Boreas Community Hours are networking events that give students the opportunity to develop relationships with peers from across the University while learning from established and emerging environmental leaders about the challenges and opportunities of creating change. These events are open to all University of Minnesota graduate, professional students, and postdocs. Boreas believes in the power of seeing the potential in one another – and re-envisioning problems as opportunities through bold, stimulating and challenging conversations.
Boreas is a complement to any program – and a coach on your career path – providing space for the reflection and integration needed to take on today’s challenges. So join us. Learn new skills, meet like-minded people – and jump into changing the world.
Spring Community Hours
Tues, Feb. 9th at 4-5PM: Boreas Spring Kickoff
Join the Boreas community for our spring kickoff with games to get to know your peers and have an open place to socialize!
Tues. Mar. 9th at 4-5PM: Where are you? Connections to people, place, and self
One year in, we’ve talked a lot about the pandemic and how to survive it. But where are we now? What have we learned about ourselves? How do we stay stable and connected?
Join us for this check-in one year after the pandemic started. We’ll also be discussing the beginning of our Boreas postcard program.
Tues. Apr. 13th at 4-5PM: Gatekeeping in the Outdoors
Join us for a conversion on equity and access in outdoor spaces.
The outdoors can be a space of healing, connection, and growth. But access to these spaces is not equally available, safe, or welcoming to everyone. Join us for a conversion on equity and access in outdoor spaces, and what you can do to help make your favorite natural places more accessible to others.
Tues. May 4th at 4-5PM: Boreas Transition
Join us for the last Boreas event for the semester. The Boreas leadership team will be transitioning members and during this time we’d like to get any feedback, comments, and ideas about past and future events. Open to all.
Fall Community Hours
Wed, Oct. 14th at 3:30 – 5PM: What Does Hope Look Like Right Now?
What does it mean to have hope in the era of climate change and coronavirus? What gives us hope? What we can do when things feel overwhelming? How we can support each other?
Wed. Nov. 11th at 3:30 – 5PM: Environmentalism at Home
Taking action for environmental health and justice without leaving your home.
Wed. Dec. 9th at 3:30 – 4:30PM: Grassroots Environmental Work in Minnesota
Join us and community leaders in grassroots environmental organizing for a discussion on community-driven success stories on environmental change.