Thursday Night Public Forum Panellists

Thursday Night's Moderator


Robert McLeman
Wilfrid Laurier University

Associate Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
Expertise: climate and international migration & displacement; drought migration; international environmental migration to Canada
Sample publications:

McLeman, R. et al (eds)(2015). Environmental Migration and Social Inequality, Springer.

McLeman, R. (2014). Climate and human migration: Past experiences, future challenges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

McLeman, R. (2013). Developments in modelling of climate change-related migration. Climatic Change, 117(3), 599–611.

Workshop Participants


Jenna Hennebry
International Migration Research Centre


Johanna Wandel
Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change, University of Waterloo

Associate Professor, Geography & Environmental Management, University of Waterloo & Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change
Expertise: community-based assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
Sample publications:

Wandel, J. et al. (2011) Science and Indigenous Knowledge in Resource Management in the Canadian Arctic. In, Integrating Science and Policy: Vulnerability and Resilience in Global Environmental Change. Earthscan, 291-306.

Wandel, J. & Marchildon, G. (2010) Institutional Fit and Interplay in a Dryland Agricultural Social-Ecological System in Alberta, Canada. In, Adaptive Capacity and Environmental Governance. Springer, 179-198.


Simon Dalby
Balsillie School of International Affairs

CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Expertise: geopolitical and international security dimensions of environmental change
Sample publications:

Dalby, S. & O'Lear, S. (eds)(2015). Reframing Climate Change: Constructing ecological geopolitics. Routledge.

Dalby, S. (2015) Climate Geopolitics: Securing the Global Economy. International Politics 52(4): 426-444.

Dalby, S. (2015) Geoengineering: The Next Era of Geopolitics?” Geography Compass 9(4): 190-201.

Michael English

Michael English
Cold Regions Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University

Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies, Cold Regions Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University
Expertise: hydrology, geomorphology and aquatic biogeochemistry of northern environments; physical science of climate change
Sample publications:

Rees, A., English, M., et al. (2014) Observations of late winter Canadian tundra snow cover properties. Hydrological Processes 28(12): 3962–3977.

Macrae, M., English, M. et al (2007) Intra-annual variability in the contribution of tile drains to basin discharge and phosphorus export in a first-order agricultural catchment. Agricultural Water Management 92(3): 171–182.

Rees, A., Derksen, C., English, M. et al (2006) Uncertainty in snow mass retrievals from satellite passive microwave data in lake-rich high-latitude environments. Hydrological Processes 20(4): 1019–1022