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Expired2nd Annual IIES Scientific Workshop

University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

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On behalf of the organizing committee it gives us great pleasure to invite you to the International Institute for Environmental Studies (IIES) Scientific Workshop, which will be held at the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland, August 21-24, 2016. The theme of the Kuopio workshop is aimed at raising the IIES profile in communicating effectively not only amongst researchers but also with representatives from government agencies and the industry, covering cross disciplinary studies in environmental research.

The workshop will be a forum where participants can describe current research ideas, share ideas, identify important problems, as well as formulate future research directions and enhance their international collaboration. The venue also guarantees a successful technical meeting amidst the beautiful lake scenery of Kuopio.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Kuopio and hope your stay will both be rewarding and enjoyable!

For more information please visit the University of Eastern Finland’s website

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ExpiredInternational Young Scientists Workshop on Soil Contamination and Remediation

Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou Shi, China

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The workshop will address soil contamination and remediation, with special focus on the reclamation and valorization of mine sites. The objective is to bring together scientists to exchange about their experience and projects on the following subjects of mutual interest: functioning and evolution of mine soils/brownfields, geochemistry, environmental and ecological issues, site restoration, biomass production, agromining, political and regulatory issues. Industrial partners will be welcomed to discuss about the technologies in use and in perspective for soil remediation, restoration, and reuse of industrial and mine sites.

For more information please visit the Sun Yat-sen website.

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ExpiredSoil Contamination and Remediation: Live E-lecture Series

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Course Coordinator: Dr. Margaret Graham (University of Edinburgh)

Contributors: Edinburgh, ETH, Florida, Keele, Montreal, Nanjing

Content Outline 

Part 1 – Introductory Lectures

L1 (06/03)          Bioavailability of Metals in Contaminated Soils (Sauve/Montreal)    

L2 (13/03)          Background concentrations of trace metals in soils (Ma/Florida)

L3 (20/03)          Characterisation of Cr(VI)-Contaminated Urban Soils (Graham/UoE)

L4 (27/03)          Antimony behaviour in shooting range soils (Schulin/ETH)

Part 2 – Contaminant Remediation – Case Studies

L5 (03/04)          Remediation Methods for high-pH Cr(VI)-Contaminated Soils (Graham/UoE)

L6 (10/04)          Earthworm-enhanced Remediation of Soil with Organic Contaminants (Ji/Nanjing)

L7 (17/04)          Remediation of Mercury-contaminated Farming Soils (Zhong/Nanjing)

L8 (24/04)         Phytoremediation of As-contaminated soils (Ma/Florida)

Part 3 – Environmental Risk Assessment and Regulation

L9 (01/05)          Principles and practise of terrestrial ecotoxicology (Oliver/Keele)

L10 (08/05)       Terrestrial ecotoxicology for chemical risk assessment (Oliver/Keele)

L11 (15/05)        Case studies for retroactive and proactive soil risk assessments (Shaun Watmough/Trent University)

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Expired3rd Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop and GlobalTech International Conference on Low-Carbon Development

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

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The 3rd Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop will be held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China from July 23-26, 2017. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Low Carbon Development—Responding Post-Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Energy Transmission and Innovation which is also being sponsored by the IIES, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University with the GlobalTech Alliance. The two meetings will be held simultaneously and will offer participants the opportunity to meet colleagues from a wider range of institutions and to participate in both meetings.

Abstract submission is now closed for the International Conference on Low Carbon Development.

More information on the International Conference on Low Carbon Development Invitation (pdf).

IIES Session Topics:

  • Atmospheric Pollution – Health Interactions
  • Collaborative Projects – Ongoing or prospective
  • Green Technology
  • Low Carbon Economies – Technology and policy
  • Soil Resources – Contamination and remediation
  • Water Resources – Contamination and remediation

Preliminary Agenda:

Preliminary Agenda 3rd Annual Meeting (pdf). Please note this is a draft agenda for the meeting, the sessions will be realigned once abstracts have been submitted and depending on numbers of submissions in the various categories.

Non-IIES Members:

Participants from non-IIES institutions are warmly welcomed to attend.  For IIES participants there is no registration fee.  As well, meals and accommodation will be provided.  For non-IIES participants, there is a registration fee of $400 USD or 3,000 RMB, which includes meeting materials and meals during the meeting days.

Travel Grants:

Some travels funds are available for graduate students from IIES member institutions, within this limited financial budget student travel grants will be considered based on institution and disciplinary background. For those looking for travel grants, please register online and indicate that you are interested in a travel grant in the checkbox. Preference will be given to those who register early.

Important Dates:

Registration and abstract submission deadline has been extended until June 15, 2017.

We encourage those planning to attend from countries for which a visa for China is required to register as soon as possible so that we can provide the letter of invitation required to obtain a visa.

For further information please contact:

Julia Colley, Administrative Assistant, International Institute for Environmental Studies
Email: juliacolley@trentu.ca;  phone: +1 705-748-1011  ext. 6438

 

 

ExpiredWater Pollution Mitigation and Aquatic Remediation E-Course

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The IIES is pleased to offer a new e-course to our online lecture series. This course titled, “Water Pollution Mitigation and Aquatic Remediation” will run every Wednesday from April 11 to June 20. An email will be sent out with a link to the access the lecture. If you do not receive this email please contact: juliacolley@trentu.ca The lectures will be recorded each week and posted below.

