern Initiatives,

CHAPMAN, Ken Executive Director, Northern Initiatives, Former Chair, Oilsands Developers Group

Social media savant and lawyer Ken Chapman, past Executive Director of the Oil Sands Developers Group, is always looking for the next narrative in a sweeping range of interests from business and environment to social concerns and community development. Often called a game changer and divergent thinker, Ken passionately believes in the power of citizen engagement and participation in the democratic process. And this accomplished raconteur is as comfortable brainstorming over a bowl of soup with cultural creatives as he is helping guide decisions and policies in corporate boardrooms and government committee rooms.

in corporate boardrooms and government committee rooms. COOPER, Sam Masters Program, English Department, McGill

COOPER, Sam Masters Program, English Department, McGill University

Sam Cooper is in the second year of the McGill English Department's MA program. Although previously involved in many theatrical productions--both on McGill's mainstage and beyond--Sam is now busy writing an MA Thesis which focuses on Early Modern theatre, and is therefore thankful for an opportunity to get out of the books and explore Rig's important history.

out of the books and explore Rig 's important history. DAS, Satya Brata Author, Opinion leader,

DAS, Satya Brata Author, Opinion leader, Commentator

An author, strategist and ardent community volunteer, Satya is an expert on energy policy, particularly in mapping public values and “social license” for sustainable oil sands development. An eminent opinion leader, Satya is a frequent media commentator and public speaker. He is Principal of Cambridge Strategies Inc, an advisory for leaders.

DE GRANDPRÉ, Lili Managing Director, CenCEO Consulting and Co - Chair, Board of Trustees, McGill

DE GRANDPRÉ, Lili Managing Director, CenCEO Consulting and Co- Chair, Board of Trustees, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

Lili de Grandpré is managing director of CenCEO Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm she founded in 2005. From 1991 to 2004, she worked with Mercer Consulting, in Canada and the UK, where she held various leadership positions, including head of the Canadian practice of Mercer Management Consulting from 1997 to 2002, leader of the Human Resources Strategy practice in 2003-2004. From 1977 to 1989, she was with the Bank of Montreal, her last position as Vice-President, Marketing and Product Development. Lili is very active in the community, participating in many boards and various committees, including McGill University, United Way of Montreal, The Foundation of the National Circus School, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. She was chosen as a Woman of Distinction by the Montreal YWCA and the Montreal Chamber of Commerce. From 1992 to 2001, she was a regular guest lecturer at the Executive Development Institute of Queen’s University. She is a graduate of the Corporate Governance College of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She has a Bachelor of Arts, a graduate degree in journalism and an MBA.

of Arts, a graduate degree in journalism and an MBA. DERANGER, Eriel Communication Coordinator, Athabasca

DERANGER, Eriel Communication Coordinator, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is a Denesuline Indigenous activist, member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) in northern Alberta. She is currently employed as the Tar Sands Campaign and Communication Coordinator for ACFN. Her work focuses on creating greater awareness about the negative climate, human and Indigenous rights impacts of the Alberta Tar Sands, demanding that all levels of government and the private sector fully recognize and implement the unique Indigenous rights her people hold as described by Treaty 8 and the United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She is a long-time Indigenous rights advocate, working alongside various Indigenous and environmental organizations at provincial, national and international levels.

at provincial, national and international levels. DUFRESNE, David Director , Fort McMoney David Dufresne est

DUFRESNE, David Director, Fort McMoney

David Dufresne est journaliste indépendant et cinéaste. Il est l’auteur-réalisateur du jeu documentaire Fort McMoney, produit par TOXA, ONF et Arte en 2013, et acclamé par le NY Times comme le «mariage du film et du jeu vidéo». Il est aussi l’auteur et co- réalisateur avec Philippe Brault du webdocumentaire Prison Valley (2010, Upian/Arte), qui a reçu de très nombreuses récompenses internationales : World Press Photo 2011 (Meilleure œuvre non linéaire de l'année), Visa pour l'image 2010 (meilleur webdocumentaire 2010, France). Il vit à Montréal.

webdocumentaire 2010, France). Il vit à Montréal. EPPRECHT, Adriane Masters Program, English Department,

EPPRECHT, Adriane Masters Program, English Department, McGill University

Adriane Epprecht is in her second year of her Master’s degree in English Literature. Her work is concerned with themes of feminism and nationalism in contemporary southern African novels. She also has a great love for performance, recently having lead roles in Moliere’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Ruhl’s Eurydice, and Middleton’s The Revenger’s Tragedy among other productions. Adriane is eager to be working with such an impressive group of performers and to be addressing this important history.

of performers and to be addressing this important history. FISH, Tom PhD candidate, English Department, McGill

FISH, Tom PhD candidate, English Department, McGill University

Tom Fish is a PhD candidate in the English department at McGill studying contemporary Shakespearean performance. Selected stage credits include: The Crucible,

The Donkey Show (American Repertory Theater), Suggestibility (Victory Theater), Love's Labor's Lost, Baal,

, Harps of God and Sweet Magdalena through the McGill Institute of Public Life of Arts and Ideas. Tom teaches theatre at Dawson College.

Joseph

and the staged readings of Kent Stetson's The

Joseph and the staged readings of Kent Stetson's The FORTIER, Suzanne Principal and Vice - Chancellor,

FORTIER, Suzanne Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University

Prof. Suzanne Fortier became the 17th Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University in 2013. She has served as President of the Natural Sciences and

Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) from

2006

- 2013, as Vice- Principal (Research) from 1995 -

2000

and Vice- Principal (Academic) from 2000 - 2005 at

Queen's University. Prof. Fortier is a crystallographer by training, specializing in the development of mathematical and artificial intelligence methodologies for protein structure determination. She has authored or co- authored over 80 scientific publications and had made numerous invited scientific presentations. She has received the Clara Benson Award for distinguished contributions to chemistry by a woman (1997), the Entrepreneurship Award from Communications and Information Technology Ontario (1997), the Queen's University Distinguished Service Award (2005), an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia (June 2006) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an officer of France’s National Order of Merit. Prof. Fortier currently is a member of the Strategic Committee of Investissements d’Excellence Bordeaux; the Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress; and serves on the Board of Directors of Montreal International; the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal; and the Conference Board of Canada.

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GABRYS, Jennifer Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London, Director, "Citizen

GABRYS, Jennifer Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London, Director, "Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice" project

Jennifer Gabrys is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Principal Investigator on the European Research Council starting grant, “Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice.” Her work investigates environments, material processes and digital technologies through theoretical and practice-based work. Projects within this area include Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics (University of Michigan Press, 2011), which examines the immaterialities of electronic waste, and a study currently underway on environmental sensor technologies and practices, Program Earth: Environment as Experiment in Sensing Technology.

Earth: Environment as Experiment in Sensing Technology. GUILBEAULT, Steven Senior Director and Cofounder,

GUILBEAULT, Steven Senior Director and Cofounder, Équiterre

Équiterre cofounder and senior director Steven Guilbeault is an environmentalist who has focused on climate change since the early ‘90s. He worked for Greenpeace Canada and Greenpeace International for ten years, was senior advisor for Deloitte and Touche, and has contributed to such media outlets as the Métro newspaper, Radio-Canada, La Presse and Corporate Knights Magazine. Throughout his career, Steven, who co -chaired Climate Action Network International for five years, has attended the majority of UN climate meetings – an experience that in 2009 served as the topic for his first book. He is a member of Quebec's Cercle des Phénix, an honorary society for environmentalists, and an honorary fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In 2012, the Université de Montréal awarded him its medal for lifetime achievement.

de Montréal awarded him its medal for lifetime achievement. HANNAH, Liz Cenovus Energy Vice - President,

