When we hear “the bell tolling”, we know that one day it will toll for us. The range of emotions we exhibit in the face of death also echo in our reactions to impending climate change. (Post 2/3)
Netflix’s recent film IO envisions a dystopian future where environmental catastrophe makes earth nearly uninhabitable for human beings. But does scaring people into action on climate change really work? (Post 1/3)
Living beside a cemetery is never boring and, contrary to the jokes, it isn't quiet. There are laughing kids walking to school, old married couples bickering, yappy dogs harassing squirrels and teenagers – on dark summer nights – daring each other to do silly things. But what do we hear most often? Humanity's attempt to [...]
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Workshop attendee Katie Kish (above) has written today's blog post about the event On August 10th and 11th, top scholars in the fields of Terror Management Theory (TMT), water research, and governance gathered to discuss the relevance of emotions in water governance and decision making, and how this might apply to future research. [...]
Tessa S. -- a graduate student in the Faculty of Environment -- has completed a terrific video for her SSHRC Storyteller's submission. She profiled my SSHRC funded research on the link between emotions, water, Terror Management Theory and decision making. Her submission video is here. Thanks for all of your hard work Tessa!
Funded Graduate (MES) Opportunity starting in September 2015. The funded research is a comparative analysis of female water professionals (CND) who indicate that mentorship and/or sponsorship have played a role in their career progression or trajectory. Potential applicants for this project should be excellent writers, have a strong understanding of both gender and water issues; [...]
Funded Graduate (Courses + Project) Opportunity (starting in September 2015). The research requires an analysis of existing data on 'blue builders' and 'green plumbers' -- residential builders and plumbers who subscribe to water efficiency practices — using Terror Management Theory as an analytical framework. Potential applicants for this project should be excellent writers, have a [...]
I am currently recruiting self-directed, interdisciplinary students with an interest in the social dimensions of water for Sept 2014 or 2015. Potential grad students should have a very strong GPA, diverse resume and an academic background in fields such as environmental studies, psychology or sociology, human dimensions of geography, resource management, international development, political science and/or [...]