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UBCO Debates | Climate Change: Opportunity or Crisis?

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Climate Change: Opportunity or Crisis?

May 15, 2024, 7–8:30 pm
Kelowna Community Theatre | 1375 Water St, Kelowna, BC



Tickets: $8 (+ticket fees) 

Be it resolved, cities should treat climate change as an opportunity to harness, not a crisis to manage.

Okanagan communities are on the front lines of climate change.

We’ve endured worsening fires, continuous drought and extreme heat waves. We appear to be confronting the stark reality of a planet that’s permanently broken the 1.5 °C threshold.

The question is no longer if climate change exists but how we choose to respond to it.

This debate will challenge you to consider if our efforts and resources are better spent in an existential battle against greenhouse gases or in finding ways to prioritize human resilience and economic evolution.

Join us as we challenge our priorities, inspire out-of-the-box solutions, and guide our community’s path toward a sustainable and resilient future.

A portrait photo of Lesley Cormac.


Lesley Cormack is Principal and Deputy-Vice Chancellor at UBC Okanagan whose research focus is the mathematics and geography of 16th-century England.

UBC Okanagan Debates is a signature event hosted by UBCO’s Principal and Deputy-Vice Chancellor. This event is designed to model civil discourse in a polarized world by bringing together renowned experts to discuss disputed and timely topics.


May 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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UBC Okanagan
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Kelowna Community Theatre
1375 Water St
Kelowna, BC V1Y 0B4 Canada
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