Our opening keynote speaker

Steve Easterbrook presents “Computing the Climate – How computer models help us understand future climate change”

S_EasterbrookSteve Easterbrook is a professor of computer science at the University of Toronto. He studies how computer models of complex system behaviour can help us to make wise choices about living sustainably on planet earth. His teaching and research focusses on the dynamics of complex systems. He conducted the first detailed anthropological study of how climate scientists build and test computational simulations of the earth’s climate, and is currently investigating how weaknesses in people’s understanding of climate change lead to poor decision-making.

Our closing keynote speaker

Carl Duivenvoorden presents “Beyond an Inconvenient Truth”

IWB_Keynote Carl Duivenvoorden_PhotoCarl Duivenvoorden was raised on a dairy farm in northern New Brunswick. His diverse early agricultural career took him to over 25 countries, from New Zealand to Vietnam to Brazil.

Formerly with Efficiency New Brunswick, Carl works as a professional speaker, writer and sustainability consultant, helping people and organizations learn how they can save money, energy and our environment. He presents on subjects as diverse as transportation, economics, efficiency, biodiversity and renewable energy – because all factor into a healthy planet. His newspaper column, Green Ideas, is featured regularly in the NB Telegraph Journal, the Fredericton Daily Gleaner and four weeklies. Learn more at www.changeyourcorner.com.



2015 Conference Topic: Information Management for Climate Change Adaptation

On February 11th, 2015, the 9th annual student-run Information Without Borders Conference (IWB) will be held in the McInnes Room at the Dalhousie Student Union Building. The topic for the 2015 conference is: Information Management for Climate Change Adaptation. Discussion at the conference will focus on the following aspects of climate research:

  • How data & information are used in climate research
  • Systems that allow us to analyze data from climate research
  • How climate research findings are communicated and disseminated
  • The role of Information Managers in assisting the work of climate researchers


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