Concordia University Interdisciplinary Summer Institute (CUISI) 2017
MAY 29 - JUNE 2, 2017
CUISI is an intense week-long (3-credit) interdisciplinary course/seminar for advanced Masters and PhD students that will cover the fundamentals of the sustainable futures literature and assist each student in constructing their own sustainability paths for society from their own disciplinary focus. Each day will include a guest lecture from a roster of both Concordia and external professors, and the final day will be devoted to student presentations. Topics covered include: what is sustainability and resilience, and how can these concepts be applied to long-term thinking about societal development? What is happening in the scientific community to reflect these imperatives? How can principles of engineering combine with ethics to produce a more sustainable future? What policy paths can be utilized to achieve student's visions of a sustainable future?
Students will produce a publishable paper and make a public presentation on their own chosen topic at the end of the course.
Twenty competitive candidates will be selected as Summer Research Fellows and benefit from experiential learning activities. Outstanding faculty members will facilitate the experience by showcasing Concordia’s ongoing research and leading hands-on workshops in exceptional facilities.