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Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design


Each year TISED and the lnstitut de l’énergie Trottier (IET) take turns hosting this event. Made possible through the generous support of Dr. Lorne Trottier, this is a forum for students, professors, government and industry professionals to connect with the general public on advancements for sustainability through engineering and design. The First Annual Symposium was hosted by McGill University in 2014 and the Second Annual Symposium was hosted by Polytechnique Montréal in 2015.

Student posters/Affiches d’étudiants

Poster Title

Student, Dept./School


Supervisor(s) - various departments/schools 

Incorporating Transport Emissions in Identifying Critical Links in Urban Road Networks Frederic Reynaud
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
McGill University Marianne Hatzopoulou


Dr. Avi Friedman's presentation: "Retooling Cities for the 21st Century"

Theme and Scope

Symposium theme and scope

Our future prosperity is related to sustainable production of manufactured goods and consumption of resources.  The depletion of natural resources, rising greenhouse gas emissions with consumption of energy and materials require careful considerations for future uses of energy and materials. The demand for materials used to create buildings, infrastructure, equipment and products is expected to double in the next 40 years.

Student Poster Showcase

Student Poster Showcase

Upon arriving at the Centre Mont-Royal for our symposium activities, you’re invited to visit the McGill University and Polytechnique Montréal student posters that help us think about what sustainable cities and sustainable industries are.


Dr. John Crittenden and Chris Turner will present at part of our Sustainable Cities evening on March 17th. Dr. Timothy Gutowski, Dr. Julian Allwood, and Dr. Greg Keoleian will present on Sustainable Industries on March 18th.

Events open to the public

TISED actively shares expertise from sustainability leaders with its own academic community as well as external communities. Visit our many public events on the left side of this page to learn from events where we share videos and presentations on topics related to, and informed by, sustainable engineering and design! Everyone is welcome at these forums - to learn, to debate, to change.