Upcoming lectures, talks and and events 2019

Oct 17 & 18, 2019

Humanitarian Congress Berlin: A Perfect Storm, Humanitarian Impacts of Climate Change, panelist for Médecins Sans Frontières

Sep 23, 2019

The Unseen Driver of Migration: Climate change & crisis of protection in Central America & Mexico. Kin Co-Working, Montreal for Médecins Sans Frontières Canada, Samuel Centre for Social Connectness

July 24, 2019

Global Health Mini-Masters is a collaboration between University of Toronto Schools (UTS), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Master of Teaching (MT) program and University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Education Global Health Education Initiative (GHEI). On Climate Change, Health and Action

Jun 14, 2019

North American Refugee Health Conference University of Toronto, Forced Migration from Central America: A Humanitarian Crisis, for Médecins Sans Frontières Canada, with Linn Biorklund Belliveau, Dahdaleh Institute of Global Health Research

Jun 10-12, 2019

Humanitarian Action in the 21st Century: Challenges and Dilemmas at McGill University, Montreal. McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health, course Faculty on climate and health

May 10, 2019

MSF Scientific Days, London UK for MSF Switzerland & MSF Canada “Demo” Environmental Impact Toolkit incubator


December 6, 2018

Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic Global Perspectives Guest Speaker on Antarctic exploration, science and wisdom in literature in Antarctica on the NG Explorer.

November 29, 2018

Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change Civil Society Panel, on the humanitarian perspective for Médecins Frontières Canada at Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University

September 13, 2018

Instituto Clima o Sociedad, Brasilia, Dialogos Futuro Sustentável, speaking on climate change, health and humanitarian impact, for MSF Canada

July 19, 2018

Probus Etobicoke, Guest Speaker on Antarctic expeditions, climate change, women in STEM

June 27

The Llandovery Castle Opera speaker for MSF Canada on attacks on hospitals, healthcare workers and civilians today, humanitarian principles in war and International Humanitarian Law. 

May 24, 2018

MSF Scientific Days, London UK panelist for MSF Canada on Climate change, environmental health and humanitarian aid

April 23, 2018

Ai Wei Wei's Human Flow, screening Mayfair Theatre Ottawa, speaker with Médecins Sans Frontières Canada

April 14, 2018

March for Science Toronto, "celebration of our passion for science and a call to safeguard the important science that keeps us safe, healthy, and prosperous". Speaker

April 7, 2018

Creating a Plastic Free Future Together, at Green Living Show, Toronto. 4pm Metro Toronto Convention Centre

February 8, 2018

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Etobicoke Chapter on climate change, women in science and leadership and an Antarctic expedition of 76 women scientists I joined, Dec 2016. 

Feb 6, 2018

Tales from an Antarctic (Cleanup) Expedition: Wisdom, Food and Polar Cooperation, Scott House, Catharine Parr Traill College, Peterborough.

January 26, 2018

Polar Film Festival Screening of my new short documentary, Aquamess, about plastic pollution in the Arctic at The Explorer's Club, New York City.


December 14, 2017

American Geophysical Union Meeting, Oral Presentation: Climate Literacy: The Arts as an Ally in Understanding Earth and Invoking Change, New Orleans

December 5, 2017

Human Flow documentary by Ai Weiwei, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières Canada screening, TIFF Toronto. 7pm. Host. Panelists Helton Achaye, Dr Sarah Giles, Mberri Kauanivi and Siham Abu Sitta

November 20, 2017

The Jeanne Sauvé Forum Series on Social Connectedness and International Development, "How Can Communities Advance Climate Action in the Trump Era?" Guest Speaker, Montreal, Québec

November 5, 2017

TEDxMontreal Women

Theme: Bridges. Speaking about marine debris in the Arctic. Théâtre Saint Denis, 1594 St Denis St, Montreal 8am-5pm.

September 26, 2017

6 Degrees Citizen Space, This is Not a Game: Northern Triangle of Central America, social game speaker, Médecins Sans Frontières Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario. Exchange Session.

August 16-26

In Scotland as part of eXXpedition circumnavigating the British Isles to do a marine debris survey and raise awareness on marine pollution, on Arran Island (16-18), Stornaway (20-22) and Edinburgh (24-27) storytelling, doing public talks, science labs and Art & Science events.

May 18

Canadian Association of Forced Migration Studies 10th Annual Conference "Freedom of Movement: Exploring a Path from Armed Conflict, Persecution, and Forced Migration to Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, and Development" Plenary Speaker for MSF, Victoria BC. 

May 16 and 18

Global Health and a Changing Environment, conversations with Médecins Sans Frontières and David Suzuki Foundation, Vancouver May 16 H.R MacMillan Space Centre and Victoria May 18 Camosun College Landsdowne College.

May 9

TedXWomen Montreal Salon with five fellow women "thought leaders" on Power of Every Day Action, Montreal, Québec. On an Arctic Cleanup expedition and our global plastic problem.

