October 5, 2020

New virtual seminar series, in collaboration with University of Windsor, looks at Transformative Change in Environmental Sustainability

The seminar series will be co-run between graduate student groups at Wayne State University and the University of Windsor, with a focus on connecting the virtual graduate student and early-career research communities.

Wayne State University’s Transformative Research in Urban Sustainability Training (T-RUST) is launching a new seminar series, in partnership with the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) at the University of Windsor.

For the first time ever, two sister graduate programs are partnering to deliver a virtual seminar series — Transformative Change in Environmental Sustainability — that begin Oct. 9 and continue biweekly.
 
The seminar series will be co-run between the graduate student groups at the two universities, with a focus on connecting the virtual graduate student and early-career research communities. Invited speakers reflect a shared commitment to amplifying diverse Black, Indigenous, and people of color voices and perspectives. In addition, to broaden perspectives through a range of traditional seminars, break out groups for graduate students, special topic panels and global examples of impactful science, practice and policy.
 
The first set of scheduled speakers are:
Dr. Rahul Mitra, Wayne State University (Oct. 9)
Dr. Janani Sivarajah, Brock University (Oct. 23)
Dr. Helen Jarvie, University of Waterloo (Nov. 6)
Dr. Erin Dunlop, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (Nov. 20)
 
All are welcome. Please register to attend the first seminar. Contact the T-RUST program office with any questions.