Daniel Schorr was born in Rio de Janeiro, where he studied social communications, specializing in film animation. He became the first Latin American director to be hired by the NFB animation studio. Dominoes, (2006), directed at the National Film Board of Canada, is part of the ShowPeace Series on conflict resolution. At JAC, Daniel teaches Animation and Video Production in the Media Arts Department (ALC). He also teaches a complementary course open to students from other Programs, Modern Cinema, which focuses on film language and media awareness. Next semester, Daniel will teach a Video Complementary course, open to students from outside ALC. This term, he guided a group of seventy Media Arts students in a collective effort to produce a video broadcast on climate change. The results will play in JAC hallways during Global Climate Change Week (Oct 15-18). Daniel invites everyone to see the artwork display which he set up with Inuit students in the Herzberg Building, in front of the Student Activities office. He also invites everyone to a screening of the documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (by Baichwal and Burtynsky, 90 min., Canada, 2019). * The screening will take place on October 15, at 9h30 a.m., in H-271. The screening is free and open for everyone in the JAC community. As one of his Inuit students, Jennifer May, said, we are trying to raise awareness that “lives are already drastically changing negatively up North, and it’s only a matter of time before all of humanity feels the effects of Climate Change.”
More information about the film Anthropocene here: https://theanthropocene.org/film/
Adil D’Sousa teaches a literature course in the English Department called “North American Selections”. This semester, the course focuses on writing by
Indigenous authors and writing on climate change. For the first class of Global Climate Change Week (Oct 15-18), he has invited a speaker from Climate Reality, Jeff Pederson, to give his classes a presentation on the climate emergency. For the second class, students will read a poem called “When the World Ends” by Elaine Gillespie. The author has agreed to a Q+A with students via Skype on that day. Adil says that he chose to include content on climate change because students have consistently asked for it.
John Abbott will be involved in Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) from October 15 to 18, and we are hoping that relevant aspects of the climate crisis will be covered in as many courses as possible in that week (and at other points in the semester as appropriate). Teachers have pledged 110 hours of teaching about global climate change. Our goal is 250 hours.
Tara Walker is teaching Project Management in the Business Administration program. The course aims to provide students with hands-on opportunities to plan, deliver and evaluate real-world projects using project management tools. For Global Climate Change Week, each of the two classes is going to organize an event. The first group will have a Climate Change Carnival on Thursday, October 17th, in the AME Atrium, with plans to host a climate change-themed Family Feud game, a speaker, and a Sustainable fashion show. The second group is planning a welcome event for new and returning students in the Business Administration program and the goal is to open their eyes to the fact that the future of business is becoming “greener” while also encouraging them to take part in the movement to address climate change. Given that our climate is changing at an unprecedentedly fast pace, the organizers believe all business students should have a more profound knowledge of where our future is headed.