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Joint lecture on the state of the world’s oceans and Canada’s role by Dr. Arthur Hanson and Dr. Jordan Peterson

March 11, 2013

TORONTO, ON – Ocean­ic life is being dec­i­mat­ed at a rapid and ever-increas­ing rate, in what is arguably the most seri­ous and pre­ventable ongo­ing envi­ron­men­tal cat­a­stro­phe. An upcom­ing lec­ture on this top­ic fea­tur­ing two aca­d­e­m­ic experts, Dr. Arthur Han­son and Dr. Jor­dan Peter­son, is tak­ing place at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to on March 16.

The lec­ture – called Posei­don’s Illu­sion: Chal­leng­ing the way we see marine sus­tain­abil­i­ty – is spon­sored by FIN, a non-prof­it U of T stu­dent-run orga­ni­za­tion ( devot­ed to dis­sem­i­nat­ing infor­ma­tion about the con­tin­u­ing degra­da­tion of oceans and fish­eries.

Dr. Arthur Han­son and Dr. Jor­dan Peter­son will each speak for 60 min­utes about this issue. Dr. Peter­son will con­trast the orig­i­nal state of the world (and Canada’s) oceans with its cur­rent state. Dr. Han­son will then dis­cuss his exten­sive expe­ri­ence with ocean­ic man­age­ment issues, describ­ing what is cur­rent­ly being done around the world to address the prob­lems asso­ci­at­ed with fish­eries deple­tion and habi­tat destruc­tion. A ques­tion and answer peri­od will fol­low.


WHAT: Posei­don’s Illu­sion: Chal­leng­ing the way we see marine sus­tain­abil­i­ty, Q&A to fol­low


  • Dr. Arthur Han­son: Offi­cer of the Order of Cana­da, and a Dis­tin­guished Fel­low with the Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment.
  • Dr. Jor­dan Peter­son: clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist and pro­fes­sor of psy­chol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to.

WHERE: Room 1105, Sand­ford Flem­ing Build­ing, 10 King’s Col­lege Cir­cle (Map:

WHEN: 6:00 p.m., Sat­ur­day, March 16


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