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:

Bruce Lipshutz

Bruce Lipshutz

Jan 12th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Meeting - Register to join

Affiliation:
UC Santa Barbara

Title of talk:
Synthetic Organic Chemistry in Water. It’s Our Future

Julia Steinberger

Julia Steinberger

Jan 26th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Affiliation:
University of Leeds

Title of talk:
The ultimate engineering challenge: universal well-being within planetary boundaries

Rebecca Ryals

Rebecca Ryals

Feb 9th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Affiliation:
UC Merced

Title of talk:
Closing the Poop Loop: The Role of Ecological Sanitation as a Climate Change Solution

Evan Reis

Evan Reis

Feb 23rd, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Affiliation:
US Resiliency Council

Title of talk:
Resilience is the New Sustainability

 

Dharma Wijewickreme

Dharma Wijewickreme

Mar 9th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Affiliation:
University of British Columbia

Title of talk:
Earthquake-induced soil liquefaction: geotechnical hazards, impacts on infrastructure, and mitigation methods

 

Mar 23rd
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
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Affiliation:
University of Victoria

Title of talk:
Does regional climate planning matter? Scaling up climate action in the Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities region.

 

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Marian Chertow

Mar 30th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Affiliation:
Yale

Title of talk:
Re-Start 360: Industrial Ecology and the Circular Economy

Andrew Pape-Salmon

Andrew Pape-Salmon

Sept 8th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Affiliation:
UVic and BC Office of Housing and Construction Standards

Title of talk:
Canada’s Building Regulatory System: Transformative Drivers and Future Directions


Holly Samuelson

Holly Samuelson

Sept 22nd, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Affiliation:
Harvard University

Title of talk:
On Buildings, Energy, and Health in a Changing Climate


Laurence Schoen

Lawrence Schoen

Oct 6th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Affiliation:
Schoen Engineering

Title of talk:
COVID-19 Building Operations and Future Codes


Timo Makinen

Timo Makinen

Oct 20th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Affiliation:
NISP

Title of talk:
Industrial Symbiosis – A Key Plank in a Circular Economy


Ingrid Waldron

Ingrid Waldron

Nov 3rd, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Affiliation:
Dalhousie

Title of talk:
Legacies of Struggle & Resistance in the Fight Against Environmental Racism in Canada


Constantine Samaras

Constantine Samaras

Nov 17th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Affiliation:
Carnegie Mellon

Title of talk:
Infrastructure Resilience Under Climate Uncertainty


Brittany Coughlin

Brittany Coughlin

Dec 1st, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Affiliation:
RDH

Title of talk:
Diversity in Engineering: Synergies with Decarbonization and Building Science