David Sheperd Family Lecture Series

The David Sheperd Family Lecture Series introduces Trent students and faculty, and members of the Peterborough community to leading scholars and people engaged in policy and practical work in the field of environmental science. The goal of the series is to build on the University's reputation of leadership in Environmental Science/Studies.

This year, David Sheperd Family Lecture has partnered with Innovation Cluster and Trent School of the Environment to welcome Edward Burtynsky to deliver his presentation, Water, at the first-ever virtual Electric City (EC) Talks.

an evening with Edward Burtynsky: Water

Thursday, October 15, 2020


Through stunning photography, Edward Burtynsky’s Water project visualizes the scale and impact of harnessing and consuming the world’s most precious resource. He chronicles the various roles that water plays in our daily lives: as a source of healthy ecosystems and energy, as a critical element in cultural and religious rituals, and the reality we face as the climate crisis creates unprecedented risk.

Edward Burtynsky headshot

About Edward Burtynsky.

Edward Burtynsky is regarded as one of the world's most accomplished contemporary photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of over sixty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the Tate Modern in London, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California.

For more information, contact Babin Joy, babinjoy@trentu.ca