BC Green Jobs Conference: Nov 24 – 25, 2016

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The Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change (ACW) project invites you to participate in the upcoming “Jobs Today, Jobs Tomorrow – BC’s Green Jobs Conference” in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 24 and 25, 2016.

Every year, the conference unites people in British Columbia around a shared plan for good, green jobs in the new economy.

Individuals and organizations from diverse professional backgrounds will convene in New Westminster’s Anvil Centre where they connect and learn through cross-sector activities and presentations.

This year’s topics include economic reconciliation, leadership for a Green Economy and advanced technology, and our Low Carbon Future.

Many Participating Researchers from ACW will be presenting at the conference, including:

  • Carla Lipsig-Mummé, Lead Researcher, Adapting Canadian Workplaces, York University
  • Elaine Bernard, Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School
  • John Calvert, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences SFU
  • Lee Loftus, President, British Columbia and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council

Keynote speaker Bob McDonald, host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, will be presenting at the conference and speaking of his latest blog post why Canada needs a green industrial revolution.

To register and purchase tickets visit http://www.greenjobsbc.org/register

For more information visit http://www.greenjobsbc.org/

ACW is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the BC Green Jobs Conference

ACW Members Discuss Alberta Wildfire, Approve New Research Projects at Steering Committee Meeting

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The tragedy of Fort McMurray and the devastation caused by the wildfire was top-of-mind when members of the Steering Committee of the Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond the Climate Change (ACW) project gathered at York University on May 28.

Members shared concern about the impact on the community, and sought ways that the project’s research might contribute to the rebuilding effort, especially ways that would support climate change mitigation and adaptation using low-carbon construction methods.

“Our research on the need for low-carbon buildings and well-trained construction workers could be essential to policy makers who are seeking way to rebuild Fort McMurray, while also advancing employment opportunities for displaced Albertans,” said Dr. Carla Lipsig-Mummé, Principal Investigator of the ACW project.

In addition to discussing the Alberta tragedy and receiving a briefing from Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice-President Donald Lafleur, Steering Committee members received briefings about the International Labour Process Conference (ILPC) 2016 that took place in April where many members presented their research.

As well, members learned about the new ACW-W3 book to be published by Marjorie G. Cohen on climate, gender, policy and work in rich countries in paperback as well as hardcover, and considered new opportunities for collaboration between the ACW project and other organizations.

Several exciting events are being planned as well, including public panels in Ottawa and Toronto following the U.S. election in the Fall of 2016, and a major public event in Vancouver linking ACW’s work with the Green Jobs BC conference.

Steering Committee members also funded five new research projects that will be conducted in Canada, the U.K., the U.S., and the E.U by participating researchers and partner institutions. In addition, members endorsed the establishment of a network of Graduate Research Fellows of the ACW project.

Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change: Canada in International Perspective (ACW) is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Program–funded project, based at York University.