Friday: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

What is the role of relationship-building and institutionalization in building a better world? How can we foster peaceful and inclusive societies? 

Augustana Campus

10:00 a.m. – noon
& 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Augustana EarthWise presents: SAW workshops and closing celebration 
Forum Building and Hoyme Complex

To close our SAW, the EarthWise club will be leading a variety of useful handy workshops throughout the day. The workshops will be then followed by a closing celebration happening in the basement of Hoyme Complex where prizes and food will be available! 

Campus Saint-Jean

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Laboratoire de chimie au CSJ: visite et initiatives vertes
CSJ MCM 3-51

Venez visiter notre laboratoire de chimie! Nous sommes un des quatre laboratoires verts modèles de l’Université de l’Alberta en raison de nos nombreuses initiatives concernant le développement durable

North Campus

NOON – 1:30 p.m.
Nature Walk with John Acorn 
Meet at Saskatchewan Drive across the street from the Tory Lecture Theatres 

Join “the Nature Nut,” naturalist John Acorn, for a walk in the river valley, watching for signs of wildlife, including birds and wild mammals. Don’t forget to dress for the weather, wear sturdy footwear and bring your binoculars if you have one!

1:00 P.M. – 1:50 p.m.
Matthew Wildcat: Towards relational governance and sustainable institutions 
FAB 2-20

The rising danger of climate change has been accompanied by an equal rise in suspicion of authority and institutions. How as a society do we confront these threats? While it is important to confront climate change deniers, challenging authority is also a necessary part of a functioning society. For Indigenous peoples, challenging state authority has been a necessary act of survival. This lecture seeks to draws on Indigenous perspectives about authority to sketch out early notes on a concept that lecturer Matthew Wildcat calls relational governance and its relevance for sustainable institutions.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals – What can you do? 
CAB 273

If the world is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, we all need to get involved. Join our panelists as they share how their organizations advance the SDGs and discuss avenues for action so that you can contribute your passion and energy toward achieving the Global Goals.

Ricardo Acuna, Executive Director, Parkland Institute, University of Alberta; and Board Chair, Oxfam Canada, and Deputy Chair, Oxfam International
Leah Ettarh, (Acting) Executive Director, Alberta Council for Global Cooperation
Jim Gurnett, Community Activist
Michelle Kim, Program Lead, Sustain SU

Organized by the Global Education Program, University of Alberta International.