Vivian Krause speak in Ottawa on Monday, March 19th
March 19, 2012, 7 PM
Library & Archives Canada
Admission: $15 (students $10)
Tickets for our evening with Vivian Krause are now on sale at four locations in Ottawa: Compact Music (785 Bank, 190 Bank), Collected Works (1242 Wellington) and Ottawa Festivals (47 William). Tickets are $15 ($10 for students).
From Vivian's blog: Rethinking Campaigns
"According to my preliminary calculations, since 2000 USA foundations have poured at least $300 million into the environmental movement in Canada. Its time to ask why. The David Suzuki Foundation alone has been paid at least $10 million by American foundations over the past decade. Why are American foundations spending so much money in Canada instead of in their own country or in other countries around the world that are far more needy than Canada?"
You can go to her blog here:
You can also catch Vivian regularly on Ezra's show on Sun News.
Here is Vivian's bio (in her own words)
I have a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Nutrition from McGill University and l'Université de Montréal, respectively. My major was Nutrition.
During the 1990s, I worked for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on programs for maternal and infant nutrition in Guatemala (1990-1995) and Indonesia (1996-2001). I also did some food aid planning for the the U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Before that, I worked with Algonquin people to prevent diabetes in their communities in the north part of Quebec.
During 2002 and 2003, I was Corporate Development Manager for North America for NUTRECO, one of the world's largest producers of farmed salmon and fish feed. In 2006, I prepared a submission to the Special Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture of the B.C. Government. While preparing that submission, I unexpectedly came across a grant for an "antifarming camapign" with "science messages" and "earned media." When I raised questions about this grant from the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, four grants were quietly re-written. This and other information led me to begin writing a blog called Fish Farm Fuss. While going through U.S. tax returns as part of the research for that blog, I happened to notice many grants for a "Tar Sands Campaign" (see here also). That's when I started to write about the campaign against Alberta oil.
If you would like to read about how I ended up going from UNICEF to salmon farming, and started writing this blog, please click here.
As I tried to take a look at the salmon farming controversy from a marketing perspective - a point of view that I missed when I worked in the industry - I wrote two papers about the so-called 'science' about PCBs in farmed salmon, and sea lice - and the money behind it.
I was born in Vancouver but lived most of my childhood in Kitimat and Kamloops. At the time, my parents were teachers. I now reside in North Vancouver.