Sustainability research is, by design and necessity, interdisciplinary, and researchers in this field require platforms and spaces to share ideas and create connections. The student-initiated McGill Sustainability Research Symposium (SRS) meets this need by bringing together faculty, students, and leaders from local Montreal groups to share research on, and solutions for, sustainability challenges that we face today. In the last three years this unique Symposium has welcomed nearly 300 participants from more than 20 departments at McGill, and featured 60 student poster presentations and seven keynote speakers from McGill and other leading research institutions.
Our mission is to facilitate connections among students, faculty and the wider McGill community by providing a venue to engage in the discussion of sustainability research at McGill across many disciplines. Our theme for this year is Water and Sustainability: Ideas, Research, Action! We will focus on the water needs for society and the resulting impacts and alterations to natural aquatic systems. We hope to engage the McGill community in this topic by bringing together experts from both McGill and further afield to speak on this important topic.
The SRS promotes a sustainable future using McGill’s greatest asset: its collective brainpower. We look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you at the symposium in March!