Invasive Species Summit for Emerging Environmental Professionals
March 25 2017
WHAT: The Summit is back! After a well-attended event in 2016, we’re delighted to host a follow-up workshop in 2017! This free, one-day, student led workshop will cover Ontario’s established and next wave invasive species. All taxa (plants, birds, fish, you name it!) will be covered. No prior expertise is needed to attend!
WHY: Emerging researchers across Peel and Halton regions are contributing to exciting new research that is helping us better understand invasive species and their impacts on Ontario’s natural history. Student representatives from each of Peel and Halton region’s colleges and universities are invited to take part in this one day free workshop that has been sponsored by the EDRR Network of Ontario.
Participants will have the opportunity to network with peers from other institutions, studying similar issues, and share experiences gained from working on a range of invasive species found in Ontario.
Presentations will also focus on a range of invasive species that are not yet found in Ontario, and help introduce participants to the “Next-wave” of invasive plants, diseases, and other taxa.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Recent graduates living/working in the GTA, or any student attending a local post-secondary institution such as:
|· McMaster University
· University of Toronto
· University of Guelph
· University of Waterloo
· Laurier University
|· Conestoga College
· Mohawk College
· Sheridan College
· Humber College
Saturday March 25th 2017
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sheridan College – Trafalgar Campus
1400 Trafalgar Road
COST: Absolutely free! We simply ask that you participate in the workshop, and ultimately help us broaden the “first line of defense” against new invasive species in Peel and Halton Region’s.
But that’s not all! We realize it can be a challenge for students to get to a meeting of this scale so to help alleviate any difficulties with getting to the meeting, we’re happy to be able to offer travel subsidies for any driver offering to carpool from their home campus, to the meeting. Connect with your institutional representative for more information.
REGISTRATION & MORE INFORMATION: For registration information please contact Colin at firstname.lastname@example.org.