32nd Annual Nash Memorial Lecture
The Re-enchantment of Nature as the Word and Beauty of God
Presented by Dr. John McCarthy, S.J., on Thursday, March 10, 2011
John McCarthy, SJ, PhD, university chaplain, lectures in ecological theology at St. Mark’s College at the University of British Columbia and, in the summer months, conducts research in biodiversity for the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation. He received a BScFor. (forest tree biology) from the University of New Brunswick, a MS (soil science) from the University of Florida, and a PhD (boreal forest ecology) from the University of British Columbia. Dr. McCarthy is active in forest conservation policy, having served as Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador government Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council for eight years, and is the recipient of the 2002 Canadian Environment Awards Gold Medal (Lands and Forests category) for his work in boreal forest conservation in Newfoundland.