Deadline Extension for call for abstracts for Western University's 12th Annual Earth Day Colloquium

Posted on Monday, March 9th, 2015

12th Annual Earth Day Colloquium

Western University, London, Ontario
April 9th, 2015

The annual Earth Day Colloquium (EDC) is a completely FREE, student run,  one-day event celebrating research being conducted in the field of Environment and Sustainability. Embracing the interdisciplinary nature of this field, the Colloquium provides a forum for a broad range of topics in the Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Business, Policy, and Management.

The Earth Day Colloquium is seeking abstracts of up to 250 words for projects that relate to all facets of environment and sustainability.  Presenters have the option of giving a full presentation (12 mins), a “speed talk” (5 mins), or a poster presentation.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 5 p.m..  All presentations will take place on April 9, 2014.

This year’s event planning is still underway but we have confirmed John Dunn, a wilderness explorer and photographer, as the keynote speaker. He will illustrate through his photography his completion of over 20 arctic expeditions. Other invited speakers include: Mary Muter, Chair of Sierra Club Canada’s Great Lakes Section, Sybil Taylor, who will discuss Steamwhistle Brewery’s sustainability journey, and Sujane Kandasamy, the co-founder of The Starfish Canada, which is a youth-based environmental advocacy group. Our aim is to continue to bring in a diverse audience from both the academic and greater London community to attend this event.

Please visit our website for more information about EDC, invited speakers, registration, and abstract submission:
If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Earth Day Colloquium Planning Committee 2015
Centre for Environment and Sustainability 
The University of Western Ontario

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