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Conferences & lectures

Sustainability across Disciplines 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017 –
Friday, March 17, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This event is free


John Molson Building
1450 Guy



This unique conference will bring together scholars for interdisciplinary across disciplines to: 

  • Share sustainability research
  • Discuss how we, as scholars and citizens, may engage in addressing important sustainability-related issues facing society
  • Facilitate new interdisciplinary-oriented research and engagement opportunities around sustainability research and action 

March 16 Highlights

Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella, Concordia University Research Chair in Integrated Design, Ecology, and Sustainability (IDEAS) for the Built Environment

  • Talk - COLLABORATOIRE: Design Experimentations with Community for Activating Ecological Knowledge
  • Details - 9:30am, GN-M-100, 1175 Rue St. Mathieu (Grey Nuns building)

Dr. Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science, University of Tennessee

  • Talk - The Limits of Nature: Ecosystem Services and the Sustainability of Biodiversity
  • Details - 1:30pm, GN-M-100, 1175 Rue St. Mathieu (Grey Nuns building)

Dr. Damon Matthews, Concordia University Research Chair in Climate Science and Sustainability

  • Talk - Towards International Equity in Global Climate Mitigation Efforts
  • Details - 4:00pm, GN-M-100, 1175 Rue St. Mathieu (Grey Nuns building)

March 17 Highlights

Dr. Marian Chertow, Professor of Industrial Environmental Management, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

  • Talk - Industrial Ecology: Closing the Loop
  • Details - 9:30am, MB-6.260, 1450 Rue Guy (Molson building)

Right Reverend Sofie Peterson, Bishop of the Lutheran Church of Denmark

  • Talk - Responsibility, Creation, and Climate Change: A Theological Reflection
  • Details - 1:30pm, MB-2.210, 1450 Rue Guy (Molson building)

Sustainability Research across Disciplines Plenary

  • Dr. Ketra Schmitt, Centre for Engineering in Society; Dr. Jochen Jaeger, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment; Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra, Department of Music
  • Details - 4:00pm, MB-2.210, 1450 Rue Guy (Molson building)

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