The goals of BC's Environmental Studies minor are to provide undergraduate students with: an awareness of the scientific, political and cultural aspects of the world's environmental problems and paths toward sustainable solutions;a background for environmentally related careers in business, education, law, policy or research; and preparation for graduate study.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Announcements April 27
Announcements: April 27
Visiting Professor Public Lecture This Thursday April 28 3-4 pm, Devlin 201 Dr. Martha Carlson Mazur (University of Michigan): “Ecohydrology of a Great Lakes Coastal Wetland System: Implications for Response to Climate Change”
Real Food BC’s Garden Day (flier attached)
Come to the garden on Brighton Campus and help plant this season’s seedlings! Plus: Plant your own marigolds, listen to music, and enjoy a potluck lunch.
Following the huge success of the E-waste Summer Schools in 2009 and 2010, the United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) has announced the call for applications for StEP E-waste Summer School 2011. Now in its third edition, this year’s School will take place from 11 – 22 September in Eindhoven/Netherlands, Antwerp/Belgium and include participation in the World Resources Forum in Davos/Switzerland.
The StEP E-waste Summer School is a pioneering concept in research and education on waste electrical and electronic equipment, looking at the e-waste issue in its entirety, rather than through the lens of one specific academic discipline. The Summer School provides the foremost platform to young scientists involved in e-waste related research to share their knowledge, interact with experts and develop collaborative partnerships fostering cutting-edge scientific research on all areas related to e-waste - from policies and technologies to economics and social aspects.
The Call for Applications is now open, deadline for applications is 1 May 2011. We are inviting applications from doctoral students, final year master students and early career post-docs currently researching on e-waste and related areas to come together and share knowledge, interact with experts and gain a holistic view on e-waste. A focus is placed on e-waste in emerging economies, thus researchers in developing and emerging economies and/or exploring the challenges and solutions of e-waste management in these countries are especially encouraged to apply.