Thank you for joining us.
We welcomed over 100 attendees, and hosted 4 keynote speakers and 11 student posters. Members from 19 departments in 8 faculties at McGill participated, and we also welcomed groups and individuals from the wider sustainability community. Are you interested in what we talked about this year? Read our annual report for the 2019 Sustainability Research Symposium!
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 focused 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 highlighted 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.