Risk and the Environment

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

Gardiner Museum (Ave. Rd just south of Bloor, E side), 111 Queen's Park, Toronto

$15 or $5 for students

Flash floods in Toronto. Raging wildfires in Fort McMurray. The threatened Big One on the West Coast. Severe weather events have increasingly dominated news reports, given their unpredictable appearance and the huge cost to individuals and communities, both financially and in terms of human misery. Our world’s climate patterns are surely changing; Spur explores the science, the economics and the policy implications, and asks how can we nudge Canada and the world in the direction we need to go?


With David McGown Senior VP of Strategic Initiatives with the Insurance Board of Canada and Amber Silver of the University of University of Waterloo. Moderated by journalist, author and playwright, Alanna Mitchell.