Tuesday 27. May 2014

Certification of Products, Certification of Societies

Certification of Products, Certification of Societies: Mutual Interests, mutual responsibility

On Wednesday May 28 at 10:00 to 14:00 a Symposium on certifications of various marine products will be held at the University Centre. The focus of the symposium will be on mutual interests and responsibilities of companies and societies. The symposium is held in cooperation with Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. Two of the speakers come from Memorial University while other participants are from institutions and companies in the Westfjords. Coastal and Marine Management students will also participate in the symposium during discussions. The symposium is open to the public; it will be in English and takes place at room 1 at UW.

The agenda for the symposium can be found here.

The participants from Memorial University are:
Paul Foley received a Ph.D. in Political Science from York University in 2011 after receiving an MA in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University in 2006 and a BA (Hons) (First Class) in History from Memorial University in 2005.
He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Policy Institute at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. His areas of research interests include international and comparative political economy, political ecology, development and environmental change, environmental politics and policy, market-oriented environmental policy and governance, and global environmental governance.

Gabriela Sabau a Ph.D. from Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania. She is currently an Associate Professor in Economics/Environmental Studies at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and is now the Chair of the Environmental Studies Programme. Gabriela teaches courses in economics and environmental studies. Her research interests focus on three broad areas: 1) Knowledge based economy/society compared to information economy/society; 2) Sustainable development – beyond long-run economic growth and 3) Economics as a moral science.
Gabriela has taught the course in Economics and Policy at the University Centre of the Westfjords since 2008.