8 March 2018 - 9:00am to 11 March 2018 - 4:00pm

Galiano Island, British Columbia

Climate change does not occur in a vacuum, much less a cultural vacuum. Quite the opposite, affirms 2016 fellow Catriona Sandilands, for whom stories are crucial elements of our responses to climate change. Catriona’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation project, Storying Climate Change, hopes to produce one of the public stories that climate change needs.

The first stage of Catriona’s project will take place on Galiano Island, British Columbia, where climate experts, writers, and activists will meet from 8 to 11 March 2018 to brainstorm climate change stories. Click here to learn more.

Catriona Sandilands

Professor Catriona Sandilands’s project will develop a significant public conversation about climate change, environmental justice, and everyday life, working from the premise that stories, writing, and storytelling –fiction and nonfiction, traditional or experimental– are a crucial ground in which to cultivate creative, collaborative, just, and meaningful responses to environmental issues.

2016 Fellows