HANNAH, Liz Cenovus Energy Vice-President, Communications

Liz Hannah, Vice-President Communications for Cenovus Energy, has been a communications professional for more than 30 years. She has extensive experience in corporate communications and brand management. At Cenovus, Liz works closely with the Executive Team, managing the company’s brand and reputation. Under her leadership, the Communications team is responsible for the company’s advertising, corporate collateral and social media presence, and for the company’s extensive internal communications program. Liz has been with Cenovus and its predecessor companies for 16 years. She studied journalism at Mount Royal College in Calgary, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary and completed her Masters in Communication Studies in 2003. With the exception of the nine years she spent consulting, Liz’s career has been primarily in corporate communications.

career has been primarily in corporate communications. HAYNES, Bryan Partner, Bennett Jones LLP Bryan Haynes is

HAYNES, Bryan Partner, Bennett Jones LLP

Bryan Haynes is a partner at the law firm of Bennett Jones LLP. He has over 20 years of experience in commercial transactions and business law, with a focus on private mergers and acquisitions. Bryan graduated from McGill with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science in 1990 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1993. Bryan currently serves on the Board of Governors of McGill. Bryan also serves on the Board of Trustees of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and the Board of Directors of the McGill Alumni Association.

and the Board of Directors of the McGill Alumni Association. HEANEY, Olivia PhD candidate, English department,

HEANEY, Olivia PhD candidate, English department, McGill University

Olivia Heaney is in the second year of the McGill English Department's PhD program. Her research focuses on contemporary Canadian cultural studies, cinema, and performance. While she has been involved in numerous productions in her native Newfoundland, this is her first time onstage at McGill. Olivia is excited to be working with such a talented group of actors and would like to thank playwright Joan Sullivan and the organizers of Petrocultures 2014 for the opportunity to perform this moving piece.

HESTER, Annette Conference Co - Chair, senior associate, William E. Simon Chair, Political Economy, CSIS, economist, writer Conference Co-Chair, senior associate, William E. Simon Chair, Political Economy, CSIS, economist, writer

Annette Hester is the Project Coordinator of the Energy Innovation Center. This forward-thinking initiative focuses on applied research; capacity building; and programs that bring innovative energy projects to Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms. Hester was a member of Premier Redford’s Government of Alberta transition team. Subsequently, she served as senior advisor to the Alberta Government Executive Council on energy and international affairs. In addition, Ms. Hester was the founding Director of the Latin American Research Centre (LARC) at the University of Calgary. She has written for a variety of multilateral institutions, academic publications and think-tanks. Among her affiliations, she is a senior fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). As a consultant, her primary activities have included acting as liaison and developing international market strategies for leading energy companies in Canada, North America, and Latin America. She has also provided consulting services to governmental agencies in several countries of the Americas, primarily Brazil and Canada.

HOUSE, Brett Senior fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and Jeanne Sauvé Foundation; lecturer, Department of Economics, McGill University; Chazen Visiting Scholar, Columbia Business SchoolHOUSE, Brett

Brett House, who joined CIGI as a senior fellow in June 2013, is a Chazen Visiting Scholar at Columbia Business School. He is a lecturer in the Economics Department and a Senior Fellow at the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation at McGill University. Brett was previously a Global Strategist at Woodbine Capital Advisors. Prior to joining Woodbine, he was Principal Advisor on economic, financial and development issues in the Executive Office of the United Nations’ Secretary- General; Policy Advisor at the UNDP; and Senior Macroeconomist at The Earth Institute, Columbia University. From 2000 to 2007 he was an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and held earlier positions as Director of Studies and Stipendiary Lecturer at Keble College, University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar; and Lecturer in Economics at the University of Cape Town, where he was a Rotary Scholar. He also worked in the Capital Markets Department of the World Bank and emerging markets fixed-income sales and trading with Goldman Sachs International in London.

and trading with Goldman Sachs International in London. HUS, Tim Canadiana cowboy country musician Tim Hus

HUS, Tim Canadiana cowboy country musician

Tim Hus has a voice sweeter than a Husqvarna chainsaw, a wit that is sharper than rusty barbed wire, and a list of songs longer than a Saskatchewan fence line. For the past decade Hus and his Travelin' Band have toured to every corner of the land and beyond performing their distinctive brand of Canadiana cowboy music. Hus even crossed Canada with Stompin’ Tom Connors, and was the last person to tour the country with the legend. Following Hus’ acclaimed CD Hockeytown comes the highly anticipated sixth album (his 3rd for Stony Plain Records) Western Star joining Corb Lund and the legendary Ian Tyson on the label.

