According to Ancient Greek culture, the circle is the perfect shape. No beginning. No end. What if we use this perfection to look at the systems that surrounds us? What if we try to close the loop?
Societies around the world have been developing products and technologies to fulfill their needs. From industrial agriculture to the fashion industry, wastes are accumulating, unused. In some cases these systems have been designed without taking into consideration the impacts they can have on other systems, also referred to as externalities. Sustainability research is partly trying to address this question using multidisciplinary approaches.
Intrigued? Register here to join us for the fifth edition of the Sustainability Research Symposium. Professor Katja Neves (Concordia) and Professor Paul Lanoie (HEC) will present their research and how they try in their own way to close the loop. The event will take place Friday, March 13th in the Thomson House Ballroom, you can see the schedule at the bottom of the registration page for details. We strongly encourage undergraduate and graduates students conducting projects or research related to any aspect of sustainability (environmental, social, economical) to submit an abstract for our poster or presentation session.