3rd Annual Eastern GTA Eco Summit

  • 28 Mar 2014
  • 2:00 PM
  • 29 Mar 2014
  • 4:00 PM
  • University of Toronto Scarborough, Instructional Centre, 1095 Military Trail Toronto, ON M1C1A4


The Eco Summit is a signature event for UTSC, and serves as an opportunity to link research, teaching, and institutional practice to community initiatives, which foster partnerships with government and community members in the Eastern GTA. The two day event will feature faculty and graduate student research and poster presentations, panel discussions with faculty and community leaders, an eco fair, and networking opportunities for all. The University of Toronto is dedicated to studying and supporting a healthy planet and engaging the local community in this endeavor.

Friday, March 28th

2pm-6pm: Graduate Research Displays
2pm-3pm: Graduate Research Presentation Registration
3pm-6pm: Graduate Research Presentations
5pm-6pm: Keynote Registration
6pm: Keynote Address

Saturday, March 29th

9am-4pm: Eco Fair, Graduate Research Displays
9am-10am: Registration
10pm-10:45am: Opening Remarks
10:45am-noon: Concurrent Session A
noon-1:15pm: Light Lunch
1:15pm-2:30pm: Concurrent Session B
2:30pm-3:30pm: Closing Plenary
3:30pm-4pm: Refreshments & Networking

Keynote Address
Parks Canada

Graduate Research Presentations & Displays
University of Toronto Scarborough is the official home of the University’s graduate programs in environmental science. Hundreds of students are conducting compelling graduate research on a wide variety of environmental issues and their proposed solutions. Choose from 15 masters of environmental science presentations happening before the keynote address, and dozens doctoral research poster presentations on display in the Instructional Centre atrium on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. Graduate presentation topics include: Climate Change, Energy, Industry and Infrastructure, Agriculture, and Biodiversity.

Concurrent Sessions
The backbone of the Eco Summit since its inception, a selection of breakout sessions offer attendees the opportunity to hear UTSC faculty and community leaders deliver presentations on important environmental issues and community initiatives. The sessions feature ample opportunity for attendees to discuss the issues and share their views on environmental matters in the Eastern GTA. Each of the sessions will be taking place twice – once in the morning and once in the afternoon – so that registrants will be able to attend any two sessions.

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided before the graduate research presentations on Friday and throughout the day on Saturday. A light lunch will also be provided on Saturday, including vegetarian options.

Getting Here
By Car
From Highway 401, exit at Morningside Ave. southbound, then turn eastbound onto Military Trail.
From York Mills Subway, take bus 95/95B/95E/95F
From Scarborough Town Centre, take bus 38
From Kennedy Subway, rush-hours only, take bus 116E
The campus also features a number of Wheel Trans stops
By GO Transit
From the Pickering GO Train station, take the GO Hwy 407 Express bus.
Note: Total travel time direct to U of T Scarborough, from the Durham region GO Train stations varies from only 15 min from Pickering to 37 min from Oshawa.
The Hwy 407 Express bus services Pickering to Hamilton.
From the Rouge Hill GO Train station, take TTC bus 38.
From the Guildwood GO Train station, take TTC bus 86A/116.
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