Water is a Right

The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs is pleased to present Water is a Right as our inaugural conversation with the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Helen Fallding, Assistant City Editor of the Winnipeg Free Press and Dr. Karen Busby from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba will be looking at two different facets of Water Rights in Canada. The event will be moderated by Brendan Hughes, Director of Student Life at the University of Manitoba.


Helen Fallding - Assistant City Editor of the Winnipeg Free Press
Drinking Water and the Sanitation Situation on Manitoban and Canadian First Nations: An outline of research the University of Manitoba is involved in to help resolve the problem.

Dr. Karen Busby - Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba
Drinking Water and Sanitation as a Human Right under Canadian and International Law

About Helen Fallding & Dr. Karen Busby

Before Helen Fallding’s award winning career in journalism, she counted wild salmon for a living on a tributary of Yukon’s Tatshenshini River, helped the Carcross-Tagish First Nation negotiate a land claim, studied red squirrel behaviour and ran a couple of women’s centres. Her first job as a reporter was with Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon — the Beat of a Different Drummer — and she worked briefly at the London Free Press and St. Catharines Standard before joining the Winnipeg Free Press in 1998. Helen graduated with gold medals from the University of Guelph (honours B.Sc. in biology) and the University of Western Ontario (MA in journalism). She was the Free Press’s Brandon reporter, legislature bureau chief and then science reporter before becoming assistant city editor in 2006.

Dr. Karen Busby has been with the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba since 1988. She has an LL.B. (Manitoba, 1981) and LL.M. (Columbia, 1988). She was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1982 and she practiced for a year with Thompson, Dorfman, Sweatman. After studying in France for a year, she was the first clerk with the Federal Court of Appeal (1984-87).

Seating is limited, so please register:

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Location: Room 543 and 544 University Centre, University of Manitoba

Address: (http://umanitoba.ca/map/) University Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Time: 5:00 – 8:30 pm

Buffet: 5:30

Presentations: 6:00 followed by conversations until 8:30 pm

Admission: Free

RSVP: brendan_hughes@umanitoba.ca

Front desk: 204.474.6822

For more information about Couchiching Conversations contact: couch@couchichinginstitute.ca or 416-494-1440, ext. 225

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