We’re very pleased to welcome four research assistants to work on the CEDAR project for the 2023-2024 academic year. Welcome to Erin Hurley and Emma Fackenthall at St. Thomas University, Cecilia Pérez Plancarte at Université de Moncton, and Sophie Groll at the University of British Columbia. The four students will be part of the CEDAR team meeting together for the first time in person in a few weeks in Fredericton at our team meeting and public events on October 12 and 13.
Canadians are experiencing a climate crisis: more high temperatures, wildfires, droughts, flooding and other extreme weather events. Climate scientists are urging us to stop building new fossil fuel infrastructure and rapidly reduce our fossil fuel use. How will we make these transitions? Let’s talk about it.
When thinking about energy transitions, the issue of nuclear weapons rarely comes to mind. Yet the connections between generating nuclear energy and the ability to make nuclear weapons have been evident since Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed. One connection is separating plutonium from used nuclear fuel, the technology proposed for Point Lepreau in New Brunswick. Other connections include the overlap in technical expertise and institutions.
M.V. Ramana is the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security and Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. 7pm • Kinsella Auditorium • 9 Duffie Drive • Fredericton • More info HERE.