June 2-4, 2015: More Extremes? Preparing for Future Challenges to Canada's Water Resources, Winnipeg. (Pillar 2, up to 1.5 portfolio units)
Note that one theme of the Canadian Water Resources Association annual conference is Water and Wastewater Security in First Nations Communities.
May 8, 2015: Manitoba Community for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology conference, Winnipeg. (Pillar 2, half portfolio unit)
This conference brings together the Manitoba community to engage, empower and recognize women in engineering, science, trades and technology. In 2013, we had more than 200 women (and a few men) attend the conference. The participants are from academia, industry and non-governmental organizations. It is a great networking opportunity.
May 7, 2015: Threatened Infrastructure: Canada's Changing Water Cycle and Its Consequences, Winnipeg. (half a portfolio unit)
Bigger storms, larger floods and more unpredictable weather are taking a toll on expensive infrastructure here and around the world; we are largely unprepared for these changes. Join the Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region for an action orientated one-day session aimed at deepening our understating of the changing water cycle, its consequences and what we can do to build resiliency in our communities.
March 10-12, 2015: From Knowledge to Action: Connecting Water Resources, hosted by the Canadian Water Netwok, Ottawa. (Pillar 2, one portfolio unit)
CWR 2015 brings together the private sector; public sector; and the world of academia to a forum where leading water thinkers and doers collaborate on how to impact water management. We will address the real needs and questions affecting decision-making in water management. Learn how organizations around the world are turning knowledge into action in areas such as:
Blue Cities: Moving to the systems we need
Resource Development & Agriculture: Securing our future
Small & Aboriginal Communities: Solutions that fit
Nov. 9-13, 2014: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry annual meeting, Vancouver. (Pillar 2, number of portfolio units to be determined)
The SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting is a 5-day event jam-packed with training and learning opportunities. More than 2,300 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers will gather to gain knowledge and skills in the latest cutting-edge environmental research and science. You will have a chance to connect with and learn from a diverse group of representatives from academia, business and government from more than 40 countries. You will accomplish specific learning objectives and have the chance to make valuable connections with other professionals in your own and related fields.
Oct. 26-29, 2014: Canadian National Conference on Drinking Water, Gatineau. (Pillar 2, number of portfolio units to be determined)
This biennial Conference is sponsored by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water (CDW) which establishes the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality. The Conference provides a unique pan-Canadian opportunity for water quality professionals and stakeholders to network and exchange views on current and emerging issues related to the provision of safe drinking water. Submit your abstracts by Jan. 17, 2014.
October 17-19, 2014: Student Water Research Conference, University of Manitoba (Pillar 2, one portfolio unit)
The purpose of this conference is to provide an international platform where graduate and undergraduate students can showcase their research and discuss current environmental issues with industrial and academic professionals from Canada and the United States. Topics include research relating to wastewater, water, and water resources, with a focus on the design, application and economics of treatment strategies. Issues to be discussed relate to nutrient removal and recovery, micropollutants in wastewater, water management in natural water bodies and sewer systems, and environmental models. The deadline for submitting abstracts is July 1, 2014.
Oct. 5-10, 2014: From the Wisdom of the Elders to the stories of the Youth: Pathways to Self-Determination, Innovation, and Resurgence, Winnipeg. (Pillar 3, number of portfolio units to be determined)
The International Network for Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD) in partnership with Manitoba Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) are proud to host the upcoming International Indigenous Health Conference in 2014. This conference builds on the INIKHD’s international gathering held every two years that is dedicated to improving the lives of Indigenous peoples globally through Indigenous and community-led research, health services and workforce development. This year’s conference will include a focus on Indigenous health research in true collaboration, and mentoring new investigators and graduate students.
Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 2014: Aquatic Toxicity Workshop, Ottawa. (Pillar 2, number of portfolio units to be determined)
ATW is Canada’s major annual meeting in the field of aquatic toxicology and related disciplines. It provides the opportunity to share information on current and emerging topics of regional, national and international importance related to water and sediment quality. Participants include students, academics, government scientists and regulators, environmental consultants and industry representatives.
Sept. 9, 2014: Small System Nutrient Removal Workshop, Winnipeg. (Pillar 2, half a portfolio unit)
This one-day seminar will highlight nutrient removal technologies for small wastewater systems. Discussion topics will include; basic nutrient removal concepts, regulatory considerations, lagoon based technologies, mechanical plant technologies and sludge management issues. Case studies will be presented to highlight available technologies for both lagoon systems and mechanical systems, with emphasis on projects in Manitoba. The seminar will conclude with a discussion on implementation and next steps. There will be a mini tradeshow held in conjunction with this session.
June 18, 2014: Canadian Water Summit, Toronto. (Pillar 2, half a portfolio unit)
The Canadian Water Summit is a collaborative forum for leaders from diverse sectors to share insights and further a united mission: to build a sustainable water future for Canada.
