Passionate about sustainable development in Canada?
Applications are open now for young leaders (aged 18-30) who reside in Canada for the Generation SDG Summit (April 22-25, 2018).
Hosted by Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) this unique gathering brings together brilliant minds and unheard voices from different disciplines, generations, and geographies to address the pressing challenges of tomorrow — today.
The goal of the Generation SDG Summit is to develop a cohesive Canadian narrative and clear pathways for collaboration that will help catalyse the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Canada.
A key part of WGSI’s Summit structure is ensuring that 50% of the room (about 20 people) are young leaders between the ages of 18 and 30. To facilitate this, WGSI finances and coordinates all pre-approved air and ground travel, accommodations, and meals for participants during the Summit.
We encourage applicants from all areas of sustainable development covered by the UN Sustainable Development Goals including but not limited to health, education, gender equity, water rights and quality, energy, decent and work and economic growth, reducing inequalities, Indigenous rights, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, peace and justice.
See wgsi.org/apply for more details and conditions of eligibility.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight EST, February 11, 2018
Greetings! It is still possible to register for SUST 3002 for the Winter 2018 semester. Check out this opportunity…
The Page Program allows students and recent graduates to participate in the legislative process. As well as being a great educational opportunity, it is a way to earn income during the academic year.
For more information please contact us at email@example.com.
DivestDAL has been camping out on the quad to draw attention to Dalhousie’s continuing investment in some of the largest fossil fuel companies, including coal producers. You can support the fight to get divestment officially reconsidered by Dal’s Board of Governers by signing the change.org petition. It’s time to divest.
Visit Facebook.com/divestdal to learn how to support the DivestDal campout leading up to the Weds. 29 Board of Governor’s meeting.
In this age of climate change and global warming, it is important for us all to be smarter citizens of earth, learning how to manage the world’s resources in a sustainable manner. Accelerated globalisation and privatisation have produced socio-economically polarised spaces, rendering diverse socio-economic groups differential rights to use urban spaces.
Many urban communities have tried to search for sustainable development pathways that will boost their socio-economic and environmental capital. Such endeavours require a transdisciplinary approach to identify the multifaceted urban issues and formulate sustainable solutions, including planning and design frameworks.
Designing and creating sustainable communities requires resources. Some resources allow open access, such as air; others may be of limited access; and some are regulated for collective use. We can call these resources our ‘commons’. It would be impossible to build a sustainable community if all resources were privatised or commodified.
During the Summer School, participants will learn to identify and conserve our common resources in the urban realm. The focus will be on creating more commons for collective use, to improve the environment and build sustainable communities for the flourishing of humanity.
The programme has been carefully designed to reflect the international nature of the event. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences from their home countries and to reflect on how the knowledge gained during the School can be applied in their local context when they return home.
Applications are now open for the 2018 ACU Summer School, hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong on the theme of ‘Designing and Creating Sustainable Communities’.
Dalhousie University students have access to bursaries and a discounted registration rate, and applications close on 14 January 2018.
Taking place from 1-9 July 2018, the Summer School will feature: expert lectures by local and international speakers, skills development, social events providing insights into Hong Kong’s fascinating culture, group work, networking opportunities, and field trips to key local sites.
For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit
Water protectors are on the front lines at the mighty Shubenacadie River resisting Alton Gas. They are doing crucial work to protect the water for all of us. With winter coming, they need our support to keep them warm and safe.
Solidarity With Alton Gas Resistance is hosting a silent auction to benefit water protectors on December 3 at the Bus Stop Theatre. There will be many items to bid on: art, crafts, gift certificates for services, and more! There will also be a short talk by water protectors, musical performances, a poetry reading, and door prizes! Spoiler: the door prize is a pie.
Proceeds from this silent auction and performance fundraiser will directly support frontline resistance efforts against the Alton Gas Natural Gas Storage project.
This event is being planned on unceded Mi’kmaq Territory by SWAGR (Solidarity With Alton Gas Resistance), a Halifax-based group of activists from Council of Canadians, Ecology Action Centre, Solidarity Halifax, and the general community. The focus of this group is to support resistance efforts against the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project, and we take our direction from frontline Mi’kmaq communities and other residents of the surrounding area.
Date: Sunday December 3, 2-5PM
Location: Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street
Suggestion entry donation: $5-20
There will be door prizes, music and poetry, and many items to bid on in the silent auction!
SOLAR INNOVATIONS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY DAY
Saturday, November 18th, 10:00-4:00
This will be packed day of presentations and discussions covering: solar panels, thermal heat storage, rocket stoves, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. Presenters include: Dr. Wayne Grozko (Ecology Action Center & Solar NS), Karlena Johnson (Mi’kmaw Alternative Energy), Brian Rose (AppleSeed Energy), Michael Batty (Abethin Design), Christopher Griffiths (Cletus Design). Kim Thompson (Deanery Project) Emma Norton (Ecology Action Center).
The day is a part of the Deanery’s ReNEW project, a collaborative initiative focused on providing public learning opportunities on renewable technologies, and increasing community opportunities for energy-conscious practices.
Registration is $10, including lunch.
For more information and to register, visit event brite or contact The Deanery Project at 902.845.1888.
New techniques are opening the door for new genetically engineered (GM) seeds and animals. Are these techniques more precise and predicatable? Will they resolve controversies about GM foods? What about impacts on biodiversity?
Dr. Ricarda Steinbrecher, biologist and molecular geneticist, will share information about new gene editing technologies and discuss their proposed applications, abilities and risks.
When? Monday, November 27, 2017, 7-9 pm
Where? Room 306, Dalhousie Student Union Bldg, 6136 University Ave