Andrew Nikiforuk will speak at the Stan Hagen Theatre April 9. Photo supplied

Andrew Nikiforuk will speak at the Stan Hagen Theatre April 9. Photo supplied

Nikiforuk coming to Courtenay for speaking engagement

World Community hosts award-winning journalist

Many politicians and environmentalists champion technology as the solution to all of our problems.

What if technologies are accelerating our problems? What would the solutions be?

These are the questions that award-winning journalist and author, Andrew Nikiforuk, will be addressing in his engaging presentation on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay.

The title of his presentation is Understanding the Technological Imperative: How Technology Has Conquered Everything. His talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

World Community is hosting the evening.

Nikiforuk has been writing about energy, economics and the oil and gas industry for nearly 20 years and cares deeply about accuracy, government accountability, and cumulative impacts. He has won several National Magazine Awards for his journalism since 1989 and top honours for investigative writing from the Association of Canadian Journalists.

Andrew has also published several books which make riveting reading; Slick Water, The Empire of the Beetle and Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s War Against Big Oil, which won the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction in 2002.

Whether speaking or writing about melting glaciers, educational shams or the destruction of the boreal forest, Nikiforuk has earned a reputation as an honest and provocative voice in Canadian journalism. He is now a contributing editor for The Tyee, an online news magazine.

Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome. FMI: 250-337-5412.