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Student investigative project takes on the oil industry

Posted by: admin | On: 29th Sep, 2017 | News

Crude Power: An Investigation into oil, money and influence in Saskatchewan

Screening and panel discussion
Wed. Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Research and Innovation Centre Auditorium

Panelists: Emily Eaton, Dept. of Geography; Okimaw Wally Burns, James Smith Cree Nation; Norm Sacuta, Petroleum Technology Research Centre; Katie Doke Sawatsky, School of Journalism.

Crude Power is an unprecedented investigation into the connections between oil, money and influence in Saskatchewan. This student-produced investigative current affairs program shines a light on the oil industry’s substantial influence on government policy and reveals who benefits and who is hurt. Filmed across the province by the School of Journalism, Crude Power exposes the tight connection between government and the oil industry and investigates the substantial impact on the citizens of the province.

Produced by U of R journalism students, it is one part of a national collaboration with the Toronto Star, Global Television, the National Observer and students and researchers at the University of Victoria, UBC, Ryerson and Concordia, with support from the Michener Awards Foundaton, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Corporate Mapping Project.

Free parking is available in lots 16 and 17.