BIL 2015
VANCOUVER

March 21-22nd at Imperial Vancouver. Doors open at 8am. Opening remarks begin at 9:30AM.


Lynne Quarmby

Biography

Internationally renowned scientist, activist, professor, and engaged citizen, Lynne Quarmby is now bringing her thoughtful and compassionate energy to Canadian federal politics.

Lynne’s research discoveries at Simon Fraser University have deepened our understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease and open new possibilities in the search for treatment. In 2011, the Natural Engineering and Research Council of Canada recognized Lynne for her “originality and innovation.”

An award-winning professor, Lynne is praised by students and colleagues for her warmth, care and dedication. One of Lynne’s key goals in teaching is to help develop her students into well-rounded citizens who understand science.
Lynne walks the talk of participatory democracy. Most recently, she was arrested on Burnaby Mountain for her act of civil disobedience in protest of the lack of meaningful review of Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain Pipeline Expansion project. The Vancouver Sun named Lynne Quarmby one of the 100 Most Influential Women of B.C. in recognition of her work in defence of science in Canada.

Connecting the dots between climate change and social justice, Lynne recognizes the links between prosperity, a healthy environment and a healthy democracy — and is actively engaged on income inequality, indigenous rights, internet privacy, electoral reform and proportional representation.

Talk Title: Entering the belly of the beast. From activism to politics.

People who don’t vote or hold their nose to vote because they see the system as broken will want to hear my talk. We need them to hear my talk. I will show a way forward by remodelling from the inside out. Although I am running for the Green Party of Canada in the next federal election, this will not be a partisan talk – that is not quite true – it will be partisan in so far as we absolutely must get rid of Harper.