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3rd Annual CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Symposium on Climate Change


Conference Venue

– Virtual
Online via Zoom

– In person
4th Space – Concordia University
1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W
Montréal, QC H3G 1M8

Call for Submissions (Closed) (pdf)

Facilitating communication and collaboration between disciplines is essential to address climate change and the many issues it intensifies. The climate crisis and sustainability issues touch on virtually every discipline and the next generation of experts must reinforce the networks between specialists operating in the spheres of environment, economy and society.

This symposium is designed to promote open discussion. Our mission is to foster the exchange of scientific knowledge and to lay the foundations for future collaboration among students conducting research on climate change.

The symposium program will feature:

  • Panel discussion on climate change migration.
  • Panel discussion on a sustainable energy transition.
  • PhD students’ presentations followed by a thematic roundtablediscussion.
  • A live podcast featuring PhD attendees
  • Networking event.

The program is available here.

Invited Speakers


This conference will be held in hybrid format. While registration is free, it is required for a better planning of the event.

Important Dates

  • 9 February : Call for Submissions opens
  • 1 May (was April 17) : Submission deadline
  • 7 May (was May 1) : Notification of acceptance
  • 7 May (was May 1) : Registration opens for presenters and non-presenters
  • 7 May (was May 1) : Preliminary program available online
  • 11 May : Deadline for presenters to confirm attendance
  • 22 May, noon : Registration deadline
  • 25 May : Deadline to send presentation slides to organizers
  • 1-2 June : Conference date

The Organizing Committee

Brogan Stewart, Geography Planning and Environment, Concordia University
Giti Nouri, Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University
Nancy Rachidatou Bouda, Developments Economics, Université de Sherbrooke

The symposium is organized by CIREQ and  4TH SPACE, in collaboration with the departments of EconomicsGeography, Planning & EnvironmentBuilding, Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre of Concordia University and the Département d’économique of the Université de Sherbrooke.

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