Contributors: Arizona State University, University of Edinburgh, University of Hawaii, Johns Hopkins University, Nanjing University, National Taiwan University, Sun Yat-sen University and Trent University.

Each week join a faculty member from one of the contributing universities who will share their research and expertise. Lectures run approximately 45 minutes with a Q&A to follow. The lectures are FREE and are available to anyone interested. The lectures will be LIVE each week and will begin at:

08h00 EST (Canada/US)
13h00 BST 
14h00 CEST
15h00 EEST
19h00 ICT 
20h00 CST (all of China, Taiwan and Macau)

Be sure to register online before the e-course begins (see above).

COURSE OUTLINE | WATER POLLUTION MITIGATION AND AQUATIC REMEDIATION E-COURSE | APRIL 11- JUNE 20, 2018

PART I – Water Treatment

April 11 | Lecture 1 | Introduction to water treatment | Paul Westerhoff, Arizona State University

April 18 | Lecture 2 | The formation and control of disinfection byproducts | Xin Yang, Sun Yat-sen Univeristy

Unfortunately there was a technical error during the lecture and it was not able to be recorded. Prof Yang has kindly provided her PPT presentation.

To download the PDF please click on the following link:

Lecture 2 | The formation and control of disinfection byproducts | Xin Yang | April 18

April 25 | Lecture 3 | Pollutants in the water distribution system | Yi-Pin Lin, National Taiwan University

PART II – Wastewater Treatment

May 2 | Lecture 4 | Occurrence and fate of organic contaminants in wastewater treatment| Carsten Prasse, Johns Hopkins University

May 9 | Lecture 5 | Biological treatment | Lin Ye, Nanjing University

May 16 | Lecture 6 | SANI process (sulphur associated wastewater treatment) | Hui Lu, Sun Yet-sen University

May 23 | Lecture 7 | Anaerobic biotechnology for bioenergy production | Samir Kumar Khanal, University of Hawaii

May 30 | Lecture 8 | Groundwater remediation and dual-biofilm barrier for treatment of chlorobenzenes | Edward J Bouwer, Johns Hopkins University

PART III – Aquatic Remediation and Recycling

June 6 | Lecture 9 | Removal of organic contaminants in water and wastewater using UV and ozonation technologies | Chris Metcalfe, Trent University

June 13 | Lecture 10 | Application potential of the UV/AA process in water treatment | Shujuan Zhang, Nanjing University

June 20 | Lecture 11 | Wastewater bioremediation with filamentous algae | Andrea Semiano, University of Edinburgh

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ExpiredUndergraduate Summer School at Nanjing University

Nanjing University, Nanjing Shi, China

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UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION

FATE AND EFFECTS OF CHEMICALS AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The IIES in partnership with Nanjing University is hosting a summer learning opportunity for undergraduate students finishing 3rd year and intending to register for their final year. Join more than 15 faculty from top international universities who will share their research and expertise.

Travel grants are available for up to 20 students. Accommodations provided by Nanjing University. Participants will be expected to pay for their own meals.

As travel support is limited, please register soon.

———–Registration is now CLOSED for this event————

 

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Expired4th Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop | Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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4th ANNUAL IIES SCIENCE AND POLICY WORKSHOP
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND | JULY 1-3, 2018

We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop hosted this year by the University of Edinburgh and held at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). Participants will gain insight into the current research in the many fields of environmental science, policy and planning. And will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from our partner institutions and from external universities and agencies as well. For students, this is a chance to share their research and build potential collaborative relationships at an international level.

DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP PROGRAMME (Includes venue locations and maps)

If you have any questions or require any further information please contact:

Dr Margaret Graham, Reader at University of Edinburgh, Workshop Coordinator
Email: Margaret.Graham@ed.ac.uk

Julia Colley, Administrative Assistant, International Institute for Environmental Studies
Email: juliacolley@trentu.ca

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What to see and do in Edinburgh?

The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh comprises two architecturally distinct areas: The Old Town dating from medieval times and The New Town with its renowned Georgian splendour. Both were granted UNESCO Wold Heritage Status in 1995 and attract millions of visitors all year round.