June 6, 2014: Pesticides on the Prairies, Saskatoon. (Pillar 2, half a portfolio unit)
The 5th annual Prairie Northern Chapter meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
June 2-4, 2014: Canadian Water Resources Association conference, Hamilton. (Pillar 2, one portfolio unit)
Water: What is The Future We Want? Our Environmental, Socioeconomic and Political Agendas
May 22-24, 2014: Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades & Technology, Regina, Saskatchewan. (Pillar 4, 2 portfolio units)
The Canadian Coalition for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CWESTT) Conference 2014 Organizing Committee is working hard to prepare for your arrival in Regina, May 22-24, 2014. Our conference theme, Open Opportunities: Mentoring the Future reflects not only our hopes and dreams for the future, but also embodies a big Prairie sky full of possibilities with an unobstructed horizon. We have a diverse and dynamic team that is excited to share with you a warm Prairie welcome. Please consider coming early for optional pre-conference special events and activities and join us for the big event itself - the conference! Our vision for CCWESTT 2014 is: Working together to create open opportunities for women to choose and advance in science, engineering, trades and technology (SETT) by: Raising awareness to youth, educators, and diversity groups of the opportunities for women in SETT careers; Providing immediate and practical tools to empower, create, and explore a new status quo; and Stimulating networking and mentoring opportunities.
May 21, 2014: Effective Communication A Workshop for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades, and Technology, Regina, Saskatchewan. (Pillar 4, one portfolio unit)
The WinSETT Centre, with support from the NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering National Network, is pleased to offer this special pre-CCWESTT Conference Workshop. Communicating effectively in the workplace is an essential competency in exchanging information with clarity, understanding and strengthening relationships, promoting your ideas and solutions, and advancing your career success. This full day workshop is specifically designed for women in the early to midpoint of their technical careers. Senior post-secondary students and senior professionals would also find benefit. The event focuses on improving workplace communication skills through experience-based learning.
May 4-7, 2014: Ontario Water Works Association annual conference, London, Ontario. (Pillar 2, one portfolio unit)
This annual industry highlight features a full slate of plenary and technical sessions focusing on the latest in technology and research affecting drinking water from source to tap. The Trade Show consistently has more than 100 exhibitors representing the manufacturers and suppliers of products and services for the water industry.
May 4-6, 2014: >Water Initiative for the Future (WatIF), Kingston, Ontario. (Pillar 2, up to two portfolio units)
The conference is designed to empower graduate students to become strong and passionate leaders in future water-related careers. Students will discuss the implications of current research on the future of Canada's water. WatIF is a national conference organized by a multidisciplinary group of graduate students for graduate students. This conference will encourage collaboration and communication among students from universities across Canada and disciplines by giving them an opportunity to share their research at all stages (from budding ideas to a finished product).
May 2-4, 2014: Sacred Water Gathering, Peterborough, Ontario. (Pillar 3, one portfolio unit)
Join the Sacred Water Circle Gathering this May 2nd-4th, 2014 to honor our sacred water. Elders and spiritual leaders from all over the world will be brought together with water industry professionals, youth, political leaders, water researchers, and the broader community to focus on water awareness and solutions. The collaboration of knowledge will result in a local plan of action to be shared with communities around the globe. This dynamic, three day event is environmental in focus and cultural in scope. The Sacred Water Circle Gathering will host Indigenous Spiritual Leaders and Community Leaders from North and South America, sharing their traditional knowledge and respect for water.
March 20-23, 2014: Indigenous Women's Symposium: Celebrating our Relationships With Water, First Peoples House of Learning, Trent University. (Pillar 3, one portfolio unit)
The 2013 Indigenous Women’s Symposium will celebrate Indigenous women’s relationships with water at all levels and bring together women and allies from the four directions to discuss the importance of water for our physical, cultural, and spiritual well-being.
March 13-16, 2014: Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference, Shooting Star Casino - White Earth reservation, Minnesota. (Pillar 3, normally one portfolio unit, although more may be considered if giving a presentation)
This conference brings together Native American organic farmers, college representatives, U.S. department of agriculture representatives and students from tribal schools to continue work to restore Native foods, lands and waters.
March 5-7, 2014: Making the Pieces Fit: Facing Water Quality Challenges Together, Niagara. (Pillar 3, one portfolio unit)
Joint Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research and Wastewater Management Conference. The continuing collaboration will help build relationships between researchers and water and wastewater professionals.
March 3-7, 2014: The Messy World of Policy-making: Science, Stakeholders and Sausage Making, Ottawa. (Pillar 3, 1.5 portfolio units)
This conference will explore the complexities of water policy. What is policy? How is it created and implemented? Who are the key players in the policy space? There are so many players and so much that goes in to creating policy; this workshop will shed light on the policy space and will bring together students and young professionals to learn about policy from a wide range of experts with varying perspectives and from a range of disciplines.
