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Speaking of Sustainability: In conversation with Concordia faculty and staff

Date & time
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This event is free






What do we mean when we speak about living and working sustainably, especially within a complex institutional setting like Concordia? The University has been busy developing its first-ever Sustainability Action Plan in collaboration with the wider Concordia community, and has recently been named among the best 200 globally in working toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

What specific actions are we currently taking to develop a clear roadmap for sustainability in the areas of food, waste, climate, research, and curriculum? What challenges have arisen in this organizational feat, and what will sustainability look like at Concordia in the future, in a post-pandemic context?

In this virtual conversation, an interdisciplinary group of Concordia faculty and staff will explore these questions and more. 

Join the conversation by registering for our Zoom webinar or watching live on our Facebook page.

Have questions on this topic that you want to get to our panelists ahead of time? Send them to  


Sebastián Di Poi, Executive Director, Sustainability Action Fund; Committee Member, Food Advisory Working Group of the Sustainability Action Plan

Sabrina Lavoie, Executive Director, Budget Planning and Business Development, Office of VP Services; Chair, Food Systems Working Group of the Sustainability Action Plan

Damon Matthews, Professor and Concordia Research Chair in Climate Science and Sustainability, Geography, Planning and Environment; Chair, Climate Working Group of the Sustainability Action Plan

Elizabeth Miller, Professor, Communication Studies; Member, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre

Faisal Shennib, Environmental Coordinator, Facilities Management; Coordinator, Waste Working Group of the Sustainability Action Plan

Rebecca Tittler, Lecturer and Coordinator, Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and Loyola Sustainability Research Centre; Coordinator, Research Working Group of the Sustainability Action Plan

Cassandra Lamontagne, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability; Coordinator, Climate Working Group of the Sustainability Action Plan (Moderator)




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