Climate consortium hosts first Canadian screening of Oscar-nominated documentary


TORONTO, March 29, 2011 — The Climate Consortium for Research Action Integration (CC-RAI) will host the first Canadian screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary, Sun Come Up – A story of the world’s first climate change refugees, at York University’s Keele campus on Friday, April 1.

Students interested in how climate change will affect people in Canada and abroad are welcome to attend this free event. The film’s trailer is available on the CC-RAI website.

CC-RAI, formed through a partnership between York University and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), stimulates research and action around climate change and provides resources to help communities become more sustainable.

“CC-RAI aims to engage students, faculty and the wider public in meaningful dialogue around climate change,” said Stewart Dutfield, program and communications manager for CC-RAI. “We support researchers who are exploring climate change’s implications from both a natural and social science perspective. Since both TRCA and York University are committed to addressing global issues at the local level, CC-RAI is a natural extension of their partnership.” 

Event: First Canadian screening of the Oscar-Nominated documentary, Sun Come Up – A story of the world’s first climate refugees.

When: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 4pm

Who:   The Climate Consortium for Research Action Integration (CC-RAI) York Faculty and Students

Where: Nat Taylor Cinema, N102 Ross Building (#28 on the York U map), Keele Campus, York University 

Visitor parking is available at the Student Services Parking Garage (#84)

York University is the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Canada. York offers a modern, academic experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in Toronto, Canada’s most international city. The third largest university in the country, York is host to a dynamic academic community of 50,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, as well as 200,000 alumni worldwide. York’s 10 Faculties and 28 research centres conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that is interdisciplinary, cutting across traditional academic boundaries. This distinctive and collaborative approach is preparing students for the future and bringing fresh insights and solutions to real-world challenges. York University is an autonomous, not-for-profit corporation.

With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look-after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity.  For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at

Media Contacts:

Stewart Dutfield, Project and Communications Manager, CC-RAI, 416 736 2100 x22487 or 416 661 6600 x5583, or @CCRAI

Elizabeth Monier-Williams, Research Communications Officer, York University, 416 736 2100 x21069, or @YUResearch

Rowena Calpito, Supervisor, Media Management, Toronto and Region Conservation , 416-661-6600 ext 5632,