Seminar Series

Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Re-Start

Overview:  This seminar series, which started in fall 2020, is a partnership between the University of Victoria and the UBC Sustainability Initiative, supported in part by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).  The seminar series is an online, bi-weekly seminar focused on a crucial question being asked across British Columbia and around the world as we continue to respond to the acute shocks and stresses of 2020:

How can the restart be more sustainable, resilient and equitable?

  • These interlinked shocks and stresses include 1) the pandemic and public health concerns; 2) climate change impacts including flooding and forest fires; and 3) public outcry against racism equity and social justice.
  • We’ll address technical, policy, and scientific approaches in both the built and natural environment with local, national, and international speakers from academic, government, industry, and non-governmental organizations.

Scheduled Seminars:

Dr. Jongho Lee

Sept 29th, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom Meeting - Register to join

Affiliation:
UBC

Title of talk:
Emerging Membrane Processes for Energy and Nutrient Harvesting from Wastewater

Dr. Craig Lake

October 21st, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Affiliation:
Dalhousie University

Title of talk:
Dewatering of contaminated sediments with geotextile tubes

Dr. Minghao Li

November 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom Meeting - Register to join

Affiliation:
Canterbury University

Title of talk:
Low-damage timber structures with improved seismic resilience

Dr. Ying Hei Chui

November 18, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Affiliation:
University of Alberta

Title of talk:
Mass timber research needs in Canada and current research at University of Alberta

Dr. Kimberley Van Meter

December 2nd, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Affiliation:
Penn State University

Title of talk:
TBD

Dr. Peter Love

November 25th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom Meeting - Register to join

Affiliation:
Yorkville University

Title of talk:
Climate Change and Energy Policy with a focus on Renewable Natural Gas and Hydrogen

John Quinn

November 25th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Affiliation:
FortisBC

Title of talk:
Climate Change and Energy Policy with a focus on Renewable Natural Gas and Hydrogen

Speakers to be announced.