Last year's Sustainability Across Disciplines Conference was such a success that we have decided to host the 2nd Annual Sustainability Across Disciplines Conference in March of 2018. As last year, this conference will bring together professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students from across the University and from the Montreal community to discuss sustainability. The conference will feature presentations by an external keynote speaker, as well as Concordia faculty and students, providing an opportunity to share sustainability research across disciplines and fostering the type of interdisciplinary discussion crucial to the success of sustainability studies and research at the University and beyond.
This year's conference will feature a closing keynote address from Dr. Kamal Bawa. Dr. Kamal Bawa is winner of the Gunnerus Sustainability Award and founder of the renowned environmental think-tank the ASHOKA Trust, a research institution focused on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, which groups together research programs on forests and governance; land, water, and livelihoods; climate change; and ecosystem services and human well-being. Dr. Bawa’s own research has touched on issues as wide-ranging as the impact of climate change on local ecosystems, the role of history and politics in conservation, and the relationship between human rights, governance, and biodiversity. Dr Bawa will speak on Friday, March 9th, 2018, from 4-5 PM in MB 9-AB.
Also for the first time this year, the conference will feature a round-table discussion on careers in sustainability, which takes place on Friday, March 9th, in MB 9-AB, and will feature professionals in the field of sustainability.