joining Corb Lund and the legendary Ian Tyson on the label. JANDA, Richard Associate Professor, McGill

JANDA, Richard Associate Professor, McGill Faculty of Law, Associate Member, School of Environment, McGill University

Professor Janda teaches business associations, administrative law, competition law, economic regulation, and air transport regulation. He was Law Clerk to Justices Le Dain and Cory of the Supreme Court of Canada and is a past Director of the Centre for the Study of Regulated Industries at McGill. His main current research areas are the legal basis of domestic and global corporate social responsibility and the regulatory regimes governing domestic and global public goods. Apart from his academic contributions, he has been involved in work for the WTO, ICAO, OECD, the World Bank, a number of Canadian public agencies as well as work in a number of developing countries. In 2007, Richard Janda was appointed as Hydro Québec Scholar in Sustainable Development Law for an initial five-year term, which was renewed in 2012.

for an initial five - year term, which was renewed in 2012. JANIGAN, Mary journalist, author

JANIGAN, Mary journalist, author (Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark, 2013 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize winner)

Mary Janigan is an author and journalist who has written extensively about Canadian public policy, including politics and economics, for The Toronto Star, Maclean’s Magazine and The Globe and Mail. Her book, Let The Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark: The West Versus The Rest Since Confederation was shortlisted for the Donner Prize and it won the Dafoe prize for history. She has also won the prestigious Hy Solomon award for policy analysis, and the National Newspaper Award for her clause-by-clause scrutiny of proposed Constitution changes. She is now working on her doctoral dissertation in history. She has never lost her curiosity, and she has always wanted to understand how the blunders and triumphs of the past complicate the present.

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KOOSTACHIN, Katherine Lawyer, Aboriginal, environmental and natural resource law Katherine's practice is in

KOOSTACHIN, Katherine Lawyer, Aboriginal, environmental and natural resource law

Katherine's practice is in Aboriginal, environmental and natural resource law. Her focus is in Aboriginal economic development initiatives, building corporate governance policies and tools, including developing impact benefit agreements and consultation protocols for industry and Aboriginal communities. Katherine also has a special interest in incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into the environmental assessment processes. Katherine interned with the Aboriginal Litigation Management Group at the Department of Justice, the former Indian Claims Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, and the Department of National Defence Ombudsman’s Office, Legal Unit.

of National Defence Ombudsman’s Office, Legal Unit. LECLERC, Christine Author and Activist Christine Leclerc is

LECLERC, Christine Author and Activist

Christine Leclerc is a Vancouver-based author and activist. She is the author of Counterfeit (Capilano University Editions, 2008) and an editor of The Enpipe Line:

70,000+ km of poetry written in resistance to the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal (Creekstone Press, 2012). Leclerc is a University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program graduate and Teaching In Higher Education certificate holder whose poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in magazines and journals across North America. She is a Communications Manager by day and has been known to lead community theatre at corporate headquarters and occupy oil rigs at sea.

LeMENAGER, Stephanie Barbara and Carlisle Moore Distinguished Professor in English and American Literature at the University of Barbara and Carlisle Moore Distinguished Professor in English and American Literature at the University of Oregon

Stephanie LeMenager is Barbara and Carlisle Moore Distinguished Professor in English and American Literature at the University of Oregon, where she holds an affiliate position in Environmental Studies. She is the author of Manifest and Other Destinies (2005), lead editor of Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (2011), and founding co-editor of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities. Her book Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century, is forthcoming this December from Oxford University Press. Professor LeMenager is also a member of the Los Angeles-based public arts collective, Project 51.

the Los Angeles - based public arts collective, Project 51. LEVANT, Ezra TV News Anchor, Best