April 19

Keynote speaker, Southern Ontario Model United Nations Assembly, Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, for Médecins Sans Frontières Canada Association

February 17

Introduction to Global Civil Society, Master's Course, Guest Lecturer, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

January 16

United Nations Academic Impact Digital Discussion Series with Female Scientists


February 6

Humanitarianism Exposed conferenceTrudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict, and Justice, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Debate, representing Médecins Sans Frontières Canada.

March 3

Introduction to Global Civil Society, Master's Course, Guest Lecturer, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

March 4

Global Medicine Initiative (GMI) Access to Medicines Gala, Keynote speaker, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto

April 21

Access to the Danger Zone documentary screening on life under fire for humanitarians, speaker Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Canada, Victoria, British Columbia

May 13

9th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS), Winnipeg, Manitoba. Speaker for Médecins Sans Frontières Canada

5 Jun

Fair Trade Show, Toronto, Exhibition Place, 3pm Speaker for Médecins Sans Frontières Canada on #NotATarget

July 6- Aug 24

Fellow, Arctic Summer College, brings together emerging leaders and experts to consider options for promoting sustainability and cooperation in the Arctic region. 

August 22-26

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference 2016, Antarctica as Science, Art and Politics Laboratory for humanity's balancing act

18 September

In New York Hall of Science for Art & Science Collaborations Inc ASCI's 17th exhibition Science Inspires Art: Food 17 September - Feb 26, 2017 with Aquamess

8 October

Arctic Circle Assembly presenter and fellow for Arctic Summer College on Indigenous Health and Climate Change in circumpolar regions, Reykjavik, Iceland

22 October

Queen's University Health and Human Rights Conference "Conflict Security and Health" Dutt Debate, Kingston, Ontario for

30 October

TPP Town Hall, Bathurst-Finch Social Action Group, in collaboration with the People’s Climate Movement, Social Planning Toronto, and The Council of Canadians. Subject matter expert Trans Pacific Partnership (trade deal) and Health, for MSF Canada.

2-21 December

Participant, Homeward Bound: a leadership and strategic initiative teamed with a science education program on climate, biological and earth system research, set against the backdrop of Antarctica, for 78 women scientists from around the globe


September 27, 2015

Author speaker, Word on the Street, National Book and Magazine Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto 430-530 Cook'n'Book Stage

August 28-Sept 4, 2015

Guest Lecturer, Protecting wild places Cleaning the shores of North Spitsbergen, Svalbard cruise Norwegian Archipelago. Oceanwide Expeditions.

June 12, 2015

Guest presenter, Dr Marc-André Gagnon's graduate course on pharmaceutical policy, School of Public Policy, Carleton University Ottawa, Fire in the Blood Screening. #skypeclassroom

June 1, 2015

Toronto launch The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning, The Drake Hotel lounge, host 86d Mondays Food & Art, HarperCollins Canada

May 26, 2015

MC for "Humanitarianism and Global Health", a presentation by Dr James Orbinski with Heather Johnston, Dignitas and Steve Cornish, Médecins Sans Frontières Canada at Alliance Français of Toronto.

May 20-23, 2015

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) History, Humanities and Social Science Meeting, Colorado. Abstract: Mapping women and the Antarctic Wilderness: appearance and disappearance

April 8, 2015

Guest interviewee, Senior-level journalism advanced interview techniques class, Centennial College, Toronto.

My first impression of Carol, co-author of The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning, was based on learning the title of her book. I felt this must be a woman with a wonderful sense of humour and adventure most of us can only dream of. When she joined my students for an interview about her book and the experiences she and Wendy encountered during their trip to the Russian research station, those impressions proved to be the tip of the iceberg. I found Carol a passionate and articulate advocate for the environment and human rights whose eclectic skill set and creative way of looking at the world are an inspiration. Whether talking about ‘historic garbage’ left in Antarctica by explorers a century ago to describing a Christmas Eve spent singing ‘Yellow Submarine’ with Russian colleagues, Carol is a riveting, educational and engaging speaker.
— Prof. Lindy Oughtred, Centennial College Toronto

March 27, 2015

Panelist, Munk School of Global Affairs Graduate Student Conference Ill With Illness: Economic, Social & Security Barriers To The Provision Of Global Health, University of Toronto.

February 20, 2015

Presenter, Explorers Club New York, Explorer's Expo: Join for drinks and exploration presentations — hang out with explorers, connect with mentors, tour HQ and meet potential sponsors. An evening for new and seasoned explorers, and those interested in creating new paths in exploration, scientific knowledge and human discovery. 46 E 70th Street

February 3, 2015

ESG (environmental, social and governance) investment impact. Participant in Roundtable hosted by Martha Tredgett, LGT Partners with Jane Ambachtsheer of Mercer, Toronto.