Feb. 9-12, 2014: Manitoba Water and Wastewater Association annual conference and tradeshow, Canad Inns, Portage la Prairie. (Pillar 2, up to 1.5 portfolio units)
Feb. 3-5, 2014: National First Nations Infrastructure Conference & Tradeshow, Toronto. (Pillar 2, 1.5 portfolio units)
This is a unique and timely opportunity for dialogue and information sharing on current infrastructure and housing issues and challenges facing First Nations.
Jan. 27-29, 2014: Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia and Beyond, Duncan, B.C. (Pillar 2, 1.5 portfolio units)
You will become part of a network of engaged volunteers and professionals, and learn how to better collaborate with stakeholders, government, industry, and not-for-profits to improve collaborative governance.
Oct. 26, 2013: Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, Queen's University. (Pillar 2, half a portfolio unit)
The aim of this meeting is to bring together the Canadian and international communities working in the field of water quality, and to foster an environment conducive to presenting and discussing advances in this field. Especially important is our focus on the participation of students in our symposia, to provide them with a welcoming environment in which to present their research findings to colleagues and peers in the field. This event will provide an excellent opportunity to develop new collaborations and to meet experts on relevant topics.
Oct. 21-23, 2013: Below Your Watershed Conference, Medicine Hat, Alberta. (Pillar 2, one portfolio unit)
This conference will advance the understanding of global and regional river and groundwater resources, projects and opportunities – in the context of watershed water quality, use and vulnerability. Participants will learn about the latest technologies and approaches for sustainable management and protection of river and groundwater. Insights from the conference will also help to manage and prioritize future watershed research and programs.
Oct. 16-18, 2013: Canadian Energy and Water Efficiency Conference, Calgary. (Pillar 2, one portfolio unit)
Hosted by the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association and the Canadian National Water Efficiency Network, this conference will provide a unique national perspective on energy and water efficiency programs, issues and initiatives – focusing on all aspects of these programs from policy, education, and best management practices, to innovation and technology.
Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2013: RES'EAU Impact: Putting rural community water systems first, Vancouver. (Pillar 2, two portfolio units)
Participants from every part of the water community will bring their individual concerns and experiences together to explore questions such as: What matters to us as operators, engineers or decision makers and as a community? And why does it matter? How can we begin to create authentic connections and relationships with others, particularly across the different interests and divisions in the water community? How do we change the water community conversation from one of negotiation to one of dialogue? The aim is to develop new conversations free of the cynicism and resignation inherited from the past and to create new possibilities for a future in which everyone has a place and is valued.
Aug. 19-23, 2013: Lake Winnipeg Basin Workshop, hosted by Canadian Water Network. (Pillar 2, two portfolio units)
This workshop takes students and young professionals to the Lake Winnipeg Basin to explore the challenges and associated work that is being done in this expansive area.The week features a unique, hands-on, interactive program including site visits, tours, outdoor activities and direct interaction with researchers and local water professionals. CWN brings successful applicants from across Canada for the opportunity to learn from local watershed experts on the unique challenges that are faced in the Lake Winnipeg Basin related to water management. In addition to the significant educational value of this workshop, participants also benefit from an excellent opportunity to network with other students and young professionals, as well as with experts from a variety of disciplines.
Aug. 14-16, 2013: International Prairie Student Conference, University of Manitoba, hosted by the UM Water Environment Federation (Pillar 2, one portfolio unit)
This is the seventh annual meeting between the University of Manitoba, North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University. The purpose of this conference is to provide an international platform where graduate students and local consultants can showcase their research and discuss current environmental issues with industrial and academic professionals from Canada and the United States. Topics include research relating to wastewater, water, solid waste and hydrological issues, with a focus on the design, application and economics of treatment strategies. Issues to be discussed relate to nutrient removal and recovery, micropollutants in wastewater, water management in water bodies and sewer systems, hog manure and landfill leachate.
Verna J. Kirkness Science Education Program (Pillar 4, number of portfolio units depends on degree of involvement)
This program addresses the under-representation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students at Canadian universities. One of the factors contributing to this is the lack of academic role models for these students. The Foundation addresses this by offering scholarships to Aboriginal grade 11 students to spend a week at a Canadian university interacting with scientists in their research laboratories. During their week on campus the students have the opportunity to meet role models, learn about the support systems that are available to them on campus and experience the excitement of doing research. H2O program students may participate in the Kirkness program as mentors.
Kid-Netic Energy, sponsored by Women in Science and Engineering (Pillar 4, number of portfolio units depends on degree of involvement)
This non-profit organization at the University of Manitoba offers hands on, curriculum-based science, engineering and technology deliverables for youth in kindergarten through Grade 12. H2O students may participate as mentors in Winnipeg's inner city and on First Nations.