TWU co-presents a talk by climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe on “Empowering Climate Conversations”

Engaging science, faith, and societal issues

As part of a Supporting Structures grant from Scholarship & Christianity In Oxford, Trinity Western University’s Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences partners with multiple local organizations to present an online public lecture on May 20 by climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe.

When it comes to conversations on climate change, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe seeks to bring forwarding-looking ideas and hope.

Dr. Hayhoe’s latest book is Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. In it, she not only shows how change is made possible through conversation and finding shared values, she also describes how her Christian faith motivates her work as a scientist and environmental advocate.

Katharine Hayhoe on “Empowering Climate Conversations”

This summer, as part of a Supporting Structures grant from Scholarship & Christianity In Oxford, Trinity Western University’s Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences joins co-sponsors Regent College, A Rocha Canada, UBC Graduate & Faculty Christian Forum, and Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation (CSCA) to present an evening talk, “Empowering Climate Conversations” with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, on May 20, 2023. More information on the online event can be found on the CSCA website.

A climate scientist, author, and professor, Katharine Hayhoe is widely recognized for her research and advocacy. In addition to being the Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy, Dr. Hayhoe is a principal investigator for the U.S. Department of Interior’s South-Central Climate Adaptation Science Center and the National Science Foundation’s Global Infrastructure Climate Network. She has received numerous awards and accolades, including being named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People (2014) and the United Nation’s Champion of the Earth in the category of Science and Innovation (2019). More recently, Dr. Hayhoe received honorary doctorate degrees from Trinity College (2021) and from the University of Toronto’s Wycliffe College (2022).

Integrating faith and scholarship

As a global Christian university, Trinity Western seeks to unite reason and faith through scholarship and research, and to lead the discussion on integrating faith perspectives in all academic areas within religious and academic communities, as well as in the public sphere.

The Supporting Structures grant provides TWU with funding to conduct scientific research, support newer STEM faculty, establish student clubs, support undergraduate student researchers in STEM fields, as well as provide opportunities for the University community to engage science, faith, and societal issues.

Earlier this year, TWU's Sustainability Week, also funded by the Supporting Structures grant, celebrated local biodiversity and highlighted multidisciplinary research on climate change and global health.

About TWU's Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences offers exceptional and rigorous educational experiences, both in the classroom and the lab. Your science education will be delivered by capable, committed Christian educators who are not only experts in their fields but scholars who continually advance their disciplines through research. Learn more at the Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences.

About Trinity Western University

Founded in 1962, Trinity Western University is a global Christian liberal arts university. We are dedicated to equipping students to discover meaningful connections between career, life, and the needs of the world. Drawing upon the riches of the Christian tradition, seeking to unite faith and reason through teaching and scholarship, Trinity Western University is a degree-granting research institution offering liberal arts and sciences as well as professional schools in business, nursing, education, human kinetics, graduate studies, and arts, media, and culture. It has four locations in Canada: Langley, Richmond-Lansdowne, Richmond-Minoru, and Ottawa. Learn more at or follow us on Instagram @trinitywestern, Twitter @TrinityWestern, on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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