SFU Vancouver Lunch 'n' Learn

About the Lunch 'n' Learn:

Date: Thursday, March 28
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St., room 2270

Please join us for the next SFU Vancouver Lunch ‘n’ Learn to explore the pervasive issue of ecological grief.

As the climate crisis has deepened, there has been a corresponding increase in ecological anxiety and grief. This has affected many students, some of them feeling hopeless, and some motivated to become actively involved. In a time of climate chaos, fighting for change is not enough. We will also need to learn how to stay connected to each other and love the world more deeply even as we face losses of uncertain proportion. And even in the midst of loss, what do we dare to hope for? This Lunch ‘n’ Learn session will explore the challenge and how we might collectively and individually address it. Please join us for a sobering and joyful conversation about ecological grief and contemplative ecology.  

This is an in-person event with lunch provided.

About the Speaker:

Dr Jason Brown is a Lecturer at Simon Fraser University, teaching courses in comparative religion and ecological humanities in the Global Humanities program and occasionally environmental ethics for the School of Resource and Environmental Management. Jason is also the coordinator for the Faculty of Environment's Ecological Chaplaincy pilot project. Jason obtained his undergrad degree at BYU, his Masters in forestry and theology at Yale, and his PhD at UBC where his dissertation explored the sense of place of contemporary Catholic monks in the American West.