LT1 - Nov 3rd 2016

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Lightning Talks Introduction
Bruce Lennox, Dean - Faculty of Science

3rd November 2016 - Redpath Museum, Auditorium
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Inventing New Chemistry for Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources
Chao-Jun Li, Department of Chemistry. Faculty of Science

Chemical products are essential in the modern society, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, materials, electronics, and energy. They have also affected us adversely and are unsustainable. Our lab and the McGill Green Chemistry Center have explored new chemistry to simplify synthesis, decrease waste generation, and maximize resource utilization for chemical products.

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Environmental Implications and Applications of Nanomaterials
Subhasis Ghoshal, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics. Faculty of Engineering

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Live models for virtual analysis of sustainability
Daniel Varro, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Faculty of Engineering

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Working with communities to design multifunctional landscapes
Elena Bennett, Department of Natural Resource Sciences/MSE. FAES

Although working landscapes can provide multiple ecosystem services, including food, minerals recreation, climate regulation, and flood control, the focus often narrows to food production, mining or oil, which may undermine provision of the other key services. A key goal for ecosystem service science is to understand how landscapes provide multiple services. We developed and empirically tested a modeling framework that quantitatively links landscape connectivity, biodiversity, and ecosystem services in Montérégie, Quebec.

Keywords: ecosystem services, knowledge to action science, planetary boundaries

Contact: elena.bennett [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Contact%20Via%20SSTI%20Lightning%20Talks%20Page)

Making sustainability sciences central to our pedagogical practice
Anila Asghar, Department of Education. Faculty of Education

This presentation highlights the sustainability education initiatives at McGill to support prospective teachers to integrate sustainability concepts into their pedagogical practice. Our work on education for sustainable development focuses on conceptual frameworks, issues and pedagogical practices related to environmental sustainability, ecological consciousness and social justice.

Keywords: Education for sustainable development, sustainable pedagogical practices, environmental sustainability, pedagogical competencies, teacher education

Contact: anila.asghar [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Contact%20Via%20SSTI%20Lightning%20Talks%20Page)

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Lightning Talks Introduction (Session 2)
Doina Precup, Associate Dean. Research - Faculty of Science

3rd November 2016 - Redpath Museum, Auditorium
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Climate action in Canada
Catherine Potvin, Department of Biology. Faculty of Science

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Measuring environmental exposures and their impacts on health and the environment
Jill Baumgartner, Department of Epidemiology/Institute for Health & Social Policy. Faculty of Medicine

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The Waste for Life Project
Larry Lessard, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Faculty of Engineering

This project aims to develop composite materials by using waste products as the base materials. These composites would be used as building materials for low-cost housing in third-world countries. The project aims to set up sustainable small business for manufacturing wall panels in Sri Lanka.

Keywords: recycling, low-cost, sustainability, composites, building materials

Contact: larry.lessard [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Contact%20Via%20SSTI%20Lightning%20Talks%20Page)

Model-Driven Software Engineering and Sustainability
Jörg Kienzle, School of Computer Science. Faculty of Science

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Contact: joerg.kienzle [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Contact%20Via%20SSTI%20Lightning%20Talks%20Page)

The sustainability of globally accelerating rates of biological invasion
Tony Ricciardi, Department of Biology/MSE. Faculty of Science

Biological invasions – the introduction and spread of alien species – are accelerating in ecosystems worldwide. Some invaders may be innocuous, whereas others cause ecosystem disruptions. The nonlinear accumulation of invaders and their impacts is a sustainability issue. Even a small reduction in the rate of invasion can yield disproportionate benefits.

Keywords: Invasive species, biosecurity, ecosystem management, global change, risk assessment

Contact: tony.ricciardi [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Contact%20Via%20SSTI%20Lightning%20Talks%20Page)

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