Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario

Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario

February 28, 2007 11:39 ET

Addressing Climate Change

Ivey alumni to host lunch session with leading climate change expert

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Environment Editor, Energy Editor CALGARY/ALBERTA/MEDIA RELEASE--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 28, 2007) - On Friday, March 9 the Richard Ivey School of Business Alumni Association will present best-selling author Tim Flannery as the speaker for their Addressing Climate Change Luncheon.

With the growing debate on climate change and the potential financial impact on the oil and gas industry, the Ivey Alumni Association/Calgary Chapter is inviting one of the leading scientific voices on climate change to speak to the oil and gas community, Calgary scientists, academics and the general public.

Flannery, author of "The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth," is considered an authority on climate change. Flannery presents a straightforward and powerful exploration of the connection between climate change, global warming, and human activity.

Flannery contends that individuals, corporations and governments need to act now to address the implications of the earth's changing climate. Despite his illustration of a near doomsday scenario, Flannery brings hope with examples of how climate change can be reversed with existing technologies.

The Ivey Climate Change Luncheon is open to members of the public. Tickets can be purchased at Registration deadline: Friday, March 2nd.

Ivey Business School has over 18,000 alumni around the globe with over 600 in Calgary.

Date: Friday March 9th
Time: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: The Petroleum Club, 319 - 5th Avenue SW, Calgary
Cost: $100/person, $800/table (cash bar)

Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario ( offers full-time undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Ivey has campuses in London (Ontario), Toronto, and Hong Kong, where it was the first North American business school to establish a permanent campus in Asia.


For further information, please contact:
Susan Naylen, 403-217-6914,

Contact Information

  • Susan Naylen, Richard Ivey School of Business Calgary Alumni Assocation
    Primary Phone: 403-217-6914