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Toxic Encounters, Settler Logics of Elimination, and the Future of a Continent

Toxic Encounters, Settler Logics of Elimination, and the Future of a Continent
1 Devonshire Place, Room 108N, Munk School of Global Affairs
Time: Nov 30th, 10:00 am End: Nov 30th, 12:00 pm
Interest Categories: Law, Faculty of , Geography & Planning (FAS), Environment, Canada, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-
Talk by Neil Nunn

The Munk School of Global Affairs presents

Toxic Encounters, Settler Logics of Elimination, and the Future of a Continent

Despite four major mine waste spills across Canada in just over a decade, there is little indication from public or private sectors that meaningful steps are being taken to mitigate the risk of future spills. Employing a critical lens that seeks a clearer understanding of ongoing systems of colonialism, my doctoral research examines recent spills in the Central Interior of British Columbia to better understand how for-profit mineral resource extraction is interwoven with concerns for health, human rights, environmental justice, and cultural preservation.

Neil Nunn is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning. His work engages political ecology, anti-colonial, posthuman, and affective thought to gain insight into the relationships between industrial waste and ongoing systems of colonialism. Neil has worked in non-profit and public sectors, and has spent over a decade and a half in the reforestation sector, which informs his current research. Outside his professional and academic life, Neil is a dad and enjoys surfing whenever time and proximity to the ocean permits.

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