Reflections on bringing the collective together: “Non human animals, humans and practice at the University”

Tomorrow Oct 16th, we will have two of our colleagues: Elisabeth Ormandy and Darren Chang speaking as part of a larger panel to do a follow-up to the Green College lecture series on animal research at the University that was held earlier this year.
The event will run from 5.00 – 6.30 pm at the Green College, Coach House.
For those that can’t make it, it will also be video recorded, and aired on campus radio.
You are most welcome to come!

“Do We Need a Political Theory of Animal Rights?” Will Kymlicka, October 18th

The UBC Political Science Department’s Distinguished Speaker Series, the UBC Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and the UBC Animal Welfare Program will present a talk by Professor Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University:  “Do We Need a Political Theory of Animal Rights?”

To date, inter-disciplinary work on animal ethics has primarily been advanced by moral philosophers/bioethicists and scientists of animal behaviour, cognition, etc. This partnership between ethicists and scientists has enriched our understanding of animals and compelled us to consider the moral implications for our treatment of them in light of their many capacities. As Professor Kymlicka will argue, however, animal ethics also requires the resources of political theory.

Do not miss this interesting talk on Thursday, October 18 at Buchanan Penthouse 3:00 – 4:30 pm.