In this series we invite authors (of any genre), working at the nexus of research and writing in any aspect of the environment, to discuss their research, their writing, how they bring storytelling and knowledge together, and the ways they embrace interdisciplinarity in their work.
Environment Bound transcends the boundaries between creativity and critical thinking, and embraces the power of storytelling and the synergy of creative writing and environmental research.
Check out the links below to register for our upcoming events, watch past events, or even to suggest your own!
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Our Past Events
The Biodiversity Crisis
Environmental policy expert Dr. Noella Gray with panellists Mike Schreiner MPP and GIER Director Dr. Madhur Anand discussed the international Convention on Biological Diversity and what it could mean for Canada and the world!
Environment Bound with GIER at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
Featuring environmental writers Merilyn Simonds and Julia Zarankin.
For more details, visit the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival page.
Silence of the Songbirds
Dr. Bridget Stutchbury in conversation with GIER Director Dr. Madhur Anand about birds, migrations, human-environment connections, and the power of storytelling.
Dr. Lynne Quarmby in conversation with GIER Affiliate Dr. Jackie Goordial about climate change, microbiology, and Quarmby’s book, Watermelon Snow: Science, Art, and a Lone Polar Bear.
The World As We Knew It
Join the Guelph Institute for Environmental Research (GIER) for a discussion with Amy Brady and Tajja Isen on how storytelling plays an essential role in combating climate change.
How to join
Have an idea for a book or author you would like to host?
Interested in volunteering to run an Environment Bound event or Book Club?
We would love to hear from you! Contact us at email@example.com to share ideas, connect with others interested in art-meets-science and to learn more about GIER.
The Arboretum is 400-acres adjacent to the University of Guelph with a mission to conserve biodiversity and connect people to nature through research, teaching and community outreach
The Bookshelf is an independent bookstore and cinema based in downtown Guelph.
The College of Arts at the University of Guelph encompasses 5 departments and focuses on analytical thinking, historical and conceptual contextualization, communication, creativity, and imagination.
The Department of Integrative Biology is a department at the University of Guelph which creates, translates, and applies our understanding of life using physiological, ecological, and evolutionary perspectives.
The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is a literary festival that provides stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining programming for all ages and nurtures the next generation of writers.
The Department of Geography, Environment, and Geomatics is a department at the University of Guelph focused on focuses on the interaction of society and environment.
The School of Environmental Sciences is a department at the University of Guelph focused on integration of the life and physical sciences to address important environmental problems in forest, aquatic and agro-ecosystems.
Banner photo credit: Maria Paula Contrerason Unsplash.