LEVANT, Ezra TV News Anchor, Best-Selling Author & Provocateur

Ezra Levant is a TV anchor, newspaper columnist, author and general trouble- maker! After graduating from law school, he went to Ottawa as a parliamentary assistant to Preston Manning. It was to be the first of many romantic but doomed political campaigns. Levant then joined the editorial board of The National Post newspaper. His beat included national politics, the Supreme Court and the Middle East. In 2004, Levant became the founding publisher of the Western Standard magazine. That led to two charges of “hate speech” before the Alberta government’s human rights commission. Levant wrote a book about the experience, called Shakedown, which exposed the censorship of Canada’s human rights commissions. His next book called, Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oilsands, was published in September 2010 and won the 2011 National Business Book Award. To the relief of his wife, Levant finally got a real job, when he joined the Sun News Network all-news channel as the host of a daily talk show called The Source.

as the host of a daily talk show called The Source . LEWIS, Philip English -

LEWIS, Philip English-language Game-Master

Philip Lewis was a publicist at the National Film Board from 1995 to

2003. Since then he has worked in various capacities on

numerous documentary projects. He co-directed, with Neil Diamond, the first season of Dab Iyiyuu: Absolutely Cree, a series on Aboriginal elders. He also co-directed, with Jean- François Monette, Eye on the Guy: Alan B Stone & the Age

of Beefcake. He recently collaborated on the National Film Board’s GDP Project, a web-documentary examining the impact of the Great Recession on the lives of Canadians.

the impact of the Great Recession on the lives of Canadians. LEYDON, Scott Honours B.A., Department

LEYDON, Scott Honours B.A., Department of English, McGill University

Scott Leydon is currently completing his honours B.A. in the Department of English at McGill. His research focuses on twentieth century performance art and feminist and queer theories of the body, movement, and affect. He has been involved in numerous theatrical productions at McGill, including an English-language version of Michel Tremblay’s Hosanna, which he directed at the Tuesday Night Café Theatre last winter.

LONGFELLOW, Brenda Award - winning filmmaker, Associate Professor, Department of Film, Director; Graduate Programs in Cinema and Award-winning filmmaker, Associate Professor, Department of Film, Director; Graduate Programs in Cinema and Media Studies, York University

Professor Longfellow has published articles on documentary, feminist film theory and Canadian cinema in Public, CineTracts, Screen, and the Journal of Canadian Film Studies. She is a co-editor (with Scott MacKenzie and Tom Waugh) of the anthology The Perils of Pedagogy: the Works of John Greyson (2013) and Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women Filmmakers (1992). Her documentaries have been screened and broadcast internationally, winning prestigious awards including the Audience Award for Best Experimental Film for Dead Ducks at the Santa Cruz Film Festival (2011); A Bronze Remi Award for Weather Report at the Houston Film Festival (2008); Best Cultural Documentary for Tina in Mexico at the Havana International Film Festival (2002); a Canadian Genie for Shadowmaker/ Gwendolyn MacEwen, Poet (1998) and the Grand Prix at Oberhausen for Our Marilyn (1988).

and the Grand Prix at Oberhausen for Our Marilyn (1988). MACDONALD, Brendan Masters Program, English Department,

MACDONALD, Brendan Masters Program, English Department, McGill University

Brendan MacDonald is in his first year of the McGill English Department's Master's Program. He participated in several productions in his hometown Cobourg, Ontario, and continued to develop his theatrical craft during his undergraduate years at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Brendan enjoys being onstage as an actor, and working behind the scenes as a musical director. He is honoured to have been asked to perform such an engaging piece of Canadian theatre with such talented actors.

piece of Canadian theatre with such talented actors. MANFREDI, Christopher P. Professor and Dean, Faculty of

MANFREDI, Christopher P. Professor and Dean, Faculty of Arts, McGill University

Christopher Manfredi is Dean of the Faculty of Arts at McGill University. He received a BA and an MA from the University of Calgary, and an MA and a PhD from Claremont Graduate University in California. Dr. Manfredi is a scholar and authority on the role of the judiciary, especially the Supreme Court, in democratic societies, principally Canada and the United States. His research focuses on law and the courts, with an emphasis on the political and policy impact of rights litigation. His two current projects examine the importance of rights-based litigation in the development of health care policy and legal mobilization by conservative interest groups. Dr. Manfredi has held research grants from SSHRC, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Donner Canadian Foundation, and the Max Bell Foundation. He is a highly regarded political and legal commentator. In 2010, he was appointed by the Prime Minister to the Governor General Consultation Committee. In 2013, he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Prime Minister.

the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Prime Minister. McGRAW, Désirée Conference Co - Chair, President,

McGRAW, Désirée Conference Co-Chair, President, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, environmental policy expert

Since 2008 Désirée McGraw has served as Executive Director (and now President) of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation in Montreal. In her prior capacity as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister and Director of Policy to Canada’s Minister of International Cooperation (2003-2006), Désirée coordinated all key ministerial files in the areas of sustainable development, stakeholder relations and multilateral organizations. Dating back to the 1992 Earth Summit to which she served as one of two Global Youth Ambassadors, and with twenty years of experience as a reporter, author, senior advisor and spokesperson in the field of sustainable development, Désirée has been described by the national media as “one of Canada’s ten most influential people on environmental issues.” She co-founded Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project in Canada and chaired the 2006 federal Liberal Renewal Commission’s Taskforce on Environment and Sustainable Development. Désirée pursued her graduate studies in International Relations as a Commonwealth Scholar at the London School of Economics and lectured in International Development at McGill University for almost a decade.

Development at McGill University for almost a decade. MENDELSOHN, Matthew Director, Mowat Centre and associate

MENDELSOHN, Matthew Director, Mowat Centre and associate professor in the School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Toronto

Matthew Mendelsohn is the founding Director of the Mowat Centre in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. Prior to assuming his current position, Matthew served for five years as a Deputy Minister in the Ontario government. Previously, Matthew was a member of the Political Studies Department at Queen’s University for over a decade and served as a Senior Advisor in the Privy Council Office. Matthew received his B.A. from McGill University and Ph.D. from the l’Université de Montréal. An active volunteer, Matthew is currently on committees and boards for Civix, CivicAction, l’Idée fédérale, the Council of the Great Lakes Region, and the United Way of Greater Toronto.

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MILLER, Lynn Founder, Rehabilitation Centre Le Nichoir Wild Bird In 1994 Lynn co - founded

MILLER, Lynn

Founder,

Rehabilitation Centre

Le

Nichoir

Wild

Bird

In 1994 Lynn co-founded Le Nichoir. She qualified as an International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) instructor many years ago and subsequently joined the IWRC board, and in 2011, become president of IWRC. She also is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator (CWR). Lynn has continued her education with a PhD in Environmental Toxicology due for completion and continues research into the impact of oil in birds, especially the northern gannets that migrate south to Florida and the Gulf of Mexico through her research position in the Chemistry department at Concordia University. She has just accepted the position of Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation for the Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, Massachusetts.

for the Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, Massachusetts. MOELLER, Phillip D. Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy

MOELLER, Phillip D. Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

Commissioner Philip D. Moeller is serving his second term on the Commission, having been nominated by President Obama and sworn in on July 16, 2010, by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), for a term expiring June 30, 2015. He was first nominated to FERC by President George W. Bush in 2006 and sworn into office on July 24, 2006, by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts. From 1997 through 2000, Mr. Moeller served as an energy policy advisor to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton (R-Washington) where he worked on electricity policy, electric system reliability, hydropower, energy efficiency, nuclear waste, energy and water appropriations and other energy legislation. Prior to joining Senator Gorton's staff, he served as the Staff Coordinator for the Washington State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, where he was responsible for a wide range of policy areas that included energy, telecommunications, conservation, water, and nuclear waste.

telecommunications, conservation, water, and nuclear waste. MORTON, Suzanne Acting Director, McGill Institute for the

MORTON, Suzanne Acting Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University

