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Let's Talk Climate (in)Justice

November 17, 2023
10:00 AM EST - 2:00 PM EST
Oakham House, 35 Gould St., Toronto
Open To
Students, TMU Staff & Faculty, General Public

Although no one is immune from climate change, the burden of its effects is not carried equally between races, genders, economic statuses or age groups. This symposium features a series of virtual speakers and an in-person discussion featuring researchers and advocates from a variety of backgrounds. They will explore both climate injustice as well as the path forward to reach climate justice. The focal points of the event are extreme weather events and the climate crisis.

This event is free to attend - both in person and/or virtually. Please register through Eventbrite using the "Register" link above.


10:00 - 11:00 AM

Opening and virtual talks by Prof. Barboni and Dr. Grant will introduce the themes of climate catastrophes, wildfires and climate justice.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In-person speakers will present their research on the intersection of climate catastrophes with human health, wildlife, frontline communities, and public policy.

Lunch will be provided.

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Live panel discussion about climate catastrophes with our in-person speakers. Which communities are affected most? What are the impacts? And how can these events be mitigated and stopped?

Let's Talk Climate (in)Justice


Virtual Speakers

Prof. Toussaint Barboni (external link)  - Researcher & Lecturer, Universit√† di Corsica

Amber Grant (external link)  - PhD Candidate, Toronto Metropolitan University

In-Person Panel Speakers

Kathleen Padulo (external link, opens in new window)  - Director of the Environment, Chiefs of Ontario

Bronwyn Roe (external link, opens in new window)  - Staff Lawyer, EcoJustice

Dr. Mili Roy (external link, opens in new window)  - Ontario Regional Chair, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Brian Salt (external link, opens in new window)  - Founder, Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre

Event Sponsors

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