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Peace, Global Health and SustainabilityA conference to ﬁnd the way forward on issues such as peace
through health, ecohealth, advocacy and turning marginalized communities
into healthy ones.
Pegasus is a thought stimulating conference, convening leaders,
change-makers, and participants from multiple disciplines to engage in
discourse about actions and policies to improve unacceptable levels of
poor health.The conference will engage stakeholders by providing a dynamic,
interactive forum to share their expertise in research, education, field
experiences, advocacy and policy to reduce disparities, inequities and
social injustices across our three major themes: peace, global health
and sustainable solutions.
WHEN: May 2 – 4, 2014
WHERE: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J5 Canada
Global Development Symposium: Critical Links Between Human and Animal Health, May 4-7th, 2014. http://www.gds2014.ca
Underscoring the “Critical Links between Human and Animal Health” the second Global Development Symposium will be held May 04 – May 07, 2014, recognizing OVC and the University of Guelph leadership in the health of animals and people, learning, and research and further promoting the critical role of interdisciplinary research by OVC and other UofG faculty, students, staff and alumni in building healthier communities, animals and people.
Scholarships - Due Dec 10, 2013
ScholarshipThe Global Development Symposium (GDS) organizers are pleased to support the travel costs of up to 15 delegates through the International Connections Scholarship supported by Aeroplan. Both professionals and students are encouraged to apply for these awards based on the following criteria below. The awards have been established to recognize the contributions of delegates to areas of global development. The GDS selection committee, is committed to creating a diverse and representative delegation of global thought leaders. If a full scholarship is not awarded, the GDS selection committee may offer a partial award based on merit and financial resources available to the GDS committee. CriteriaPreference will be given to those individuals from a developing nation or the Canadian NorthDemonstrated financial need as articulated through the application processMust be accepted for either an oral or poster presentation (please submit your abstract BEFORE applying for a scholarship)If applying as a student, must be a full time student at a recognized college or university(a letter from the Department Chair of your institution must be included in the application submission)
On August 28th 2013 it was announced that the Nova Scotia Department of Energy had commissioned the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University to conduct an independent review and public consultation to explore the social, economic, environmental, and health implications of hydraulic fracturing practices and their associated wastewater streams. Dr. David Wheeler, President and Vice-Chancellor, Cape Breton University, will convene and Chair a Nova Scotia Expert Panel on Hydraulic Fracturing (Expert Panel) as part of this review. Full details on the review process can be found at http://www.cbu.ca/hfstudy .
Following consultation on the most desirable skills to be represented on the Expert Panel, we are now seeking nominations for panelists representing these skills sets:
HydrogeologyWater quality management/wastewater treatmentOil and gas engineering (focus on shale gas engineering)
Climate scienceEnvironmental managementEconomicsPublic healthEnvironmental psychologyCommunity engagementKnowledge of aboriginal wisdom
All nominations or self-nominations, including contact details, should be submitted in confidence to email@example.com by November 29th 2013.
Criteria that will be applied in selecting panel members will be:
Represents and has experience in one or more of the desired skills requiredAgrees to abide by the panel ‘code of conduct’ (seehttp://www.cbu.ca/hfstudy/resources/project-documents for details)
Members of the panel will receive a modest honorarium and will be expected to participate in up to six half day meetings during the review – either in person or via video conference. The panel will also be expected to read and comment on commissioned position papers in writing and in discussion with other panel members and technical experts. For all inquiries please contact, Margo MacGregor, Project Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (902)563-1392.
Announcement published November 16th in the Chronicle Herald