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January 8 2019

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

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January 8, 2019 - April 13, 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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January 10 2019

ActiveEcological Economics Online Course

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January 10, 2019 - January 20, 2019

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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 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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January 18 2019

ActiveAir Pollution & Human Health | IIES Online Seminar Series

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January 18, 2019

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IIES WINTER 2019 ONLINE SEMINAR SERIES
AIR POLLUTION & HUMAN HEALTH

COURSE COORDINATOR: HUY DANG, HUYDANG@TRENTU.CA

The IIES is pleased to offer another online seminar series. The course titled, “Air Pollution & Human Health” will run every Wednesday from February 20 to May 2, 2019.

Contributors: York University, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnique University, Université de Québec à Montréal, Peking 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

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

Tentative Schedule:

DATE      PART LECTURE    SUGGESTED TOPIC LECTURER

AFFILIATION

FEB 20

PART I | THE AIR WE BREATHE

1 Air Pollution experimental characterization and modelled health impacts TBA
FEB 27 2 Chemistry of the atmosphere Prof. Robert McLaren York University (Canada)
MAR 06 3 Quantifying the health risks from air pollution TBA
MAR 13 4 Air particle sampling and collection Dr. Ari Leskinen Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland)
MAR 20

PART II | OUTDOOR AIR POLLUTION

5 Differential Toxicities and Contributing Chemicals in Urban PM2.5 of China Prof. Xiang-dong Li Hong Kong Polytechnique University (China)
MAR 27 6 Tracing sources of air pollution Prof Widory David University de Quebec a Montreal

(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 Forecasting pollution in the future TBA
APR 17

PART III | INDOOR AIR POLLUTION

9 Indoor Environment and Occupational health TBA
APR 24 10 The health effect of indoor particles exposure and the intervention Prof. Zhuohui Zhao Fudan University (China)
MAY 02 11 Chemical composition of e-cigarette and related human health TBA
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