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Waterloo speakers to shake up Nature Unleashed Dialogue Series

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jean AndreyKicking off the Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters dialogues on Sunday, the University of Waterloo’s research strengths in climate change, natural disasters and flood mitigation were highlighted by Jean Andrey, dean of the Faculty of Environment, during her opening remarks at the launch event.

The Nature Unleashed exhibit at THEMUSEUM, developed by The Field Museum, Chicago, will remain open until Feb. 20. University of Waterloo staff, faculty, alumni and students can receive 25 percent off admission to the exhibit when purchasing tickets online. Send an email to with your WatIM ID to get the promo code.

Sponsored in a three-way partnership between Waterloo Community Relations and Events, the Water Institute and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3), Nature Unleashed explores how some of the world’s most powerful natural disasters affect our world and communities.

At the event, it was also announced that two Waterloo faculty members will deliver related talks in our local community in the next month:

  • Geography and Environmental Management Professor Brent Doberstein will speak prior to the Grand River Film Festival screening of “Monsoon” on January 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Borealis Grille & Bar. Tickets are $22.12 and include complimentary appetizers and a cocktail. Register.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Monica Emelko will present “Fires, Floods and Other Natural Disasters: Climate change threats to water across Canada” on Feb. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at THEMUSEUM. Registration is not required. Tickets are free, with a suggested $10 donation.

Story originally published in the Jan. 18 University of Waterloo Daily Bulletin.