Edinburgh Castle (stands at the head of the Old Town; the Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny, Mons Meg, the One-o-clock Gun and the Prisons of War are among the highlights that can be viewed here)

The Royal Mile (a succession of streets forming the main route through the Old Town

St. Gile’s Cathedral (also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle, a statue of John Knox, medieval stonework and many stained glass windows)

The Palace of Holyroodhouse (the Queen’s official Edinburgh residence and the home of Scottish royal history; Mary Queen of Scots lived here for about 6 years from 1651 while Prince Charles Edward Stuart stayed here for 6 weeks in 1745)

Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat (the park is adjacent to the Holyrood Palace and is a short walk from the Royal Mile; Arthur’s Seat is the highest peak of the hills within the park; a series of cliffs known as the Salisbury Crags are also a major feature of the Edinburgh skyline; St. Anthony’s Chapel, dating from the 15th century, and Duddingston Loch are also found within the park)

Note: robust walking boots are required for the ascent to Arthur’s Seat and the walking paths should be followed, although these can be indistinct in places

Princes Street Gardens (in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, these gardens date back to the 1760s following the draining of the Nor Loch and the building of the New Town)

Scottish National Portrait Gallery (the world’s first purpose-built portrait gallery, opening in 1889; it hosts many famous portraits including those of Mary Queen of Scots, Prince Charles Edward Stuart and Robert Burns)

Tours in Edinburgh

All of these sights can be reached on foot but there is a hop-on-hop-off bus and there are also guided tours.

 

We look forward to seeing you in July!

 

 

 

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ExpiredEnvironmental & Human Health Risk Assessment E-Course (Complete)

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IIES FALL 2018 E-LECTURE SERIES
ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT (Expired)

COURSE COORDINATOR: HUY DANG, HUYDANG@TRENTU.CA

The IIES is pleased to offer a new e-course to our online lecture series. The course titled, “Environmental & Human Health Risk Assessment” will run every Wednesday from October 24, 2018, to January 16, 2019. The lectures will be recorded each week and posted below.

Contributors: University Tübingen; Terragraphics International Foundation (TIFO); University of Twente; Keele University; University of Waterloo; Herriot-Watt University; University of Edinburgh; Johns Hopkins University, BGC Engineering and University of Manitoba

Each week join a faculty member from one of the contributing universities share their research and expertise. Lectures run approximately 30-40 minutes with a Q&A to follow. The lectures are FREE and are available to anyone interested. The lectures will be LIVE each week and will begin at:

This Online Series has now EXPIRED

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PART TOPIC LECTURE TITLE LECTURER

AFFILIATION

Oct 24 I Introduction to Risk Assessment

1

Introductory Lecture Dr Beate Escher University Tübingen, Germany
Oct 31 I

2

Environmental health risk assessment, management and communication Dr Casey Bartrem Terragraphics International Foundation (TIFO)
Nov 7 I

3

Analysing changing Multi-Hazard Risk for Decision Making Dr Cees van Westen University of Twente, Netherlands
Nov 14 I

4

Environmental Impact Assessment Dr Ian Oliver Keele University, UK
Nov 21 PART II Environmental, Health, and Social Risks 5 Water system and society Dr Larry Swatuk University of Waterloo, Canada
Nov 28 II 6 Cancer risks from workplace and environmental chemicals Dr John Cherrie Herriot-Watt University, UK
Dec 5 II 7 Seismic hazards and risks from earthquakes Dr Ian Main University of Edinburgh, UK
Dec 12 II 8 Quantifying the health risks from air pollution Dr Mathew Heal University of Edinburgh, UK
Dec 19 PART III Management of Emergent Risks 9 Occurrence of antimicrobial resistance genes in aquatic systems Dr Edward Bouwer and Ms Hannah Gray Johns Hopkins University, USA
Jan 9 III 10 Permafrost Engineering and Periglacial Risks Dr Lukas Arenson BGC Engineering and University of Manitoba, Canada
Jan 16 III 11 How safe are nanomaterials? Dr Iseult Lynch University of Birmingham, UK

Available Recorded Lectures

Lecture 1 | Introductory Lecture | Dr Beate Escher (University Tübingen, Germany)

Lecture 2 | Environmental health risk assessment, management and communication | Dr Casey Bartrem (Terragraphics International Foundation (TIFO))

Lecture 3 | Analysing changing Multi-Hazard Risk for Decision Making | Dr Cees van Westen (University of Twente)

Lecture 4 | Environmental Impact Assessment | Dr Ian Oliver (Keele University)

Lecture 5 | Water system and society | Dr Larry Swatuk (University of Waterloo)

https://youtu.be/FN6sq6FlOQA  

Lecture 6 | Cancer risks from workplace and environmental chemicals | Dr John Cherrie (Heriot-Watt University)

Lecture 7 | Seismic hazards and risks from earthquakes | Dr Ian Main (University of Edinburgh)

Lecture 8 | Quantifying the health risks from air pollution | Dr Mathew Heal (University of Edinburgh)

Lecture 9 | Occurrence of antimicrobial resistance genes in aquatic systems | Hannah Gray (John Hopkins University)

Lecture 10 | Permafrost Engineering and Periglacial Risks | Dr Lukas Arenson (BGC, University of Manitoba)

Lecture 11 | How safe are nanomaterials? | Dr Iseult Lynch (University of Birmingham)

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Expired11th Sino-French International Workshop on Contaminated Soils

Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou Shi, China

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LIA ECOLAND Workshop 2018

The 11thSino-French International Workshop on Contaminated Soil Remediation:

Innovations for the circular economy by recycling secondary resources

October 29 – November 2, 2018 Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou/Shenzhen, China

Organizers: Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), University of Lorraine (UL) and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

 

Context of the workshop: the joint lab ECOLAND, created in December 2015, is the outcome of a fruitful cooperation between two laboratories, the LSE of the University of Lorraine (UL) and INRA and the LEPCRT of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), around pollution issues and remediation of soil and water.

