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Spur Winnipeg: Unnatural Histories

The past, present and future of our human-made world.

26 28 April 2013

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24 speakers

  • Caroline Bacle Montreal-based writer/researcher and director Caroline Bâcle has directed more than twenty episodes of various television documentary and youth series.
  • Stephen Borys Stephen Borys is the Director and CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada’s oldest civic art gallery.
  • Keith Cadieux Keith Cadieux teaches English literature and creative writing at the University of Winnipeg.
  • Michael Decter Michael B. Decter is President and CEO of LDIC Inc, a portfolio management firm.
  • Mayor Shari Decter Hirst Mayor Shari Decter Hirst was elected as the first female mayor of Brandon in the fall of 2010.
  • Pierre Desrochers Pierre Desrochers is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto.
  • Sarah Elton Sarah Elton is the is the food columnist for CBC Radio’s Here & Now and writes regularly about food for TheAtlantic.com, The Globe and Mail and Maclean’s.
  • Lise Gaboury-Diallo Lise Gaboury-Diallo teaches in the Département d’études françaises, de langues et de littératures at the Université de Saint-Boniface.
  • Diane Gray Diane Gray is the founding President and CEO of CentrePort Canada Inc., Canada’s first tri-modal inland port and Foreign Trade Zone
  • Paul Hawken Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur and bestselling author.
  • Leona Herzog Leona Herzog is the Manager of Business Communications at Manitoba Hydro and the volunteer Curator for the corporate art collection.
  • Mandel Hitzer Mandel Hitzer is the chef/owner at Deer + Almond.
  • Sally Ito Sally Ito is a writer who has published three books of poetry and a collection of short fiction.
  • Esme Claire Keith Esme Claire Keith divides her attention between high culture and pop, and currently lives in Winnipeg, where she has good access to both.
  • Bartley Kives Bartley Kives writes about urban affairs, wilderness travel, food and sustainability in the capacity of reporter-at-large for the Winnipeg Free Press.
  • Bruce Kuwabara A founding partner of KPMB, Bruce Kuwabara is one of Canada’s leading architects.
  • J. Roger Leveille Born in Winnipeg, J. Roger Léveillé has published thirty books in various genres.
  • David McMillan David McMillan’s special photography interest has been the changes taking place in Pripyat, once home to the employees Chernobyl and their families.
  • Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan are born-again Winnipeggers, having moved from Toronto in 1988, engaged in art activism of many sorts and in many media.
  • Robert Nicholas
  • Diana Thorneycroft Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, Moscow, Tokyo, and Sydney.
  • Morley Walker Morley Walker is the book review editor and daily letters editor of the Winnipeg Free Press.
  • Ronald Wright Historian, novelist and essayist Ronald Wright is the award-winning author of nine books published around the world in 16 languages.
  • Matthew Patton Matthew Patton is the Artistic Associate and Curator of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival, composer.

11 sessions

Day 1 from 7pm to 10pm Friday 26th April 2013

Day 2 from 10am to 10pm Saturday 27th April 2013

Day 3 from 11:30am to 7pm Sunday 28th April 2013

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