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Back Eddies

Back Eddies is the blog of the Nexus Centre. It is meant as a space for researchers (students and faculty) to share new ideas, summaries of new publications, descriptions of novel research projects, and any kind of think piece related to university scholarship. Cross-postings with other open access blogs are more than welcome where there is permission to do so. If you have a blog entry that you would like to share with the broader university community at Memorial, please contact us ( and follow us on Twitter (@NexusCentre) for notices of new postings. 

Posts tagged as Environment

Can DecarbonizeNL decarbonize NL?

Brett Favaro, MUN Marine Institute, will speak on, "Can DecarbonizeNL decarbonize NL? The power and limitations of pop-up activism to fight climate change in NL," Tuesday March 17, 12-1, WE WILL BE DOING THIS AS A REMOTE BLUEJEANS E-LECTURE PLEASE CLICK FOR THE LINKS.


Is a Carbon Tax the Best Approach?

Philosophy Professor Jay Foster will speak on, "Is a Tax the Best Form of Defense?: The Time Horizons of the Climate Emergency," on Thursday February 27th, 4-5 at the Nexus Centre (SN 4022)


What the Oceans Remember

Professor Sonja Boon (MUN Gender Studies) will speak on process of writing her acclaimed book (part research and part memoir) "What the Oceans Remember: Speculating on Archival Silences," Tuesday February 25, 12-1 at the Nexus Centre, Science (SN) 4022


Dr. Carina Ramm on Geo-engineering

The For a New Earth (FANE) initiative hosts Carina Ramm, MA Philosophy (MUN) speaking on “Geo-Engineering: Science, Ethics and Politics of Collective Experimentation, Thursday January 30th, 4-5, Nexus (SN 4022)