Professor Morton has taught in the area of 20th-century Canadian social and gender history at McGill since 1992. She is especially interested in the intersection of values and society with individuals, the state, and place. In addition to teaching and research, Professor Morton served as department Chair (1999-2002) and Associate Dean (Faculty of Arts, 2009-11), and is presently a member of Canada Post’s Stamp Advisory Committee. She serves as co-editor of the Canadian Historical Review.

serves as co - editor of the Canadian Historical Review. PATERSON, Alex K. OC, OQ, QC,

PATERSON, Alex K. OC, OQ, QC, Ad. E, Founding Co-Chair, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais

Alex K. Paterson is a former senior partner at the Montréal office of the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais. He was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1957, started his professional career with McMaster Meighen, was Chairman of McGill University (1990-1994) and Chancellor of Bishops University (1995- 2005). Mr. Paterson is well-recognized as one of the leading litigations lawyers in Québec and has been appointed to both the Order of Canada and the Order of Québec. With Charles Bronfman, he is Founding Co-Chair of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

Co - Chair of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. PATRIQUIN, Martin Journalist, MacLean’s

PATRIQUIN, Martin

Journalist, MacLean’s

Martin is Quebec Bureau Chief for Macleans’s magazine, Canada's national newsweekly. His work has appeared in a variety of national and international outlets, including The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Radio- Canada and the BBC. You can follow him on Twitter at @MartinPatriquin.

RAGAN, Christopher Associate Professor, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy and David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy, C.D.Howe Institute, Associate Professor, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy and David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy, C.D.Howe Institute, Toronto

Christopher Ragan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at McGill University in Montreal, and held the David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy at the C.D. Howe Institute in Toronto from 2010 through 2013. From January 2009 through June 2010, he was the Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at the Department of Finance in Ottawa where he served as a senior advisor to the Minister and other senior Finance officials. In the 2004-05 academic year, he served as the Special Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Canada. For several years (with a few breaks for his stints in Ottawa) he has been a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council.

SAS, Jonathan Director of Research, Broadbent Institute; Sauvé Scholar; former editor, The Mark News ;

SAS, Jonathan Director of Research, Broadbent Institute; Sauvé Scholar; former editor, The Mark News; contributor, The Tyee, Maisonneuve, National Post, Alternet, J-source, Rabble

Jonathan Sas is currently Director of Policy and Research at the Broadbent Institute. He credits his incredible experience at Sauvé as a key stepping stone on the path to his current role. Jonathan came to the Sauvé Program after serving as Editor-in-Chief of The Mark News, then one of Canada’s leading political commentary news sites. It is there that Jonathan became preoccupied with the narrowness of the political discourse typical of Canada’s traditional media landscape and interested in starting a project that could help to open up space for more progressive voices.

could help to open up space for more progressive voices. SECKO, David Associate Professor, Department of

SECKO, David Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, Concordia University; researcher in science journalism, health journalism, public engagement

Before turning to journalism, Dr. Secko was trained as a molecular biologist at the University of British Columbia. Now at Concordia University, Dr. Secko is working to give journalists and students new tools to communicate science as part of the Concordia Science Journalism Project. His interests further extend to the moderation and design of deliberative engagement events, as well as research that links across journalism, science and ethical issues to clarify and experiment with the roles of the public, experts and journalists in the democratic governance of biotechnology. Dr. Secko won a University Research Award for his research contributions in 2011, the Dean’s Award for excellence as a new scholar in 2010 and was awarded the Hal Straight Gold Medal in Journalism from UBC’s School of Journalism in 2006.

in Journalism from UBC’s School of Journalism in 2006. STRAW, William Director, McGill Institute for the

STRAW, William Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and Professor, Department of Art History and Communication Studies

Will Straw is the Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and Professor of Communications in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. He is currently director of a research project, funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Société et culture, on ‘Media and Urban Life in Montreal.’ Dr. Straw has a longstanding interest in crime and is the author of Cyanide and Sin: Visualizing Crime in 50s America, and co-editor of the volume Aprehendiendo al delincuente: Crimen y medios en América del norte. Dr. Straw has been a music correspondent for Prime Time (CBC Radio), popular culture correspondent for the Women's Television Network, and a cultural commentator for Newswatch (CBC Television, Montreal). He comments regularly on media and cultural issues for a variety of media.

