The Hagey Lectures Committee is pleased to announced that the 2021 Hagey Lecture will be delivered by Mark Jaccard on October 27, 2021. Jaccard, a professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, will speak about how climate-concerned citizens can overcome myths that hinder us from acting in time to prevent extreme climate impacts.
The committee and Jaccard are hopeful that the event, originally scheduled for September 2020, will have a small in-person audience in addition to a livestream. Details about the format of the event will be decided in early fall.
Jaccard's research focus is the design and application of energy-economy models for assessing climate policies. Internationally, Mark has served on the IPCC, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, and the Global Energy Assessment, and domestically on the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy and the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the CD Howe Institute, and in 2009 was named British Columbia Academic of the Year. He is one of eight professors at Simon Fraser University awarded the title, Distinguished Professor. He has published over 100 academic papers. In 2006, his Sustainable Fossil Fuels won the Donner Prize for top policy book in Canada. His latest book, released in February 2020, is The Citizen’s Guide for Climate Success.
The Hagey Lectures are an invitational lecture series jointly sponsored by the Faculty Association and the University of Waterloo and have been held almost every year since 1970.