NRESi Colloquium: Fossil-fuel capitalism in western Canada: An overview of the Corporate Mapping Project and fossil fuel flashpoints. Dr. Fiona MacPhail, UNBC

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Room - 8-164 or webcast (
Prince George

Dr. Fiona MacPhailThis presentation provides an overview of the Corporate Mapping Project (CMP) and discusses one specific project within the CMP.  The CMP is a multi-institution, SSHRC-funded research project which focuses on: analyzing the organization and power of fossil-fuel capitalism in western Canada; and contributing toward transparent public debate about a just transition to sustainable energy.  The presentation will outline the CMP’s four themes and highlight selected findings. Then turning to a specific project, the presentation will advance a typology of fossil fuel flashpoints with illustrations from northern BC based upon a forthcoming chapter in the edited book, Regime of Obstruction.

The Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute (NRESi) at UNBC hosts a weekly lecture series at the Prince George campus. Anyone from the university or wider community with interest in the topic area is welcome to attend. Presentations are also made available to remote participants through Livestream (Channel 1). Go to to view the presentation remotely.

Past NRESi colloquium presentations and special lectures can be viewed on our video archive, available here.

Contact Information

Al Wiensczyk, RPF
Research Manager,
Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute
Phone: 250-614-4354
Phone: 250-960-5018

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