Climate of Work:
How Does Climate Change
Affect the Future of Work
We are in a changing climate. What does this mean for the future of work? What if I work in planning, communications, or entrepreneurship? Will our changing climate impact what my job looks like?
Join us to uncover the connections between climate change and jobs in fields that we usually do not think of as being impacted by the global climate crisis. It is clear that climate adaptation and mitigation is intrinsic to workforce development. This event explores sustainability in fields that are not always associated with the environment.
In this event hosted by Embark, three emerging professionals will reflect on how climate change is currently impacting their respective fields and how it is shaping their future. The short presentations will be followed by small group dialogues where participants will have the opportunity to network with the speakers and reflect on how climate change will be an integral part of any discipline in which they choose to start their career.
This event is taking place at CityStudio Vancouver. The venue is a short 7-minute walk from the Olympic Village Canada Line Skytrain station (below the Cambie bridge). We strongly encourage that participants take public transit and bike racks are available at the venue. Alternatively, there is pay parking available on the adjacent street. The venue is ground level and is wheelchair accessible. If you have any specific accessibility needs, don't hesitate to email Gianjeet Kaur.
Embark acknowledges that this event is being hosted on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. In particular, this includes the land of the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh nations where we work, live, and play.
Doors open at 5:30 PM
1800 Spyglass Place
Hilary is a Client Advisor at Climate Smart, a Vancouver-based social enterprise. In her role, Hilary trains businesses, and manages a portfolio of clients ranging from ice-cream shops to seaports. Hilary has a BA in Political Science from SFU, and a Master’s Degree in Maritime Management from Memorial University.
Veronika is an engagement innovator, community builder and sustainability strategist. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of CityHive, a social enterprise on a mission to transform the way that young people are engaged in civic processes, in particular planning and decision-making. A lifelong Vancouverite, she is passionate about creating more sustainable, liveable cities and amplifying the meaningful engagement of citizens, particularly youth, in addressing urban challenges. Veronika completed her BSc in Global Resource Systems at UBC, with a specialization in Urban Sustainability, Policy and Planning.
George P.R. Benson
George P.R. Benson works for the City of New Westminster and is Co-Founder of the Climate Migrants and Refugees Project. He currently sits on the PIBC Climate Action Task Force, and CIP International Committee, and has been a delegate at HABITAT III and the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration..
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