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2018/2019 Seminar Series

SES seminars highlight interdisciplinary perspectives on environmental issues, hosting speakers from natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. All are welcome to attend. Seminars take place on Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in Biosciences 1120 (unless otherwise indicated below). If you wish to host a speaker or give a seminar this coming term, please contact Ryan Danby (ryan.danby@queensu.ca).

2018/2019 Seminar Listing 

Date  Speaker  Affiliation    Title 

Monday,
October 1, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Grant Hall
(as part of Queen's Sustainability Week)

Shalini Kantayya Award winning filmmaker, eco-activist and TED fellow Sustainability Week 2018 Keynote Speaker:
"Solar Energy isn't just about solving climate change. It's about innovation and economic opportunity".
October 18, 2018 Sam Patterson MES candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's  University Wetlands, Wood Frogs and Oil Sands Snowmelt
Monday,
November 5, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Kinesiology Rm. 101
Edward Struzik Fellow, Queen's University Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy; Author of "Firestorm" "Future Arctic: Notes from a World on the Edge"

Thursday, November 22, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Chernoff Rm. 117

Dalton McGuinty Former Premier of Ontario "Climate Change: Can We Win This? Be Honest."
Thursday, January 17, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mike Stefanuk MES candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's  University "Climate at the Roots: Forest Growth Trends in the Algonquin-to-Adirondacks Region"
Thursday, January 31, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
BioSciences 1120
Dr. Jennifer Provencher Environment and Climate Change Canada "Plastic Pollution in Wildlife; Trends, Knowledge Gaps, and Emerging International Policies"
*Tuesday,
February 5, 2019*
2:30pm - 4:00pm
BioSciences 1120
Molly Segal Independent radio journalist and Previous York University Science Communicator in Residence The Taxonomy of an Audio Story
Thursday,
February 7, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Dr. Anastasia Lintner Canadian Environmental Law Association Do you believe Ontario's Clean Water, Clean Air and Greenbelt Plan are important policies that protect human health and the environment?
Thursday,
February 14, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Chengqian (Charles) Wu Master of Applied Science student, Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining, Queen's University Insights into the activated carbon-catalyzed arsenic oxidation from concentrated acidic As (III) solutions
Thursday,
February 28, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mike Dakin

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

Low Impact Development: Opportunities for Eastern Ontario
Thursday,
March 7, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Priscilla Apronti PhD candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen's University Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for whom? Assessing the true bearers of the cost and benefits of AngloGold Ashanti's CSR initiatives in Teberebie and Adieyie, Ghana
Thursday,
March 14, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Alina Dixon PhD candidate, Global Development Studies,
Queen's University
Youth Perspectives on Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Northern Uganda: A Photo-Voice Project
Thursday,
March 21, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Jennifer Tsokwa and Oluwatosin Animashaun MES candidates, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

Nigeria's Internally Displaced Women: The Need for Decent Shelter

Community-Based Conservation in Namibia: A Success Story, or Not?

*note day and time change*
Tuesday,
March 26, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm BioSciences 3110
Diana Van Vlymen MES candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University All That Glitters? Gold Mining Waste from a Social Environmental Perspective, Considering Risk, Governance and the Communication of Expertise
Thursday,
March 28, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Derek Bedford MES candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University Spatio-Temporal Patterns of White-Tailed Deer on Hill Island in Thousand Islands National Park
Thursday,
April 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Johanna Mason MES candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University Dilbit for dinner: Using stable isotope analysis to trace carbon from a diluted bitumen spill into the aquatic food web
Thursday,
April 11, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Sara Finnimore MES candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University Blockage at Wiltse Creek: A Stakeholder Analysis
Thursday,
April 18, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Maggie Ma and
Juliette Deal
MES candidates, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

Solid Waste Management Systems (SWMS) in The Bahamas

A new, automated rapid fluorometric method for the detection of Escherichia coli in water with high turbidity