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Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Sustainability and Culture

Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Sustainability and Culture

PI: Catriona Sandilands

Status: Completed
Start Date: January 1, 2004
End Date: December 31, 2014
Theme: Global Inequalities

Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program

The CRC aimed to develop an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability and culture investigating relations between environmental literature and environmental politics. The research emphasized writing as an analytical realm and research tool to explore environmental cultures and conflicts probing humanities’ contribution to sustainability and role of literary activity in promoting and extending the environmental public sphere. The project established a Sustainable Writing Lab (SWL) which serves as a resource in the Faculty designed to encourage students, faculty members and others to consider, critically and creatively, the role of writing and literature in environmental studies scholarship.