Join Royal Roads University for a week of climate action!
This series of engaging conversations and events features inspiring thought-leaders, activists, artists and change agents who will challenge us to look at climate solutions in a new way.
Climate Week elevates diverse perspectives on topics such as decolonizing climate action, relational accountability, leadership, social movements, and art as a vehicle for social change. It is an invitation to show up to each other and to the planet differently in these challenging times.
Free and open to the public.
Climate Week schedule
Monday, December 4
Indigenous climate action: decolonizing solutions - Keynote address and storytelling circle exploring the intersections of Indigenous rights and knowledge, climate justice, and decolonization. Featuring Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Clayton Thomas-Müller, Lori Saunders, Chevaun Toulouse and Dr. Shauneen Pete.
Employers Connect on Climate Action - Ready to boost your climate-related career and network with top employers? Don't miss our Employers Connect Event! Hybrid event with in-person and virtual attendance options.
Tuesday, December 5
Climate, complexity and relational accountability - Join Dr. Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti (educator, scholar, author and activist) for a participatory learning event exploring how we can show up to each other and to the planet differently in these challenging times.
Student poster presentations - Master of Arts in Climate Action Leadership - Online poster presentations with Q&A session. Facilitated by program head, Dr. Robin Cox
Wednesday, December 6
Thursday, December 7
Artivism, disruption and climate action - Art can be a powerful way to inspire, connect, and support social change and justice in response to the climate crises. Facilitated by Dr. Bruno de Oliveira Jayme this panel features talented artist-activists Damien Gillis, Laurna Germscheid and Kl. Peruzzo Andrade.
Friday, December 8
Climate Canvas: Participatory Art Workshop - Join us for an empowering opportunity to create a community mosaic for climate. This in-person event is offered by the Resilience by Design Lab with the support of Royal Roads, University of Victoria and the Township of Esquimalt. Three free sessions are open but with limited registration available. 9:00am registration, 11:30am registration, 2:00pm registration
Bonus Session Thursday, December 14
Critical Reflections on COP28 - Online panel discussion featuring RRU faculty Dr. Robin Cox, Dr. Leslie King, Dr. Julie MacArthur and Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon. Moderated by Dr. Gabriela Vieyra.