Canada’s natural resources, the subject of the latest Laurier Milton lecture

You can learn more about the sustainability of Canada’s natural resources.

The Laurier Milton Lecture Series returns to the FirstOntario Arts Center Milton tonight. You can join Dr. Ernest Yanful, Senior Advisor, Laurier Milton and Dr. Heidi Swanson, inaugural Jarislowsky Chair in Sustainable Water Futures, as they discuss how Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) is committed to research and education in sustainability and planetary health. They will share their research and ideas for the future of planetary health. This work informs effective conservation and management strategies across Canada.

According to WLU, Dr. Yanful will share his thoughts on designing a sustainability engineering program at the new Laurier Milton campus to educate conservation professionals.

Dr. Swanson will discuss contaminant issues (specifically mercury) in subsistence fish in the Dehcho region of the Northwest Territories. She will also discuss how this work supports the sustainability of Canada’s water and natural resources.

Biography of Heidi Swanson: Heidi Swanson is the inaugural Jarislowsky Chair in Sustainable Water Futures. Swanson leads an interdisciplinary research program focused on the impacts of climate change and associated disturbances on the health of aquatic ecosystems that will support the sustainability of Canada’s water and natural resources.

Biography of Ernest Yanful: Ernest Yanful, professor emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University and founding provost of the African Institute for Sanitation and Waste Management, part of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, has been appointed Senior Advisor. in the implementation of Laurier’s engineering programs and initiatives on the new Milton campus. At the Laurier campus in Milton, it develops programs that address current and emerging areas of national and global concern, such as energy, water, climate change, and sustainability, while emphasizing development and production circular rather than linear.

Register for the event here.

The conference will take place on Wednesday, November 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the FirstOntario Arts Center Milton, located at 1010 Main Street East in Milton.

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