January 18th: Treasures of the Library—a contemporary look at rare books
How can journals and photos from a near-disastrous 1875-76 arctic expedition help us understand the effects of climate change in the Far North?
Join Professor Luke Copland as he presents the works of English explorer Sir George Strong Nares, who visited Ellesmere Island at the end of the 19th century. Comparing these findings to the recent breakup of the Ellesmere Ice Shelves, Professor Copland will paint a vivid picture of how a changing climate is permanently affecting Canada’s geography and borders.
When: January 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 50 University, Pérez Hall, Freiman Room
TO REGISTER: To reserve your seat in advance, please call 613-562-5972, or send an email to josee-anne.cyr@uOttawa.ca. Price: $7 (cash at the door).