Views of the Salish Sea

Views of the Salish Sea: 150 Years of Change Around the Strait of Georgia
Howard Stewart, author

Coach House, Green College, UBC
Tuesday, March 13, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow

in the series
Green College Special Lecture

This talk -- based on Howard Stewart’s recent book --looks at rapidly changing relations between humans and the rest of nature on and around the Strait of Georgia. Beginning with British colonization in the mid-19th century, it traces change thematically. These themes are the movement of people and goods on the sea, dispossession of the sea’s Indigenous people, the sea’s once robust resource industries, waste dumping in the sea, and the sea as recreation space. In the end we can see the many ways in which these five stories are interwoven.

More detail about the book can be found at:

Howard Stewart was born and raised on the shores of the North Salish Sea and has worked for the United Nations, local and national governments, international agencies, communities, NGOs and industries around the world. This book grew out of his PhD thesis in geography at the University of British Columbia. He has also contributed to numerous periodicals, and professional and academic publications. He lives on Denman Island, BC.