The fifth McGill Symposium on Environmental Research will focus on environmental issues affecting Canada in the coming decades and our capacity to respond to them. The symposium will highlight diverse expertise by cutting-edge researchers at McGill and other Canadian universities, who will present their predictions and scenarios for the future. Using horizon-scanning techniques, they will draw upon available evidence and current trends to identify foreseeable threats, opportunities or crises that are likely to emerge over the next 10 to 20 years. Among the topics examined will be the problem of synergistic environmental stressors, deforestation, biological invasions, fisheries decline, rapid climate change in the north, and the consequences of expanding land use and urbanization.
Location: Best Western Ville-Marie Hotel & Suites
3407 Peel St., Grand Salon
(northeast corner of Peel and Sherbrooke streets)
A detailed programme and information about our invited speakers is available here. The symposium is free of charge, however seating is limited so registration is required.