The LIA ECOLAND project is to help restore value to territories marked by persistent pollution, and to support the development of ecosystem services through the implementation of appropriate strategies for the management of polluted sites and soils.

The LIA ECOLAND leads many projects and supports the exchange of researchers and young talents. It is also the gate for other partners and allows the creation of innovation opportunities not only in the field but also in other related fields.

Objectives of the 2018 workshop: in an economic and environmental context where the circular economy is becoming increasingly important, the LIA proposes to organize the 2018 meeting on the recycling of territories and abandoned secondary materials in order to develop innovation and new French and Chinese scientific and industrial partnerships for the creation of new activities in these sectors.

This approach is starting to be developed in France, and particularly in the Environment and Agronomy Division (EA) at INRA and at the University of Lorraine (UL) within the framework of the LabEx “Ressources21” and the OTELo (Geosciences) scientific clusters, and EMPP (Energy, Mechanics, Processes, Products). It is also under construction at SYSU, with the recent recruitment of a large number of scientists, who offer a wide range of skills in this scientific and technological sector.

The aim is to analyze value-added sectors and abandoned secondary resources (polluted soils, waste, sediments) by focusing on end-products with a high added value intended for industrial use. For example, a polluted soil generally perceived as a handicap, may also be recognized as a source of materials that can be recovered and / or support for the production of biomass that can be recovered by bio-refinery. The workshop will promote interactions between scientists and companies and should stimulate Franco-Chinese partnerships (research projects, creation of new activities).

DUE TO THE TIME REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A TRAVEL VISA FOR CHINA WE RECOMMEND REGISTERING BY SEPTEMBER 10, 2018.

General program: the workshop will be organized around the following themes:

  • Global environmental changes, demand for raw materials, scarcity of resources, criticality of strategic elements;
  • Strategies for sustainable management of resources and ecosystems:
    • ecosystem services;
    • circular economy;
    • nature based solutions;
  • Secondary resources:
    • definitions, typology;
    • potential;
    • inventory and valuation prospects;
  • Recycling of degraded and polluted territories:
    • requalification of degraded soils and control of pollution;
    • biomass production strategies for industrial use;
  • Recovery of strategic elements contained in contaminated matrices (soils, sediments, waste):
    • by agromine (coupling biology-process engineering);
    • by physical and hydrometallurgical separation;
  • High value products from waste recycling:
    • The market for recycled materials and compounds and its prospects;
    • The bio-refinery applied to urban and industrial waste;
  • Recycling channels – industrial innovations:
    • Soil remediation;
    • Restoration of soil functions;
    • Recovery of metals by agromine;
    • Recovery of waste.

Process: The workshop will be held during the week of October 29 to November 1, 2018 at Sun Yat-sen University in Canton. Two days of scientific exchange (communications, posters) are planned for the Canton campus. Then, two more days will be relocated to Dongguan, in an environmental industry group, and to Shenzhen, on the new SYSU campus.

In addition to presentations of positioning strategies and innovations of companies in the field of circular economy, recycling and production of very high value materials, visits of companies will be organized in the field of depollution and recycling as well as the High-Tech sector to present approaches that led to industrial successes.

Participants: The workshop will bring together colleagues from the two LIA laboratories. It will also include members of the 111 project submitted and accepted in 2017 for five years, whose objective is to support the internationalization of Sun Yat-sen University by relying on a group of international experts (France, Netherlands, Germany, United States).

In addition, as for previous workshops, it will be open to partners of both laboratories, including the two scientific centers of UL, Otelo and EMPP, the LabEx “Ressources21” and INRA units engaged in this field.

In addition, the workshop is also intended to mobilize French and Chinese companies to promote interactions with research. On the French side, Véolia, which has signed a framework agreement with INRA and which is present in Guangdong, SoléoServices for soil remediation and two start-ups from LSE (Microhumus) and LSE and LRGP (Econick) are expected.

SCHEDULE

October 29-30: Scientific reports (Guangzhou)

October 31-November 1: Technical tours (Dongguan, Shenzhen)

November 2: Post workshop meeting

Note: List of speakers to be finalized.