January 8, 2015

Guest lecturer, Global Health PhD programme, Prof. Jill Clare Kohler, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy & Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

November 30, 2014

Fire in The Blood documentary screening guest speaker. Wilfred Laurier University, Brantford Campus/ By GRAN Brantford (Grandmothers Advocacy Network) with Laurier Health Studies, The Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa and the HIV/AIDS Network of Haldimand-Norfolk for Médecins Sans Frontières Canada. 

October 30 2014 McGill University, Montreal. Institute for the Study of International Development Executive Education Program, International Development: Bridging The Worlds Of Theory, Policy And Practice Humanitarian Assistance session. In Association with Montreal Council on Foreign Relations.  

Experienced: Carol was an amazing guest speaker. I loved how she used ice breaker/activity to keep our attention and of course all the content covered!”
”Dynamic: Great presentation - clearly has done this before and is very effective. Content was instructive - very interesting to get humanitarian point of view.”
”Instructive: Great session with passionate & informative speaker. Good balance of presentation & group work/discussed”
— Feedback from Exec Education course, McGill

October 29 McGill University, Montreal. Institute for the Study of International Development for Rachel Kiddell-Monroe, class guest lecturer,  Polar Wisdom, Climate and Global Cooperation from the "Last" Wilderness

August 25 XXXIII Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Open Science Conference, Oral Presentation "From Bellingshausen to Rwanda: storytelling as the meaning-maker, mapmaker and reservoir of climate science. Revisiting history, foretelling a (healthy) future" co-author Dr James Orbinski. Auckland, New Zealand.

July 20-25 Delegation lead for Museum of AIDS in Africa pop-up museum and virtual memorial, 20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Co-author on abstract Healing Through Memory & Objects: A novel approach to HIV grief counselling.

June 11 8:15pm Luminato Festival, Cape Farewell: Antarctic stories before Terence Koh's tomorrow's snow and a way to the light McMichael Art Collection. Kleinburg, Ontario.

Jun 17 Fire in The Blood Screening. Ottawa, 6pm. Mayfair Theatre. Speaker for Médecins Sans Frontières. An intricate tale of “medicine, monopoly and malice”. Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance International Film Festival and film festivals award winner in Hamburg, Washington, Mumbai and Vancouver.

May 27 Global Health Education Day, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Discussion with medical residents across disciplines on social and mainstream media and global health, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

April 12 Prince Edward County Authors Festival, Picton Ontario The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning

April 6 Fire in The Blood Screening (Dylan Mohan Grey) Oakville, Ontario. GRAN Advocacy Event panelist for Médecins Sans Frontières.

March 30 New York City at The East Pole Antarctic Midwinter Dinner, author readings, small gathering to celebrate the arrival of spring and protection of the precious continent. Sold out.

February 9, 2014 The Art Gallery of Peterborough, Reading and book launch, The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning

January 22, 2014 Speaker: Global Health Careers Workshop, graduate students in Comparative Program on Health and Society for Lisa Forman, SJD, Lupina Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Director, Comparative Program on Health and Society, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

"Thanks again Carol for speaking with us about your peripatetic and fascinating career, and for participating so enthusiastically in the follow up discussion!"

January 18, 2014, Participant SPAN Conversation Series with Performance Space 122 at New York University.

tweet from event: "@caroldevine is RIPPING it up here at #span - covering Africa, conflict & now is bringing climate change & health policy together" vallejo gantner

"SPAN is PS122′s conversation series partnering PS122 artists with luminaries from other fields in a dialogue of ideas addressing the intersection between the artist, artistic practice and the larger world. "Not your average talk back or debate, director Annie Dorsen and NYU’s Art and Public Policy Department Chair, Randy Martin collaborated to create a durational dialogue, that takes off from a discussion of risk – in all its manifestations. Economists, social scientists, financiers and technologists respond to each other in an improvised, round-robin style conversation."

December 1 Fire in The Blood Screening (Dylan Mohan Grey) The Chang School, Ryerson University, Toronto. World AIDS Day. Speaker for Médecins Sans Frontières.

November 29, 2013 Master of Public Health Global Health Roundtable Series, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Communication and Social Media

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6 Degrees Citizen Space image Antonia Masiello
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TPP Town Hall. People's Climate Movement with Ali Ehsassi, Member of Parliament for Willowdale, Emmay Mah, Vicki Jewt, Raul Burbana, Common Frontiers, Bernard Wolf - Prof. Emeritus at Schulich School of Business and Carol Devine

TPP Town Hall. People's Climate Movement with Ali Ehsassi, Member of Parliament for Willowdale, Emmay Mah, Vicki Jewt, Raul Burbana, Common Frontiers, Bernard Wolf - Prof. Emeritus at Schulich School of Business and Carol Devine

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Prototype map Carol's Mapping Antarctic Women and Wilderness paper, SCAR Colorado May 23, 2015

Prototype map Carol's Mapping Antarctic Women and Wilderness paper, SCAR Colorado May 23, 2015