Everything Under the Sun

November 17, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Founders Assembly Hall, Founder College

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York's Engagement in Vital Environment and Climate Change Issues

This is the first of a series of symposia which will help bring together York researchers from diverse fields with common interests that may translate into larger research initiatives, both collaborative and individual.

Thursday, November 17th, 9:30am to 3:30pm
Founders Assembly Hall, Founders College
RSVP: ore.research.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=123

Format: Each speaker gives a 15 minute presentation, followed by 5 minute Q&A

Morning Session Chairs: Christina Clark-Kazak, Glendon & Carys Craig, Osgoode

Afternoon Session Chair: Sandra Whitworth, LA&PS


 Time  Title of Talk  Speaker
9:30am to 9:45am *** Coffee & Registration ***
9:45am to 9:50am Welcome Celia Haig-Brown, Associate Vice-President Research
Sushanta Mitra, Associate Vice-President Research
9:50am to 10:00am Opening Remarks Dean Noël Sturgeon, FES
10:00am to 10:20am Rapid Changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet William Colgan, Lassonde, Earth & Space Science & Engineering
10:20am to 10:40am Climate change and Industrial Disasters Ali Asgary, LA&PS, Disaster & Emergency Management
10:40am to 11:00am Climate change and the food system Rod MacRae, FES
11:00am to 11:20am Laser Remote Sensing of Atmospheres James Whiteway, Lassonde & CRESS
11:20am to 11:40am Remote sensing of Arctic sea ice thickness change Alec Casey (for Christian Haas), Lassonde, Earth & Space Science & Engineering
11:40am to 12:00pm Who are the women scholars doing energy research and what are they studying? Christina E. Hoicka, FES & Robarts
12:00pm to 12:30pm *** Lunch ***
12:30pm to 12:50pm Lake Ecosystem Change in Permafrost Landscapes Jennifer Korosi, LA&PS, Geography
12:50pm to 1:10pm Anthropocene librarianship comes in many forms. One is the making of art. William Denton, Libraries
1:10pm to 1:30pm The Prospects for an Effective National Climate Change Strategy in Canada Mark Winfield, FES, Sustainable Energy
1:30pm to 1:40pm *** Coffee Break ***
1:40pm to 2:00pm Improving emission measurements for pollutants and greenhouse gases Mark Gordon, Lassonde, Earth & Space Science & Engineering
2:00pm to 2:55pm Closing Panel Moderators: Sushanta Mitra, AVPR & Celia Haig-Brown, AVPR
Sunil Bisnath, Lassonde, Earth & Space Science & Engineering
Kaz Higuchi (for David Etkin, co-author), FES
Usman T Khan, Lassonde, Civil Engineering
Spiros Pagiatakis, Lassonde, Earth & Space Science & Engineering
Peter Taylor, Lassonde, Earth & Space Science & Engineering
2:55pm to 3:00pm Closing Remarks Celia Haig-Brown, Associate Vice-President Research