Free webinar: reducing carbon emissions from city construction

Join Kelly Alvarez Doran, a professor at the University of Toronto under The Daniels School of Architecture, on January 10, 2022, between 6-9 pm to discuss reducing carbon emissions from contemporary construction.

The presentation will focus on Doran’s current research: methods to halve carbon emissions from city construction projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. Already, Doran’s findings have been widely shared and have contributed to City of Toronto carbon studies.

The event is available for in-person and virtual attendance, with in-person registration required by January 4, 2022. The event will consist of a one-hour presentation by Doran (virtual and in-person), followed by refreshments and networking (in-person).

In-person attendance will be at Entuitive’s office in Toronto (200 University Avenue, 7th Floor).

Click here for more information and to register for the event!

Additional Resources

  • Learn more about carbon emissions from construction (also known as embodied carbon)
  • Learn more about urban sprawl and what causes it

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Virtual public lecture: improving access to drinking water

Dr. Amber Wutich, a professor at the University of Waterloo, is hosting an open lecture over Zoom on December 8, 2021, from 6-7:30 pm.

The lecture will focus on how social infrastructure can help to solve problems regarding a lack of access to drinking water, also known as water insecurity. Some topics to be covered include how various social infrastructure components such as cultural norms, informal economies, and social networks; can be used to ensure everyone has equitable access to water.

Click here to sign up for more information and to register for the event!

Additional Resources

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Open lecture on groundwater science—all welcome

The University of Waterloo is hosting their annual Farvolden Lecture Series over Zoom on November 18, 2021 from 2-4pm.

The lecture series, created in honour of Dr. Robert Farvolden, helps to facilitate communication among the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the groundwater community and hydrology program alumni.

This year, the University of Guelph’s Dr. Beth Parker, director of the Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute will be covering “Hydrogeologic Characterization of Bedrock Aquitards and Flow Systems.”

Other event highlights include a department update, a virtual draw, and a presentation on the Farvolden Scholarship.

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Additional Resources

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Guelph Organic Conference & Trade Show 2019

Date: Free Trade Show (January 26, 2019 – January 27, 2019)
           Conference & Workshops (January 24, 2019 –  January 27, 2019)

Location: University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
Organizer: Guelph Organic Conference

Over 40 workshops covering soil management, weed control, harvesting, cropping strategies and more! Food and beverages will be available.

For more information on this event and to register, please click here