Canadian Astronaut to Speak at Kingston Climate Change Symposium

Published on: 2017/12/12 - in Science & Tech

Lake Ontario Park

The City of Kingston, in partnership with Sustainable Kingston, has announced the Kingston Climate Change Symposium will be held at the Grand Theatre on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Canada’s first female astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar, will be delivering the keynote address, speaking about the need for change, social responsibility, and the environment.

Canadian Astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar
Canadian Astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar

Also featured at the symposium are guest speakers David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Brent Toderian, former Vancouver, B.C. Chief Planner and thought-leader.

The City says this event will also serve as a showcase of the exciting and innovative initiatives happening right here in Kingston with a series of local Ted-talk style speakers.

“This symposium aims to inspire action, showcase the latest developments in community-based climate initiatives, strengthen existing community networks and foster new ones,” said community projects manager, Julie Salter-Keane.

For more event details and to purchase tickets, visit this Sustainable Kingston page.

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