on media and cultural issues for a variety of media. SZEMAN, Imre Canada Research Chair in

SZEMAN, Imre Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies, Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology, University of Alberta

Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair of Cultural Studies and Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology at the University of Alberta. Szeman’s main areas of research are in energy and environmental studies, social and cultural theory, and globalization and culture. Current projects include On Empty: The Cultural Politics of Oil and the edited collection Fueling Culture:

Politics, History, Energy, both of which will be published by Fordham University Press.

both of which will be published by Fordham University Press. VAUGHAN, Scott President and CEO, International

VAUGHAN, Scott President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Scott Vaughan began as President in April, 2013. Prior to joining IISD, he was Canada’s federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development for five years. Previously, he was the Director of the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C.; a Visiting Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; the Head of Economics at the NAFTA Environment Commission; and Counsellor at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. He held various positions with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), including initiating both the UNEP Financial Initiative and UNEP’s work on trade issues. In the late 1980s, he worked at the Head Office of the Royal Bank Financial Group. He holds post-graduate degrees from the London School of Economics, the University of Edinburgh and Dalhousie University, as well as an undergraduate degree from Mount Allison University.

as an undergraduate degree from Mount Allison University. WILSON, Sheena Assistant Professor, University of

WILSON, Sheena Assistant Professor, University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean and Director of the Bilingual Writing Centre

Dr. Wilson is an assistant professor at Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, where she is also Co-director of the Petrocultures Research Group, Director of the Bilingual Writing Centre, and Editor of "Imaginations: Journal for Cross -Cultural Image Studies." Her research interests involve an interdisciplinary approach to studying human and civil rights abuses in literature, film and media, specifically as they pertain to gendered and other forms of marginalization within the context of global oil cultures.

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Annette Hester Senior associate, William E. Simon Chair, Political Economy, CSIS, economist

Désirée McGraw President, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, environmental policy expert

Advisory Committee / Comité consultatif

Thanks / Remerciements

Daniel Chonchol Strategic Communications, Development and Alumni Relations (DAR)

Debbie Dankoff Director of Development, Faculty of Arts Development Office, McGill University

Justin Fletcher Undergraduate Student, East Asian Studies, McGill University

William Straw Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Professor, Department of Art History and Communication Studies

Ernest Hoffman Journalist and Researcher

Suzanne Morton

Cynthia Lee Media Relations Office, McGill University

Acting Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University

Stewart McCombie Assistant Producer/Director, Multimedia Services Network and Communications Services, McGill University

Ingrid Bejerman Journalist, scholar and cultural promoter

Rod Poujade

Joan Sullivan

Janelle Baker Instructor, Athabasca University; doctoral researcher; Vanier Fellow; Warren Fellow at the McGill Institute for the Study of

e-Business Systems, Information Systems Resources, McGill University

Canada; consultant, First Nations traditional land use

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Denise Chong Author, Co-Chair, Board of Trustees, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

Cheryl Suzack Eakin Fellow, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

Lili de Grandpré

The Board of Directors of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

Managing Director, CenCeo Consulting and Co-Chair, Board of Trustees, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

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David Secko

Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)

Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, Concordia University; researcher in science journalism, health journalism, public engagement

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Imre Szeman Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies, Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology, University of Alberta

Sheena Wilson Assistant Professor; Director, Bilingual Writing Centre, University of Alberta

Conference Partners / Partenaires de la conférence

The Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies

Cenovus Energy

Dean of Arts Development Fund / Fonds de développement du doyen de la Faculté des arts

Darin Barney, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship

Robert Leckey, William Dawson Fund at McGill University

Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre

Sauve Foundation

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Johanne Bilodeau

Administrative Officer

Elisabeth Faure Communications Administrator

Adriana Goreta Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator

Linda Huddy

Secretary

Petros Psarudis Special Events Coordinator

Heather Yeoman

Financial Administrator

Jessica Shannon Work Study Student

Matthew Chan Work Study Student

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