Human activity can have complex and far-reaching effects on our fragile environment, creating a need for insightful environmental research and stewardship. In the 21st century, identifying environmental problems and developing and implementing sensible and practical solutions will increasingly depend upon research innovation and collaboration between industry, government, academics and communities. To this end, Western has created the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES), an interdisciplinary initiative supported by the Faculty of Science (host faculty), Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Social Science, and other contributing faculties. The CES is home to the Undergraduate Environmental Science program, the Masters in Environment and Sustainability program and the Collaborative Environment and Sustainability program
“Shaping Scientific Solutions @ Western Interdisciplinary Communities,” Is a research showcase led by Western Science to highlight interdisciplinary research across all faculties at Western. The event will provide an excellent opportunity to explore the breadth of research taking place on campus and to investigate the potential for future collaborative ventures. A keynote presentation from the recipient of the first annual Fallona Interdisciplinary Science Award, Professor Charles Trick, a poster session and three-minute thesis presentations from the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers will be featured. Posters will be grouped according to Western Science’s three foundational research areas (Sustainability and the Environment, Science of Information, and Materials and Biomaterials), as well as a fourth section for research not covered by these threes themes. A prize will be given for the best poster in each category.
Students in the first-year Environmental Issues course (1021F/G) at Western and Huron University College will present their final group projects on December 3 at a public exposition in the Atrium of the Physics and Astronomy building. The topics are diverse and will educate, inspire and challege the audience as well as promote conversation about these timely environmental issues. The poster displays are the result of dedicated research from group members on their topic followed by collaboration to tie the complete story of each environmental issue together. The students will be on hand to answer any questions related to their projects. There is something to interest everyone at the Environmental Expo! All are welcome to join us for this free event.
Established in 2014, the W.I.S.E. Competition fosters innovative and high-impact ideas that reduce or eliminate today’s most pressing environmental concerns. The aim of the competition is to generate ideas and initiatives among Western’s students around the topic of sustainability, and officially recognize the winning ideas. The establishment of the competition aligns with Western’s commitment to the Council of Ontario Universities Statement on Creating a Sustainable Environment. Learn More! Timelines and Application process
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