2020/21 Seminar Series

The goals of the Queen's School of Environmental Studies (SES) seminar series are to: (a) encourage conversations regarding sustainability and environmental issues from a multidisciplinary perspective and (b) to encourage collaborations and foster a sense of community among SES faculty, students, and staff. All are welcome to attend.

The Environmental Studies Seminar Series will be held virtually on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 2:30 to 3:20 pm. All faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to attend. It's especially important we stay in touch during the COVID19 pandemic and this seminar series is one way for us to connect as a SES community. The format of seminars is flexible (e.g., talk, panel discussion, fireside chat, or PechaKucha). Creative and engaging seminars are especially welcome!

2020/2021 Seminar Listing 

Date  Speaker  Affiliation    Title 
October 8, 2020 Dr. David Shiffman Postdoctoral Researcher, Arizona State University

Why do so many people (wrongly) believe that sustainable shark fisheries don't exist?

November 12, 2020 Theresa James MES candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

Materiality Matrix & Corporate Environmental Reporting: Reflections

December 10, 2020 Kate Ballegooyen and Heidi Swanson Resource Manager for Kluane First Nation
Professor, University of Waterloo
Towards reconciliation: 10 Calls to Action to natural scientists working in Canada
January 14, 2021 Dr. Kristen Lowitt


Sarah Lavallee
Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

PhD candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

Advancing praxis for food sovereignty: Insights from an Indigenous-settler fisheries governance project


Exploring the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of current well water stewardship in rural Ontario communities: Implications for drinking water vulnerability and public health risks

February 11, 2021 Madeleine Kelly PhD candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University UnWELL: Assessing the transport mechanisms, and implications for antimicrobial resistant organisms (ARO) in private drinking groundwater wells in Ontario
February 25, 2021 (ENSC 897 seminar series) Richard Kumah PhD candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University Chinese gold rush and Ghana's informal mining space: an environmental justice perspective
March 4, 2021 @ 5:30pm Dr. Kyla Tienhaara (moderator) Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University WEBINAR: A Green New Deal For All - 5:30pm
April 8, 2021

Aja Rowden


Micky Renders

MES student, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

PhD candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

The Consumer as the False Champion of Sustainability: Background and Framework


Art and Waste in Pangnirtung, Nunavut