 

| October 29 | 

Morning session (The Swasey Hall, SYSU)

Opening
Scientific report 1 – Global environmental changes and demand for raw materials
Discussion: Scarcity of resources and criticalityof strategic elements

Afternoon session (Kaifeng Hotel, SYSU)

Scientific report 2 – Strategies for sustainable management of resources and ecosystems
Discussion: Opinions on recycling of secondary resources
Scientific report 3 – Recycling of degraded and polluted territories
Discussion: Opinions on Recovery of strategic elements contained in contaminated matrices

| October 30 |

Morning session (Kaifeng Hotel, SYSU)

 Scientific report 4 – High value products from waste recycling
Discussion: Opinions on the market for recycled materials and compounds and its prospects

Afternoon session (Kaifeng Hotel, SYSU)

Scientific report 5 – Recycling channels – industrial innovations
Discussion: Opinions on recovery of metals by agromine: why it is important?

| October 31 |

09:00-17:00  | Trip to Topcent Environ. Group Ltd., Dongguan
A technical tour to Topcent Environ. Group Ltd. in Dongguan, Guangdong Province is arranged to visit pilot works and demonstration project for recycling secondary resources. The tour will be sponsored by Sun Yat-sen University

| November 1 |

09:00-17:00  | Trip to Shenzhen Campus of Sun Yat-sen University
A technical tour to Shenzhen Campus of Sun Yat-sen Unviversity in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province is arranged. Round-table is scheduled for sharing innovative recycling technologies and the pathways for start-up companies’ growth. Visit to pilot works and demonstration projects is also included. The tour will be sponsored by Sun Yat-sen University

| November 2 |

Post-workshop roundtable discussion: Joint lab research summary and next cooperation

Please note:

If interested, you may attend both the Graduate Students Forum as well as, the 11th Sino-French International Workshop: Innovations for the circular economy.

Please register online for both events and email juliacolley@trentu.ca 

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Expired2nd IIES Graduate Students Forum | Hong Kong | 2018

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, China

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2nd IIES GRADUATE STUDENTS FORUM
Soil Contamination & Remediation / Water Contamination & Management

HONG KONG | November 1-3, 2018

The IIES is pleased to announce the upcoming IIES Graduate Students Forum held this year from November 1-3 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). This year’s themes will be soil contamination and remediation & water contamination and management.  The forum is co-hosted by Nanjing University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with support from the IIES. The forum will allow graduate students from IIES member universities to meet and discuss environmental research from various perspectives. Students will give a 15-minute presentation on their research.

The IIES will provide travel support for student participants. Meals and accommodations will be the responsibility of the students. Hotels nearby the university are approximately 1000 HKD (between $150-200 CAD).

The chairman of the forum is Professor Wang Wen-xiong from HKUST.

The draft agenda is as follows:

November 1, 2018 Arrive in Hong Kong
November 2, 2018 Student Presentations
November 3, 2018 Tour around HKUST & Laboratories: Discussion

Please submit your abstract (including a title) and indicate the topic you will present in.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

If interested you may attend both the Graduate Students Forum as well as the 11th Sino-French International Workshop: Innovations for the circular economy.

Please register online for both events. If you have any questions feel free to email juliacolley@trentu.ca 

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ExpiredAccommodation Payment for Graduate Students Forum | Hong Kong 2018

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, China

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Following the successful Graduate Students forum held in Hong Kong last month, we ask that students owing accommodation fees use the link provided to make their payments.

This link is for all students who stayed on HKUST campus in Tower D between November 1-3, 2018.

If you have any questions or concerns please email juliacolley@trentu.ca

 

ExpiredEcological Economics Online Course

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The IIES and Trent University’s Masters of Sustainability Studies Graduate Program are pleased to offer a FREE course on Ecological Economics to the IIES and external communities. 

Students will explore how ecological economics helps to understand and affect economy-environment relationships, with a consideration of sustainability, economic efficiency, and distribution.

This course aims to develop literacy in ecological economics by increasing the knowledge and understanding of core economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy.

Develop practical skills in the discipline of ecological economics that will realize the following skills and competencies:

  • appraising scholarly publications that focus on economy-environment interactions and dependencies;
  • applying economic theory to analyze contemporary sustainability-based challenges and to strategize for solutions;
  • succinctly communicating theory and solutions to an interdisciplinary audience, in writing and verbally.

The course will begin on January 10, 2019, at 18h00 EST and will run Thursdays from January 10-April 4, 2019. Please make sure to verify your local time adjustment. For further inquiries please contact Asaf Zohar, azohar@trentu.ca or Eric Miller (instructor) emiller@trentu.ca.

For a complete course overview please view the following PDF—> Ecological Economics WINTER 2019

PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ACCESS THE COURSE:

https://trentu.zoom.us/j/495369036.  (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux)  

This link will not change for the duration of the course. 

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ExpiredCALL FOR ABSTRACTS | International Graduate Student Online Seminar Series | 2019

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International Graduate Student Seminar Series 2019

Are you looking to share your environmental research on an international platform? Build your CV and have a once in a lifetime experience delivering a lecture to researchers across the world! The International Institute for Environmental Studies (IIES) and the Environmental and Life Sciences (ENLS) Graduate Program at Trent University is inviting you, graduate researchers in the environmental sciences, to participate in the IIES graduate student seminar series.

This lecture series will explore environmental science topics as they relate to global environmental issues. Topics include:

  • Novel Analytical and Applied Technologies
  • Water, Land, and Atmosphere Interactions
  • Ecological Issues and Biodiversity
  • Environmental Protection and Management
  • Aquatic System Modeling and Management
  • Contaminant Sources, Fate, and Mitigation

As part of this international lecture series, selected candidates will deliver a live online seminar to colleagues at IIES member institutions. Following the seminar, the speaker will participate in an online discussion with the audience. This will provide an opportunity for participants from around the world to ask questions and provide insight on the topic.

