Concordia University

Sustainability Across Disciplines

2017 Conference Program

March 16-17, 2017

Concordia University

March 16th, 2017

Location: GN M-100 (1175 Rue Saint Mathieu, just North of Renée Lévesque Blvd)

9:15-9:30 Welcome
9:30-10:30 Keynote: COLLABORATOIRE: Design Experimentations with Community for Activating Ecological Knowledge by Carmela Cucuzzella
10:30-11:00 Poster session and coffee break
11:00-11:45 Session 1: From Communities to Self-Reflection
11:00-11:15 Empirical evidence of decoupling in sustainability communications: the case of the energy east pipeline project by Ronald Ferguson and Michele Paulin
11:15-11:30 Community Engagement Education Development: A case study of global students engaged in sustainability by Thomas Prince and Labeja Julies Acire
11:30-11:45 Long-term sustainability of reforestation through a PES program: a focus on the role of bridging organizations by Frédérique Pellerin-Catellier
11:45-12:00  The art of going zero-waste by Mikaela Kautzky
1:30-2:30 Guest Keynote: The Limits of Nature: Ecosystem Services and the Sustainability of Biodiversity by Daniel Simberloff
2:30-3:00 Poster session and coffee break
3:00-3:45 Session 2: Wildlife and Climate Change Modelling
3:00-3:15   Frightened fish: a novel approach to life skills training of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) by Arun Dayanadan and Grant Brown
3:15-3:30 Corporate contributions to climate change: quantifying carbon emissions and setting sectoral pathways for global carbon budgets  by Maida Hadziosmanovic and Damon Matthews
3:30-3:45 The equitable allocation of greenhouse gases by Daniel Horen Greenford and Damon Matthews
4:00-5:00 Keynote: Towards International Equity in Global Climate Change Mitigation Efforts by Damon Matthews

March 17th, 2017

Location: MB building (1450 Rue Guy, Montreal)

9:15-9:30 Welcome  
9:30-10:30 Guest Keynote: Industrial Ecology: Closing the Loop by Marian Chertow MB-6.260  
10:30-11:00 Poster session and coffee break
11:00-12:00 Session 1: Policy and Law MB-6.260
11:00-11:15 Sustainability and environmental law by Anika Forget and by Sarah-Jade Parker  
11:15-11:30 International environmental agreements – the impact of heterogeneity among countries by Stefania Stranza, Effrosyni Diamantoudi, and Eftichios Sartzetakis  
11:30-11:45 The impact of intergovernmental policy cooperation on sustainability by Jiang Feng and Effrosyni Diamantoudi  
11:45-12:00 The changing role of CSR in India by Kyle Davis, Matthew Leddy, Rajshree Prakash, and Jisun Yu  
11:00-12:00 Session 2: Wildlife Management MB-6.240
11:00-11:15 Can passages be shared? How human co-use of crossing structures affects the tendency of large to medium sized mammals to use crossing structures below a high traffic highway by Daniella LoScerbo, Caroline Daguet, and Jochen Jaeger
11:15-11:30 Use of drainage culverts by small to medium sized mammals in Quebec by Benjamin Brunen and Jochen Jaeger
11:30-11:45 The effect of habitat modification on the structure of bee assemblages across an agricultural landscape in Monteregie, QC by Sergio Vega and Jean-Philippe Lessard
11:45-12:00 Justitium: Managed relocations of endangered species in the anthropocene era by Eleni Panagiotarakou
1:30-2:30 Keynote: Our Work, Our Walk: Land, Meaning, and Sustainability on Métis and Indigenous Trails by Matthew Anderson MB-2.210
2:30-3:00 Poster session and coffee break MB-6-101
3:00-3:45 Session 3: Sustainability in an Urban World
3:00-3:15   The Architecture of trust: Collaborative design and the establishment of trust in Canadian cohousing communities by Cheryl Gladu
3:15-3:30 Visualization tools and greening Canadian cities: Mapping 'sneckdown' in Montréal by Tanya Hage-Moussa and Sarah Vitulano
3:30-3:45 Measuring Urban Sprawl in Vancouver from 1971 to 2011 by Gabriel Townsend Darriau, Craig Townsend, Angela Kross, and Jochen Jaeger
3:00-3:45 Session 4: Finding Solutions
3:00-3:15 Sprouting minds for the food revolution by Maggie Winchester, Katherine Spilka, Audrey Constance Wagner, Aven Fisher, Cathou Dupuis, and Bianca Ruest-Callam
3:15-3:30 Microbeads: The evil footprint of cosmetics by Hafsa Sakina Konate, Corina Lacombe, Hania Peper, and Bianca Ruest-Callam
3:30-3:45 Canada gone wild: The effects of increased tourism on biodiversity in Canada’s national parks by Kamden Biggart, Rebecca Black, Ana Castillo, Paige Catlin, and Jane Lakes
4:00-5:15 Plenary: Sustainability Research Across Disciplines featuring Ketra Schmitt, Jochen Jaeger, and Ricardo Dal Farra MB-2.210
5:15-5:30 Closing remarks and student awards

Poster Display: March 16th & 17th, 2017

Posters will be on display during coffee breaks on March 16th in GN-M-100 and on March 17th in MB-6.101


Collaborative population monitoring of walleye (Sander vitreus) in Mistassini Lake through integrative science and traditional ecological knowledge by Ella Bowles and Dylan Fraser


Egyptian Asceticism in the Christian ecological movement by Tirza Harris


Population richness of North American fishes by Elizabeth Lawrence, J. Benavente Paredes, and Dylan Fraser


Integrative knowledge of an arctic ecosystem: sympatric lake trout diversity in Quebec’s largest natural lake by Kia Marin and Dylan Fraser


Unsustainable islands? Climate justice and migration in the South Pacific by Leif Schenstead-Harris


Environmental Kuznets’s curve hypothesis revisited –The impact of Trade by Bavi Mallik and Effrosyni Diamantoudi


The art of going zero waste by Mikaela Kautzky


Crowded by Julia Woldmo

This event is brought to you by the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre in conjunction with the the Office of the Vice President of Research & Graduate Studies; the Faculty of Arts and Science; the John Molson School of Business; the Departments of Biology; Geography, Planning and Environment; History; and Design and Computation Arts; the David O’Brien Center for Sustainable Enterprise; the CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain Management; the First People's Studies Program; the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Committee; and the Centre for Engineering in Society at Concordia University.

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