World population at 7 billion has evoked concern, but also opens doors to new thinking about the environment, sustainability, consumption, distribution and taking stock of ourselves. The speaker will reveal what the future may hold based on current research regarding population trends here and world-wide.

Speaker: Susan McDaniel Ph.D.

Dr. Susan McDaniel is Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Global Population and Life Course (the first Tier 1 CRC in social sciences at the U of L), Prentice Research Chair in Global Population and Economy, Director of the Prentice Institute and Professor of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge. She relocated to Lethbridge in the summer of 2009 from the University of Utah where she was Professor and Senior Investigator in the Institute for Public & International Affairs. She had previously taught at the Universities of Alberta and Waterloo.

Dr. McDaniel is an internationally known sociologist/social demographer, the author of many books and research articles. She is a frequent advisor on social and science policies both in Canada and around the World.

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