Events from 2015 and earlier
The fifth edition of the Montréal Summit on Innovation led by Concordia University brought together academics, government representatives, and business leaders to discuss various ways we can reinvent the city in the face of climate change on November 30th, 2015. Please consult the website for other details and the program.
Talk on ‘Sustainable Urban Water Supplies in California’ wIth Richard Luthy (Stanford University) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015, location: New Residence Hall, 3625 Av du Parc.
CIWESS students make oral presentations of the work that they conducted during internships.
Environment Canada with Health Canada) is hosting a 4 day workshop to learn about development of regulations related to nanomaterials.
Talk on ‘Economics for the Anthropocene’ by Jon Erickson, Professor, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (MB 6.240 in 1450 Guy Street, Concordia University).
The 11th Annual International Concordia-Siena Conference on Globalization is being organized in Concordia university on November 5-6, 2015. The keynote addresses are open to public for free.
Thursday, November 5th, 2015, 4:00 p.m. Room: RF-110 (7141 Sherbrooke St. West, Loyola Campus): Keynote speaker- Frédérique Pellerin-Catellier worked for several non-profit environmental organizations. Her research focuses on conservation of renewable natural resources through payment for ecological services and on sustainable development.
Friday, November 6th, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Room: EV-1.605 (Sir George Williams Campus - 1515 Sainte Catherine St. West): Keynote Speaker- Mr. Alex Tyrrell will be speaking about the connections between social action and sustainability, with a specific focus on youth engagement
The 3 week online event organized by Ellen Macarthur Foundation starting ‘Disruptive Innovation Festival 2015’ presents a great opportunity for you to hear the latest updates from thought-leaders, start-ups and innovators on circular economy thinking, trending topics and innovations. The global online event will start broadcasting live events on November 2, 2015. Register at thinkdif.co for your access to all sessions, which are exclusively available to DIF participants.
Winter School on the theme ‘SDG 12 Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns’ is being organized at the TERI University from November 2–6, 2015. It will be conducted on-campus as well as online and will be led by experts in the field with an emphasis on interdisciplinary learning.
The sessions would cover:
- Introduction to the 2030 Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 12 and the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on SCP
- How can SCP provide tangible gains for our society? Looking at solutions through sustainable food systems, sustainable lifestyles, sustainable buildings and construction, and sustainable tourism
- How Government, Businesses, and Society can all become Sustainable Consumers, sustainable public/private procurement and greening our economy’s products and services
- Behavioural Change and Education for Sustainable Consumption and Production
- Facilitating SCP implementation: Finance and Technology for Resource Efficiency
- SCP driving Innovation: Creating employment opportunities through SCP for poverty eradication and shared prosperity
Fees: US$ 10 for online participation
DOCSE Seminar ‘Climate & Evolving Investment strategies’ by Cary Krosinsky from 11 a.m. to noon (MB 6.240 in 1450 Guy Street, Concordia University).
Mitacs Step workshop on Foundations of Project Management I offered in English and French. Registration required
Rethinking Sprawl: the new reality of growth in Canada’s fastest growing urban regions and policy’s role in shaping them by Marcy Burchfield Executive Director, Neptis Foundation, from 12.30-1.45pm in H- 1269 (Hall Building, Concordia University).
The 31st annual CanWEA Conference and Exhibition, October 5-7, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario.
Talk on ‘Cumulative emissions and climate debts’- what do we need to do to meet the 2°C target? by Damon Matthews from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in H-1267 (Hall Building).
Sustainable Concordia is organizing an 8 week course on ‘Organizing Sustainability: Empowerment and Justice in Environmental Advocacy’ starting Sept 29th, 2015. For details visit the website.
Registration is open between September 8th and 22nd, 2015.
Talk on ‘Unpacking the California-Québec carbon market’ focusing on policies, economics and politics of North America's most comprehensive emissions trading system being organized from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 1450 Guy Street, John Molson School of Business Building MB 6.240.
‘Sustainability 2015’ is the inaugural AHS conference organized on September 22-24, 2015 devoted to the sustainable design of air vehicles in the vertical flight and fixed-wing aircraft industries, covering the spectrum of environment issues as they affect the air vehicle’s entire life cycle from conceptual design through manufacture, entry into service and end-of-life disposal/recycling. All the information can be found on their website
A talk on sustainability and the European food industry by Tonia Ruppenthal is being organized from 11 a.m. at 1450 Guy Street, John Molson School of Business Building MB 6.240.
Seminar on 'Energy Efficiency in Industrial Applications - Best Practices from Germany' is being organized from 9:00 a.m. onward followed by a networking reception at 11:00 a.m. (H767, Concordia University)
Talk on ‘Energy Revolution? More Like a Crawl’ by Vaclav Smil (C.M., FRSC) from 6:00 p.m. at McGill University
The 14th Global Joint Seminar on Geo-Environmental Engineering will be taking place on May 21st—22nd, 2015 at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
The objective of GEE is to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and recent advances in the field of geo-environmental engineering and to give students and young re-searchers the opportunity to present their works to an international and expert audience. GEE has been held annually in Japan, Korea and France since its inception in 2001. For more information, visit the website.
The 4th Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2015) is a Canadian and international forum for the exchange of ideas for dealing with climate change. The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and ten of its member societies are organizing CCTC 2015, which will be held at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal. It is also an opportunity to keep abreast of emerging techniques and technologies for the mitigation of, and adaptation to, the impacts of climate change. For more information, visit the website.
A group discussion activity is being organized to facilitate discussions on socio-economic and political aspects of water-energy nexus among students, staff and faculty members, engineers and consultants associated with the Institute from 4:30 p.m. (FB 620, Concordia University).
Talk on ‘Economics and the Self-Fulfilling Climate Tragedy’ by Matthew Kopec, Mellon Researcher, Department of Philosophy Northwestern University, Chicago from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., location: 1190 Guy Street, room GN-M100, Concordia University.
Talk on ‘Trajectories of Transition to Ecological Sustainability: Implications for Business and Business Schools’ by Dr. Laszlo Zsolnai from 11 a.m. to noon at 1450 Guy Street, John Molson School of Business Building MB 6.240.
Guest lecture by Jim Banks from Bombardier on ‘Sustainability as strategic necessity for business’ from 6:00 p.m. onward (EV 3.309, Concordia University)
Talk on ‘Sustainability Reporting and Impression Management: Deconstructing the Myth of Measurability’ by Olivier Boiral, Director, MBA, organized by David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at the John Molson School of Business (1 hour)
Mitacs Step workshop on Foundations of Project Management I offered in English and French. Registration required.
The first annual Trottier symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design is being organized on 17th and 18th, March, 2014 by Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) at McGill University and the Institut de l’énergie Trottier (IET) at Polytechnique Montréal.
Talk on ‘Collaborative Consumption and The Sharing Economy: Opportunities for Cities, Organizations, and Well-Being’ by April Rinne, Chief Strategy Officer, Collaborative Lab from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Location: 1450 Guy (Metro Guy-Concordia), MB 10.121 (10th foor), Concordia University.
Oral presentations were given by students at the Institute on the progress of their research project following the board meeting organized on December 17th, 2013 (EV 2.184, Concordia University).