Innovations toward a Sustainable Future
Thursday, January 24th, 2019
Strategies for building sustainable societies are increasingly driven by innovations in a growing range of fields and disciplines. Major technological advances, combined with greater concern for climate change and the future of our planet are concentrating scientific creativity and intellectual energy into inventing a viable future for people and the planet.
The Sustainability Research Symposium 2019 will focus on the most recent innovations and progress towards a sustainable future. We see sustainability as going beyond environmentalism to encompass issues of human rights, equitable and inclusive growth, and secure and healthy communities. We seek innovation in all its forms – technological, but also social, pedagogical, and organizational. This student-led conference has served as an interdisciplinary platform for students and researchers to share ideas and research for the last eight years. Our 9th edition of this symposium will highlight the work of researchers and innovators who are pushing the boundaries of biochemistry, urban architecture, and epidemiology to respond to some of our planet’s most pressing challenges.
Join us for keynote lectures, lightning talks and posters, as well as a wine-and-cheese reception. Register to attend, or to present. We welcome students, faculty, as well as interested individuals, student-based groups and the Montreal community to participate in conversations around the emerging issues at the heart of sustainability science.
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student doing a research project that is relevant to sustainability? We invite you to submit research abstracts to showcase your work at this symposium! Students across all disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.
Registration is free, but spaces are limited.