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Sustainability Across Disciplines: 150 participants join the conversation!

March 20, 2017

The Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre are proud to announce that our first annual Sustainability Across Disciplines Conference at Concordia University on March 16th and 17th was a success! Approximately 150 people attended the conference from the Concordia community and beyond. Over the course of the two days, we heard presentations from 38 graduate and undergraduate students and from faculty members across disciplines, from Music to Management. Renowned ecologist Daniel Simberloff gave an inspiring talk about the importance of an environmental ethic, and acclaimed industrial ecologist Marian Chertow presented some potential solutions. We would like to thank everyone who supported, followed, and participated in the conference. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Damon Matthews, Carmela Cucuzzella, Matthew AndersonKetra Schmitt, Jochen Jaeger, and Ricardo Dal Farra for their enlightening presentations, and to Daniel Simberloff and Marian Chertow for braving the snow to join us from their homes in the United States and share their inspiring work. A big thank you is also due to our numerous partners in this endeavour: the Office of the Vice President of Research & Graduate Studies; the Faculty of Arts and Science; the John Molson School of Business; the Departments of Biology; Geography, Planning and Environment; History; and Design and Computation Arts; the David O’Brien Center for Sustainable Enterprise; the CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain Management; the First People's Studies Program; the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Committee; and the Centre for Engineering in Society at Concordia University. For more information, visit the conference webpage.  

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