Public Seminar – Cool Tools for a Warming World

Engaging citizens on climate change with powerful digital media.


Happened On: Thursday Oct 13th 2016  7:00PM

Happened At:

C680 – HSBC Hall, UBC Robson Square (Downtown Vancouver)
800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Canada V6Z 3B7

Hosted by UBC’s Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

A free Public Seminar showcasing innovative digital media and success stories for climate change education, planning, and action. Leading experts demoed interactive visual tools and shared new research findings on what works in building climate change awareness and fostering community-led action.


  •  Sara Muir Owen, UBC Program Manager, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions


  • Stephen SheppardFuture Delta 2.0 – Climate change video game for schools.   Director: Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, University of British Columbia
  • Maged Senbel  –“Do it in the Dark” – Energy challenge using visual and social media.   Associate Professor in Urban Design: School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia
  • Adam FenechCoastal Impact Visualization Environment (CLIVE) on sea level rise.  Director: Climate Lab, University of Prince Edward Island

Expert Panellists:

  • Robert Gifford – Internationally recognized Environmental Psychologist, University of Victoria
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director: Association of Climate Change Officers

Download a printable poster of the event.

For an overview of research results on social mobilization using digital tools to engage 3000 people in BC, see

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