How do we build resiliency in the face of climate change? What solutions are experts - from academics to practitioners - proposing, developing, and implementing?

See videos from the 5th Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy, and Design  on 'Planning for Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change'.

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Advanced Materials in Water Treatment and Reuse

TISED Scholar-in-residence Pedro Alvarez brings together experts and stakeholders to share opportunities and sustainable approaches on the application of engineered nanomaterials for water treatment and reuse!

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Energy Systems Integration 

A lecture on the multidisciplinary global imperative for a low-carbon society with Prof. Mark O'Malley, TISED-hosted ICUF James M. Flaherty Visiting Professor 

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"Is there a role for microgrids in the energy future of Quebec and Canada?" 

A panel discussion on microgrids and their potential use in Canada with a variety of experts.

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Discussions between the community and a panel of Senators in the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

SEDTalks! graduate student training program opens it doors to share students' sustainability research triumphs!

Sustainability leaders share expertise with the academic and broader community! TISED shares videos and presentations on topics related to sustainable engineering and design! Everyone is welcome to learn, to debate, to change!



2016's Third Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design focused on Renewables: what holds us back? What moves us ahead? 

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Energy Revolution? More Like a Crawl


We had the pleasure of hosting Vaclav Smil's talk on transforming energy systems in fall 2015.


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Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design

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TISED hosted panelists at our public seminar, "Storage in Sustainable Electric Energy Systems: Technology Push and Policy Pull" in 2014.

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Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Suzanne Fortier, at our First Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design.

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The 5th Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design


April 4 & 5, 2018
6pm to 8pm
Centre Mont-Royal (2200 Rue Mansfield, Montréal, QC H3A 3R8)



Engineering and design for sustainability are an essential part of a multi-faceted response to climate change particularly in urban centres, which may include increasing our resiliency in the face of extreme weather events, changing our water management practices, or adapting our cities and infrastructure to an unpredictable future. There is a need to identify robust strategies for responding to the challenges brought by climate change through adaptation, reorganization, and evolution. Our response to climate change must include solutions that allow our socio-ecological systems to not only survive, but thrive.

The 2018 5th Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy, and Design will focus on resilience and human responses to the threats brought on by climate change, while considering the following questions:

What is resilience and why is it so important to ensure sustainability in the context of urbanization and climate change?
How can we be more resilient to disruptions such as extreme weather events, floods, drought, sea level rise, and heat waves? What solutions are being imagined, developed, and implemented?
How can infrastructure be protected and self-renewed following extreme weather events or other stresses exacerbated by climate change?



The symposium is a free, public event, featuring prominent speakers on each day of the 2 day event.


April 4th - Day 1 - 6pm to 8pm

Guy Nordenson, Professor of Structural Engineering and Architecture, Princeton University School of Architecture

Pippa Brashear, Director of Planning and Resilience, SCAPE


April 5th - Day 2 - 6pm to 8pm

Karen Seto, Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Philippe Gourbesville, Professor Hydroinformatics and Water Engineering, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis


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