Under Western Skies is Mount Royal University’s award-winning biennial conference series on the environment.
With the inaugural UWS conference in October 2010, Mount Royal has taken a lead role in interdisciplinary and community-minded environmental studies in Alberta, establishing a high-profile venue where scholars, artists, students, and concerned citizens from around the world can gather on a regular basis to share ideas concerning all aspects of the environment.
Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America will take place October 10 – 13, 2012 in the university’s LEED certified Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning.
Confirmed keynotes include
Scott Denning (Climatology, Colorado State University)
Louise B. Halfe (award-winning Canadian poet)
Alanna Mitchell (author Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis)
Gary Paul Nabhan (Ethnobotany, University of Arizona)
Tom Radford (co-director Tipping Point: The Age of the Oilsands)
Donald Worster (Environmental History, University of Kansas)