Climate change has taken central stage in recent debates, it is a defining challenge of our time. According to Mark Carney, the former head of the Bank of Canada who serves as the UN's special envoy for climate change and finance, "We can't self-isolate from climate change. Ultimately, we'll all be affected. So we all have to act." A collaborative effort of scientists and researchers is crucial to develop climate change solutions that also take into account related environmental and socioeconomic issues.
For this virtual symposium, we aim to foster the exchange of scientific knowledge and lay the foundation for collaboration among doctoral students conducting research on climate change; facilitate safe, open discussion on the advancements in on-going research on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
- Panel discussion on interdisciplinary research on climate change, featuring: Dr. Paivi Abernethy, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Victoria & University of Waterloo. Dr. Esther Lévesque, Département des sciences de l'environnement, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Dr. Damon Matthews, the Department of Geography, Planning & Environment at Concordia University Dr. Elizabeth Miller, the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University Dr. Charles Séguin, Département d'économie, Université du Québec à Montréal
- Panel discussion on climate change careers, featuring: Dr. Chris Derksen, Research Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada Kathia Lavoie, Conseillère - Affaires publiques chez Hydro-Québec André-Yanne Parent, Executive Director, Climate Reality Project Canada Keroles Riad, Founding Member of the Waste Not, Want Not Compost Project at Concordia University
- PhD students oral presentations.
- Virtual networking events.
Olha Hnatyshyn, Department of Economics, Concordia University
Alexandre Pace, Department of Geography, Planning & Environment, Concordia University
Étienne Guertin, Department of Geography, Planning & Environment, Concordia University