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Ashes to Action: Learning to Live with Wildfire

June 3 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, in partnership with UBC Vancouver’s Faculty of Forestry, invites the community to attend a public presentation titled, Ashes to Action: Learning to Live with Wildfire.

About the talk

When wildfire enters a community, it can leave behind a trail of destruction, devastation and loss.

In 2023, British Columbia experienced one of its worst wildfire seasons on record, with more than two million hectares of land destroyed.

This community presentation will shed light on the profound impacts of wildfires and their tremendous cost to the BC population, emphasizing that recent fire seasons were not an anomaly but a new and escalating reality fueled by climate change.

Following the presentation, there will be a panel discussion and a Q&A session moderated by CBC’s Chris Walker.

The evening will close with a short reception in the lobby.

This is a free community event, but pre-registration is required.


This event is sponsored by Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.


June 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Kelowna Community Theatre
1375 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 0B4 Canada
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Additional Info

Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Presentation, Social, Talk/Lecture
Environment and Sustainability, Global, Indigenous, Policy and Social Change, Research and Innovation, Science, Technology and Engineering
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Families, Partners and Industry, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates