Putaendo – Chile’s First Territory Free of Mining Threatened by Canadian Capital

“Putaendo – Chile’s First Territory Free of Mining Threatened by Canadian Capital”   May 27, 2020   4:00-5:30 EDT (Canada – Chile) Join us for this exciting webinar where representatives of the collective “Putaendo Resiste” from Chile’s central region, will speak about their long struggle to declare themselves “Chile’s first territory free of mining” and how that process has recently been made even more


Access to Justice in Canadian Courts for Victims of Human Rights Violations associated with Canadian Extractive Activity Abroad: Obstacles and Opportunities

March 11. 11:30 – 1 pm. Room FSS 3040. GRITE brown bag session with Penelope Simons, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa Presentation in English followed by a bilingual Bring your lunch! Penelope Simons is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) at the University of Ottawa. She holds and LLM and PhD in


Human Rights and Extractivism in Chile: Social Uprising, Socio-Ecological Crisis, and Perspectives

February 11. 5 – 7 pm. Room lmx 219. Speakers: Isabel Orellana, Centre de recherche en éducation et formation relatives à l’environnement et l’écocitoyenneté, UQAM; Marie-Christine Doran, Observatoire violence, criminalisation et démocratie, Université d’Ottawa; Ricardo Penafiel, Groupe de recherche sur les imaginaires politiques en Amérique latine, UQAM; Gonzalo Bustamante Rivera, Centre des droits humains, Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chili;


Revealing potential maladaptation in climate-based decision making for forestry and agriculture

By Kieran Findlater Kieran is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and visiting scholar at the University of Ottawa. He seeks to understand how individuals and groups simplify complex decision making problems, particularly those related to climate change adaptation, borrowing theory and methods from psychology, behavioral economics, sociology and geography. He earned his Ph.D. in


JUBA WAJIIN: Resistance in Mexican Mountains

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to partner with the Interdisciplinary Research Group on the Territories of Extraction (GRITE) to present: JUBA WAJIIN: Resistance in Mexican Mountains   Join us to welcome FABIOLA MANCILLA, who will discuss the legal struggles of the Júba Wajiín Indigenous community in Mexico to fight for their rights to life, water and land. In 2011, the


Extractive Industries, Governance and Indigenous Rights: Spaces of Struggle and Social innovation

About Fully engaged in national and international debates on the natural resource extraction industry, the Interdisciplinary Research Group on the Territories of Extractivism (GRITE) includes 12 researchers and more than 20 graduate students from various units in the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences (International Development and Global Studies, Political Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology) and Faculty of Law (Civil Law and Common Law).


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