The emerging field of sustainability is at the forefront of current scientific and social research. It spans a wide variety of academic fields and geographic scales. Real-world solutions to the challenge of sustainability will require discussion and collaboration between individuals with varying skill-sets and perspectives on human-environment interactions. The first annual McGill Sustainability Symposium is an initiative to encourage this type of discussion at the University. The symposium will feature guest speakers, a poster session for students to showcase current research, and a “world-cafe” discussion. The keynote speaker is Jonathan Foley, current director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, whose work focuses on complex global environmental systems.
McGill Sustainability Symposium; Fri., March 4, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 McTavish St. For more information and to register visit www.mcgillsustainabilitysymposium.wordpress.com.