Andrew Nikiforuk - September 5, 2012

Andrew Nikiforuk

Investigative Journalist

"The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude"

8:00 PM Wednesday, September 05, 2012
University Center Ballroom

"Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug are Killing North America's Great Forests."

3:10 PM Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Andrew Nikiforuk.  Since obtaining a Master's degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 1981, he has worked as a freelance writer and investigative journalist in Canada.  He is particularly well-known for his work on environmental issues.  His articles have appeared in The Walrus, Maclean's, Canadian Business, Report on Business, Chatelaine, Georgia Straight, and Harrowsmith.  His many books include:

The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude (2012)

Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests (2011)

Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent (2008)

Pandemonium: Bird Flu, Mad Cow Disease, and Other Biological Plagues of the 21st Century (2006)

Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War against Big Oil (2001)

The Fourth Horseman: A Short History of Plagues, Scourges, and Emerging Viruses (1996)

He has won seven National Magazine Awards, as well as top honors for investigative writing from the Association of Canadian Journalists.  For Tar Sands, which became a best-seller in Canada, he received the Rachel Carson Environmental Book Award, and for Saboteurs the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction.