Presentation Title

Washed Away: An Intersection of Dams and Fields in Revelstoke, BC

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented April 1, 2017

Location

IB 1020

Start Date

1-4-2017 4:15 PM

End Date

1-4-2017 4:30 PM

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to explore how dams have affected and shaped the town of Revelstoke, BC. In this work, stories of long-term residents are juxtaposed with those of more recent immigrants to raise universal questions surrounding how all actions, big or small, field-planting or dam-building, resound with both benefits and detriments. Within the historical context of dam-building in a small mountain town, food security provides an especially vivid lens with which to consider our personal values, as well as our obligations as local and global citizens. This creative nonfiction work encapsulates both the author’s research and personal experiences.

Department

Biological Sciences

Faculty Advisor

Lyn Baldwin

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Washed Away: An Intersection of Dams and Fields in Revelstoke, BC

IB 1020

The purpose of this project was to explore how dams have affected and shaped the town of Revelstoke, BC. In this work, stories of long-term residents are juxtaposed with those of more recent immigrants to raise universal questions surrounding how all actions, big or small, field-planting or dam-building, resound with both benefits and detriments. Within the historical context of dam-building in a small mountain town, food security provides an especially vivid lens with which to consider our personal values, as well as our obligations as local and global citizens. This creative nonfiction work encapsulates both the author’s research and personal experiences.