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Sustainability Research Intersections: Exploring Climate Solutions

February 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join SFU Sustainability’s research event for an opportunity to connect with and hear from a variety of sustainability researchers and climate solutions seekers.

The event celebrates the remarkable research across four sustainability themes: energy futures, sustainable mobility, sustainable cities and nature-based solutions. The event also includes presentations and panel discussions from researchers, government and industry leaders. Health sciences professor Maya Gislason will deliver the keynote address.

Lunch will be provided. Reception to follow.

PICS is a proud co-partner of this event, along with SFU’s Offices of Provost and VP Academic and VP Research and International.

Keynote speaker

A longstanding champion of ecosystem approaches to health, works upstream on public health issues by addressing the interconnection between human, animal and ecosystem health alongside her colleagues and community partners, including the First Nations Health Authority.

A defining characteristic of Dr. Gislason’s research is the integration of social inequities in health scholarship with ecosystem approaches to health, which is employed in order to strengthen environmental and community health.

Event speakers

Energy Futures

  • Anil Hira, SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Political Science
  • Taco Niet, SFU Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • Mariana Resener, SFU Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • Michael Ross, Yukon University, Northern Energy Innovation
  • Michael Adachi, SFU Faculty of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering Science

Sustainable Mobility

Sustainable Cities

Nature-based Solutions

  • Zafar Adeel, SFU Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • Chris Buse, SFU Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor, SFU Faculty of Environment, Resource and Environmental Management
  • Caroline Jackson, District of North Vancouver, Climate Action, Natural Systems and Biodiversity
  • Pamela Zevit, City of Surrey, Biodiversity Conservation
  • Alison Shaw, ACT – Action on Climate Team, SFU
  • Naomi Krogman, Dean, SFU Faculty of Environment

Event schedule

  • 11:30-12:00 – Registration
  • 12:00-12:50 – Lunch and networking
  • 12:50-1:00 – Official welcome, land acknowledgement
  • 1:00-1:30 – Keynote
  • 1:30-1:40 – Break
  • 1:40-3:10 – Session One
  • 3:10-3:30 – Break
  • 3:30-5:00 – Session Two
  • 5:00-6:00 – Reception


February 23, 2023
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm