McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative Research Themes Launch / Invited Speaker Amy Luers


University Centre Ballroom, 3rd floor, 3480 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E7, CA

The McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative is pleased to invite you to the inaugural MSSI event for the 2017-18 academic year. This will take place on September 26, 2017, 2:00 —5:00 pm, in the University Centre Ballroom, 3rd floor, 3480 rue McTavish, and will also be live-streamed to the Mac campus (Raymond building R3-045).

The schedule is as follows: 

  • 2:00 —3:00 pm: Launch of the first three Research Themes: Adapting Urban Environments for the Future; Creating Sustainable Materials for the Future, and Sustaining Landscapes for the Future; with presentations on each program and ways to get involved.
  • 3:00 —3:40 pm: Presentation from our first MSSI Invited Speaker, Amy Luers for this academic year. Amy has worked at the intersection of science, technology, and policy in sustainability for 20 years and has just arrived in Montreal to take up the post of Executive Director of Future Earth. We are honored that she is taking the time to share her insights with us so soon after her arrival in Montreal and look forward to a stimulating presentation.
  • 3:40 —5:00 pm: As always, the event will end with a reception, both on the downtown campus and at Mac. We invite you to stay for refreshments and to connect with sustainability colleagues old and new. The reception for the participants at the Mac Campus will be held in the Plant Science Conference Room (Raymond Building - R2-013).

We have also been asked to inform you that the Adapting Urban Environments for the Future theme is holding an open workshop on September 27th, 9:30 am —1:00 pm, to which you are all invited. More information on this event will be posted on the MSSI website shortly.

You are warmly invited to join us for all or part of the inaugural MSSI event for 2017-18 and to forward this invitation to your colleagues.

Contact Information

Heather McShane
McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative
mssi [at]
Office Phone: 
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