Thu, Apr 04, 2013: Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster

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Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on April 4th, 2013 in Room 144 (east end of the building on the ground floor) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:

Peter Victor, Professor of Environmental Studies, York University


Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster


Dr. Peter Victor is an economist who has worked on environmental issues for over 40 years as an academic, consultant and public servant. By extending input-output analysis, he was the first economist to apply the physical law of the conservation of matter to the empirical analysis of a national economy. Dr. Victor was one of the founders of the emerging discipline of ecological economics and was the first President of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics. His most recent book is Managing without Growth. Slower by Design, not Disaster. (Edward Elgar, 2008)

Dr. Victor is a Professor in Environmental Studies at York University and from 1996 to 2001 was Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies. This followed several years as Assistant Deputy Minister of the Environmental Sciences and Standards Division in the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Prior to that Dr. Victor was a principal of VHB Consulting and Victor and Burrell Research and Consulting where he undertook many influential policy-related economic studies in Canada and abroad. He has continued to provide technical advice in such areas as air pollution and health, emissions trading, emerging issues and education for sustainable energy development.

Dr. Victor has served on numerous boards and advisory committees and he has appeared as an expert witness before various Commissions. From 2000 to 2004 he was President of the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science, Canada’s oldest science organization, and from 2004-2006 he was Chair of Environment Canada’s Science and Technology Advisory Board. Currently he is a member of the Advisory Committee on the National Accounts for Statistics Canada, the Academic Advisory Panel of TruCost, the Ontario Government’s Advisory Committee on Transboundary Science, and the Board of the David Suzuki Foundation.

Major research projects
2009 – SSHRC – Normative Application for Ecological Economics and the Tools for Its
Assessment (co-application with Peter Brown, McGill University)
2007 – Statistics Canada – Workshop on Assessment of Ecological Footprint Methodology
2006 – Santa Barbara Foundation – Canada’s Ecological Footprint
2004 – Environment Canada – The Remediation of Hamilton Harbour, A Multi-perspective, Multi-stakeholder Approach

Select prizes and awards
-First Lifetime Member of the International Association of Environmental Testing Laboratories (Ontario), 1996
-Commonwealth Scholar, 1967-1970
Vice-Chancellor’s Prize, University of Birmingham, 1967

Dr Victor is author of: Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster. Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar.

About this lecture series
Click here for the poster
Click here for videos from previous lectures

Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.

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