Muskrat Falls Symposium
Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Memorial University is holding a two-day symposium on the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development in Labrador. The symposium will bring together scholarship, ideas and art to address the history and development of the project, and the criticism of its controversial aspects including the threat of methylmercury poisoning, downstream flooding, public finance and debt, and its impact on indigenous sovereignty, journalism, public oversight and democracy.
9:30-10:45AM: Political Economy of Muskrat Falls
Neria Alyward, Steve Crocker, Jim Feehan, Dave Vardy
10:45-11:15AM: Coffee Break
11:15-12:30PM: Indigenous Resistance: Perspectives from Labrador and Beyond
Roberta Benefiel, Denise Cole, Tracey Doherty, Shiri Pasternak
12:30-2:00PM: Lunch Break
2:00-3:15PM: New Research on Living Under Threat in Labrador
Stig Bernander, Lennart Elfgren, Emily Philpott
3:15- 3:45PM: Coffee Break
3:45-5:00PM: Journalism, Democracy and Control of Information
Justin Brake, Greg Hewlett, Des Sullivan/Uncle Gnarley, Robin Whitaker
Presented by Department of Sociology, Department of English