Applicants will be selected based on the student’s ability to communicate with diverse scientific audiences, the relevance of the topic to environmental sciences, and the capacity to connect the presented research to global environmental issues.

Why get involved?

This seminar series provides an exclusive opportunity for graduate students around the world to gain experience in presenting their research to an international audience. At the end of each session, the facilitated dialogue will provide a forum for graduate students to exchange ideas on the session theme. As a graduate student-led initiative, this series provides a space for graduate students to share ideas and questions freely, providing a unique collaborative learning environment. This is an opportunity for those who have participated in other IIES events to continue to develop their connections with colleagues from partner institutions, and an opportunity for newcomers to start to build these relationships.

Please contact Mary-Claire Buell (mabuell@trentu.ca) or Jana Farell (janafarell@trentu.ca) with questions.

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ExpiredAir Pollution & Human Health | IIES Online Seminar Series | Feb 20-May 2, 2019

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IIES WINTER 2019 ONLINE SEMINAR SERIES
AIR POLLUTION & HUMAN HEALTH

COURSE COORDINATORS:

HUY DANG, HUYDANG@TRENTU.CA
XIAOWEN ZENG, zxw63@mail.sysu.edu.cn

The IIES is pleased to offer an online seminar series titled, “Air Pollution & Human Health”. The series runs every Wednesday from February 20 to May 2, 2019 (May 2 is a Thursday, due to international holiday on May 1).

Contributors: York University, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnique University, Saint Louis University, Peking University, University of Eastern Finland, University of Melbourne, Central China Normal University and Fudan University.

Each week join a faculty member from one of the contributing universities share their research and expertise. Lectures run approximately 30-40 minutes with a Q&A to follow. The talks are FREE and are available to anyone interested. The seminars will be LIVE each week and will begin at:

08h00 EST (Canada/US) *Be sure to verify with your local time

PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ACCESS THE SEMINAR SERIES:

https://trentu.zoom.us/j/683842567

For this series, the IIES will be awarding a Certificate of Completion to those who participate eight or more weeks.

Series Schedule:

DATE      PART LECTURE  TITLE LECTURER

AFFILIATION

FEB 20

PART I | THE AIR WE BREATHE

1 Air Pollution and human health impacts Prof. Shyamali Dharmage/ Dr. Gayan Bowatte University of Melbourne (Australia)
FEB 27 2 Chemistry of the atmosphere Prof. Robert McLaren York University (Canada)
MAR 06 3 Quantifying the health risks from air pollution Prof. Zhengmin Qian Saint Louis University (USA)
MAR 13 4 Air particle sampling and collection Dr. Ari Leskinen Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland)
MAR 20

PART II | OUTDOOR AIR POLLUTION

5 The Health Effects of Indoor Particles Exposure and the Intervention Prof. Zhuohui Zhao Fudan University (China)
MAR 27 6 Exposure to Air Pollution Mixtures in an Indigenous Community in the Heart of the Oil Sands Prof. Jeffrey Brook University of Toronto (Canada)
APR 03 7 Health impact of China’s Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan Prof. Guoxing Li Peking University School of Public Health (China)
APR 10 8 Air Pollution and Cardiorespiratory Disease and Cancer Prof. Caroline Lodge University of Melbourne (Australia)
APR 17

PART II | Continued

9 Air Pollution and Central Nervous System Diseases Prof. Katja Kanninen University of Eastern Finland (Finland)
APR 24 10 Differential Toxicities and Contributing Chemicals in Urban PM2.5 of China Prof. Xiang-dong Li Hong Kong Polytechnique University (China)
MAY 02 11 The Indoor Air Pollutants and their Toxicity Prof. Rui Li Central China Normal University (China)

 

Lecture 1 | Introduction to Air Pollution and Human Health | Dr. Gayan Bowatte/Melbourne

Lecture 2 | Chemistry of the Atmosphere | Prof. Robert McLaren/York

Lecture 3 | Quantifying the health risks from air pollution | Prof. Zhengmin Qian/Saint Louis University

Lecture 4 | Air particle sampling and collection | Dr. Ari Leskinen/FMI

Lecture 5 |The Health Effects of Indoor Particles Exposure and the Intervention | Prof. Zhuohui Zhao/Fudan University

Lecture 6 | Exposure to Air Pollution Mixtures in an Indigenous Community in the Heart of the Oil Sands | Prof. Jeffrey Brook/University of Toronto

Lecture 7 | Health impact of China’s Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan | Prof. Guoxing Li/Peking University

https://youtu.be/JG-tmsPgXEs 

Lecture 8 | Air Pollution and Cardiorespiratory Disease and Cancer | Prof. Caroline Lodge/University of Melbourne

https://youtu.be/AR_Jmu5P4so 

Lecture 9 | Air Pollution and Central Nervous System Diseases | Prof. Katja Kanninen/University of Eastern Finland

https://youtu.be/YuoTpekxwnw

Lecture 10 | Differential Toxicities and Contributing Chemicals in Urban PM2.5 of China | Prof. Xiang-dong Li/Hong Kong Polytechnic University

https://youtu.be/rrEsVgUjfzU 

Lecture 11 | Indoor Air Pollutants and their toxicity | Prof. Rui Li/Central China Normal University

https://youtu.be/zq0rCIBigVI 

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ExpiredAccommodation Fee | Graduate Students Forum | November 1-3, 2018

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, China

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ACCOMMODATION FEE | HKUST CAMPUS ROOMS (TOWER D)

2nd IIES GRADUATE STUDENTS FORUM
Soil Contamination & Remediation / Water Contamination & Management
| HONG KONG | November 1-3, 2018 |

HKUST Campus Tower D Rooms, November 1-3, 2018.

