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Tuesday, December 6
5:00-7:00pm (reception to follow)
Hybrid dialogue: Online and in-person
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

The emergence of catastrophic mega-fires over the past five years demands transformative action in BC. Unprecedented fires are burning huge tracts of culturally and ecologically important territory, threatening lives and livelihoods, blanketing the province in smoke, exacerbating systemic inequities, and releasing staggering amounts of emissions into the atmosphere. It’s a frequency, scale, and severity we’ve never seen before, fuelled by growing climate impacts, altered forest landscapes, and the forced removal of Indigenous Stewardship and good fire from these lands.  Catastrophic mega-fires that we’re unable to suppress and control are our emerging reality– but they don’t have to be.

Join the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in exploring big ideas for the future of wildfire in BC. Speakers Joe Gilchrist, Salish Interior Firekeeper, and Paul Hessburg, Senior Research Ecologist with US Forest Services, will illuminate the rapidly changing landscape of wildfire and ignite dialogue on pathways forward.

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December 6, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm