SFU Sustainability and Climate Solutions Student Research Day takes place on June 24, 2022 at the SFU Burnaby Campus and virtually online. This event is hosted by the SFU’s Office of the Vice-President, Research and International, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and SFU Sustainability.
The event brings together SFU graduate students, faculty members, and researchers who are conducting research in sustainability and climate solutions, for an opportunity to share their work and develop interdisciplinary networks at SFU and beyond. The Research Day will serve as a springboard for those wanting to work across disciplines to develop innovative research, and equitable and inclusive solutions that approach climate and sustainability from multiple perspectives.
The event will feature a presentation from our keynote speaker, SFU Distinguished Professor of Climate Science, Kirsten Zickfeld, as well as SFU graduate students – with an opportunity for graduate students to win a $500 research grant!
Are you an SFU graduate student? Consider submitting your abstract to present your research via a poster or an oral presentation session.
9:15-9:30 Opening and Land Acknowledgement
10:45-11:45 Keynote address Kirsten Zickfeld (Pathways to net zero emissions)
11:45-1:30 Lunch and Poster session
2:45-3:45 Keynote (including Q&A)
3:45-4:00 Award Ceremony and closing
Zickfeld's research focuses on the effects of anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols on climate on multi-centennial timescales. The goal is to better understand the response of the climate system to forcing and the interactions between climate system components (the atmosphere, ocean, land surface, biosphere and cryosphere) in order to improve predictions for the future. To achieve this objective, she uses climate models of different complexity, from simple conceptual models to complex Earth System models.