Total fee for each participant: HKD 467 @ exchange rate 0.1670 = CAD 156

Please make your payment in Canadian Dollars (CAD) using the link below.

ExpiredInternational Graduate Student Online Seminar Series | May 15-July 24 2019

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International Graduate Student Online Seminar Series 2019

The IIES and Trent University Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program is pleased to launch the International Graduate Student Online Seminar Series. The series starts on May 15 and runs every other week until the end of July. The lectures will be live and begin at 9:00 AM EDT. Each session will feature two 30-minute talks from participating graduate students. Following the seminar, the speaker will participate in an online discussion with the audience, providing an opportunity for participants from around the world to ask questions and gain insight on the topic.

The seminar series will explore environmental science topics as they relate to global environmental issues. Topics include:

  • Novel Analytical and Applied Technologies
  • Water, Land, and Atmosphere Interactions
  • Ecological Issues and Biodiversity
  • Environmental Protection and Management
  • Aquatic System Modeling and Management
  • Contaminant Sources, Fate, and Mitigation

Why get involved?

This seminar series provides an exclusive opportunity for graduate students around the world to gain experience in presenting their research to an international audience. At the end of each session, the facilitated dialogue will provide a forum for graduate students to exchange ideas on the session theme. As an IIES-ENLS initiative, for graduate students by grad students, this series offers a space for postgraduate students to share ideas and questions freely, providing a unique collaborative learning environment. The series is an opportunity for those who have participated in other IIES events to continue to develop their connections with colleagues from partner institutions, and an opportunity for newcomers to start to build these relationships.

Schedule

DATE AND TIME (EST) TALK TITLE SPEAKER AFFILIATION
May 15

9:00 AM

Human stress recovery hampered by grayed city landscape Jianxun Yang, PhD Nanjing University, School of the Environment
9:30 AM PAHs in soils: from sources to exposures

 

Peng Gao, PhD University of Florida, Soil and Water Sciences Department
May 29

9:00 AM

Assessment of soil remediation using water treatment residuals Karrar Arab, PhD Candidate Keele University, Geography, Geology and the Environment
9:30 AM Same same but different: Wetland plants vary in glyphosate sensitivity and uptake Verena Sesin, PhD Candidate Trent University, Environmental and Life Sciences Program
June 12

9:00 AM

Edgy conservation: Canada at-risk plant species are overwhelmingly range-edge populations and under-studied Sandra Klemet, MSc Candidate Trent University, Biology Department
June 26

9:00 AM

Opportunities for embodied carbon reductions and carbon capture and storage in building materials Chris Magwood, MA Candidate Trent University, Sustainability Studies
9:30 AM Synthesis of ettringite and thaumasite analogues and their potential use as remediation materials Rebecca Rae, PhD Candidate University of Edinburgh, Chemistry Department
July 10

9:00 AM

Synergies in sequential biochar systems Christian Wurzer, PhD Candidate University of Edinburgh
July 24

9:00 AM

Assessing changes in aboveground biomass on a recovering industrial landscape using vegetation indices applied to LandSAT images

 

Patrick Levasseur, PhD Candidate

 

Trent University, Environmental and Life Sciences Program

 

9:30 AM Biosorption of rare earth elements: an overview

 

Ainsely Lewis Trent University, Environmental and Life Sciences Program
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ExpiredFHNW/NJU Summer School | BASEL | JULY 10-13, 2019

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Muttenz, Switzerland

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Nanjing University and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) will be hosting their annual Summer School from July 10-13, 2019 in Basel, (Muttenz) Switzerland. Once again, the IIES has been invited to join and we are pleased to support partial travel costs to send upper-level undergraduate and masters students from participating IIES institutions.

The program will explore topics on the Environment and Health. Join faculty from participating institutions including, FHNW, Nanjing University, Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology, Unisante and Trent University. There will also be a field day at the Roche facility in Kaiseraugst.

As travel support is limited please register soon.

Deadline to apply May 31, 2019. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Expired3rd IIES Graduate Student Forum | SEOUL | November 11-12, 2019

Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

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3rd IIES GRADUATE STUDENTS FORUM
SEOUL  | NOVEMBER 11-12, 2019

The IIES is pleased to announce the upcoming IIES Graduate Students Forum held this year from November 11-12, 2019 at Korea University. The forum is co-hosted by Korea University and Nanjing University with support from the IIES. The forum will allow graduate students from IIES member universities to meet and discuss environmental research from various perspectives. Students with give short 5-minute presentations with two slides maximum to present an overview of their research in a way that many people will be able to understand. This is analogous to the three-minute thesis events that are now common in many parts of the world (see: https://grad.ucalgary.ca/files/grad/3MT-student-handbook.pdf for a description). Greater emphasis will be placed on the discussion groups and talks from faculty and industry representatives, rather than the research results of an individual’s projects.

The forum will be held in conjunction with the 5th Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop taking place at Korea University from November 13-14. Participants interested in attending both events must register for the workshop separately. Registration fees will be covered for all IIES participants.

IIES travel grants will be available to students from participating IIES institutions. Preference will be given to students who have not participated in past IIES activities. Recipients of Graduate Forum Travel grants must attend the 5th Annual Workshop.

VENUE: Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

DATES: November 11-12, 2019

THEME: Environmental science and policy

PRESENTATION: 5-minute oral talk (max 2 slides)

REGISTRATION FEES: Free of charge for IIES members

TRAVEL SUPPORT: IIES travel grants will be available to students from participating IIES institutions. Preference will be given to students who have not participated in past IIES activities.

ACCOMMODATIONS: IIES will cover accommodations for travel grant recipients from November 10-15 at the Euljiro Co-op and Residences.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: September 16, 2019

If you have any questions please contact:

Julia Colley, Operations Coordinator, IIES
Email: juliacolley@trentu.ca 

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Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

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Registration Fee for 3rd Annual Graduate Student Forum and 5th Annual IIES Science & Policy Workshop

Venue: Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Dates: November 11-14, 2019

Accommodations: Euljiro Co-Op Residences, 246 Euljiro, Jung-gu, SEOUL

Amount owing in Canadian Dollars. Please make credit card payment using the link below. If you prefer to use AliPay or WeChat Pay use the following QR Code, for the amount of $280 CAD.

 

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5th ANNUAL IIES SCIENCE AND POLICY WORKSHOP
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA | NOVEMBER 13-14, 2019

We are pleased to announce the 5th Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop hosted this year by Korea University in Seoul, South Korea from November 13-14. Participants will gain insight into current research in environmental science, policy and planning, and will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from our partner institutions and from external universities and agencies. For students, this is a chance to share your research and build potential collaborative relationships at an international level. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the IIES 3rd Annual Graduate Student Forum (November 11-12) and IBI Biochar World Congress (November 10-14) both taking place at Korea University. Participants interested in attending both the workshop and forum must register for the forum separately on the IIES website. Students who want to receive IIES travel support to attend the Graduate Student Forum must attend the Annual Workshop.


VENUE: Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

DATES: November 13-14, 2019

WORKSHOP THEMES: 

  • Sustainable Management of Wastes
  • Circular Economies
  • Environmental Remediation: Recent Progress in technology, theory & management
  • Collaborative Research Within the IIES

PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS:  Participants may choose to present a poster presentation or a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation. Please submit an abstract for both talks and posters and indicate your preference and theme you will be presenting in. (Graduate Forum participants are not obliged to present at the workshop but if interested can choose either a 15-min talk or present a poster). 

REGISTRATION: The workshop is free of charge to all IIES members.

TRAVEL SUPPORT: IIES travel grants will be available to students from participating IIES institutions. Preference will be given to students who have not participated in past IIES activities.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel rooms will be covered for IIES supported students during their attendance at the Graduate Forum and Annual Workshop. Graduate students will be staying at the Euljiro Co-op and Residences from November 10-15.

Faculty will be responsible for their own accommodations. Rooms have been blocked at the Hotel Splaisir Dongdaemun for four nights (November 11-15, 2019). The cost per night is 132,000 KRW (including breakfast).

To book your room at the Splaisir Dongdaemun Hotel, please email Danny  shin_dy@splaisir.com.  The hotel reservation code is KUSS2019 please use this in your subject line and indicate that you will be attending the 5th Annual IIES Workshop at Korea University. Room reservation deadline at the above mentioned rate will be until October 12, 2019.


IBI Biochar World Congress | November 10-14

Korea University and the Korea Biochar Research Center will host the Congress together with the International Biochar Initiative, Foshan University (China), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, UK Biochar Research Center, Cornell University (USA) and Shenyang Agricultural University (China). This event is separate from the IIES Annual workshop and Graduate Student Forum.

IIES members have been invited free of charge, to attend selected sessions at the Biochar World Congress. Members must register for the Biochar meeting prior to the event. Please visit the IBI website for registration and further details: http://biocharworldcongress.com/.

The IIES will provide travel support for all graduate students wishing to attend both the forum and the annual workshop. Students who wish to attend the workshop only will be responsible for their own travel expenses, however, these participants do not have to pay the workshop registration fee. IIES travel grants will be available to students from participating IIES institutions. Preference will be given to students who have not participated in past IIES activities.


If you have any questions or require any further information please contact:

Julia Colley, Operations Coordinator, International Institute for Environmental Studies
Email: juliacolley@trentu.ca

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