This interdisciplinary session features a series of three-minute presentations from Concordia graduate students investigating various current topics in sustainability science from a variety of environmental science and environmental studies perspectives. Students in HENV 680 (Advanced Seminar in Environmental Science) will reflect on topics ranging from the role of Indigenous knowledge in food sustainability and the potential use of fungi in the bioremediation of plastic to the potential use of bioluminescent microorganisms in sustainable lighting, the sustainable management and conservation of forests, coral reefs, aquatic systems, and much more.
Speakers and titles:
Alessandra Szilagyi: Hydrocarbon contamination remediation in Northern Canada
Alexa Mantifel: Key benefits of community-based watershed management: An example from Muskrat Lake, Ontario
Alexandria Farrell-Coulas: Identifying challenges for climate resilient health systems among small island developing states
Alice Yue: Finding sustainability in the Canadian housing crisis
Avery Tyrell: The Issues with wetland "No-net-loss"
Brian C. Armstrong: The importance of small-scale subsistence fisheries
Emily Colins: Non-invasive surveying of gorilla and chimpanzee populations in Campo Ma'an National Park, Southern Cameroon
Julia Bonaventura: Review of the potential of fungi in the bioremediation of plastic
Kai Bruce: Pluralistic sustainability in Canada?
Kayden Schwartz: Why we need to rethink forest management
Lana Mutassem: The COVID-19, plastic pandemic
Margo Burgess-Pollet: Noise pollution, marine mammals, and project development: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts
Michael Jairus Rolheiser: Can we make the death care industry more sustainable?
Naomi Trott: Role of Indigenous knowledge for food sustainability
Nicholas Pfeiffer-Major: Harnessing the power of bioluminescent microorganisms as a source of sustainable lighting
Rain Noakes: Parks Canada's dual mandate is potentially compromising the ecological integrity of Canada's protected areas.
Tania Couture: Sustainable river management – freedom space for rivers