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Toronto Sustainability Summit
Thu, 13 April 2017, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM EDT
The Toronto Sustainability Summit will highlight the global leadership of the University of Toronto in areas of Sustainability and Cleantech and focus on the University's efforts to collaborate and partner with surrounding governments, industry, investors and the community.
The summit will bring together individuals from various sectors and backgrounds, such as policy makers, academics, business leaders and entrepreneurs, to exchange ideas with government on ways to inform and shape public opinion and public policy to meet the challenges of climate change; to enhance industry research partnerships with the aim of building a less carbon intensive society, reducing greenhouse gases and moving towards clean energy; and to encourage and foster sustainable start-up companies developed from research at the University that can have an impact on this global issue.
Event Schedule Summary:
8:00 – 8:50 : Registration
8:50 - 9:00 : Entrance into Auditorium
9:00 – 9:10 : Welcome and Opening Remarks
Meric Gertler, President - University of Toronto
9:10 – 9:40 : Opening Keynote
Hon. Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director Sustainable Building Services - EllisDon
9:45 – 10:35 : Session 1 – Green City, Green Campus
10:35 – 10:45 : Networking Break
10:45 – 11:40 : Session 2 – Global Impacts of UofT Climate Change Research and Innovation
11:45 – 12:30 : Session 3 – UofT Research Leading to Sustainable Start-ups
12:30 – 12:45 : Introduction to the Sustainable Showcase
Hon. Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science
12:45- 1:00 : Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation - University of Toronto
1:00 - 2:30 : Lunch and UofT Sustainability Showcase – Exhibitor Hall
Please click link below for more information on the Toronto Sustainability Summit, the Event Schedule Summary and the full list of guest speakers, presenters and panelists.