Cold Regions Warming
Saturday, November 19th, 2022 | 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Please join the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Global Water Futures in welcoming the artists and scientists associated with our newest exhibition, Cold Regions Warming, for an exclusive panel discussion presenting a powerful conversation on Canada’s climate future.
Joining this event are the following panelists:
John Pomeroy, Distinguished Professor, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Director of the Global Water Futures programme, Centre for Hydrology and Canmore Coldwater Laboratory.
Trevor Davies, Professor Emiritus; formerly Director of the Climatic Research Unit, Dean of School of Environmental Sciences, Director for International Development Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Enterprise and Engagement, all at the University of East Anglia; formerly Distinguished Professor and Director of Fudan Tyndall Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai.
Robert Sandford, Holds the Global Water Futures Chair in Water and Climate Security at United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health.
Gennadiy V. Ivanov, is a renowned UK-based artist with more than 40 years of experience. He graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from Norwich University. Since 2019, he has been involved in several large projects and exhibitions across the UK and is currently an Artist-in-residence at the University of Saskatchewan. Gennadiy was the winner of the Norfolk Arts Awards, The Visual Arts Award in 2021. His works addressed the acts of looking and seeing, and considers the way in which painting can stake a claim for itself amid the proliferation of contemporary visual formats.
Audience members will be immersed and engaged through a rich interdisciplinary discussion of art, science, and the state of Climate Change in Canada.
Light refreshments will be available.
Photo Artist: Gennadiy V. Ivanov
Registration is required for this live event!
Top Image: Gennadiy V. Ivanov. The Fortress Mount Now, 2019, oil on canvas, 130 x 170 cm. Collection of the artist.
About the painting: Fortress Mountain Research Basin is an iconic location in the Rockies in Alberta. Its dramatic countenance has appeared in many Hollywood films. It is an important site for one of the GWF observation stations which automatically records atmospheric, snow and soil conditions. These observations are part of the Global Water Futures Observatories network, which monitors changes over time and provided invaluable information to help develop predictive models; a necessity for successful prediction of water supplies from the high mountain headwater basins that supply most of western Canada with rivers and life-giving freshwater.