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4th CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Conference on the Environment and Climate Change

This symposium is organized by CIREQ and 4th Space in collaboration with the Département d’économique of the Université Laval, the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering of Concordia University and the Département de sciences économiques of the Université de Montréal.


To address the complex challenges of climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, and pollution, it is crucial to foster communication and collaborations across disciplines. This entails promoting interactions and partnerships that encompass not only environmental concerns but also social, economic, and political factors.

In this context, we are pleased to invite you to the 4th Annual CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Conference on the Environment and Climate Change. The symposium will take place on June 4-5, 2024, in a hybrid format: online via Zoom and in person at 4th Space – Concordia University in Montréal. The event will showcase PhD students’ presentations embedded in thematic discussions along with a scientific communication workshop and panel discussions with scholars and workplace experts. Participants will also benefit from mentoring opportunities with senior scholars. Attendance is free and open to everyone.


In-person attendance

4th Space – Concordia University
1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W
Montréal, QC H3G 

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Virtual attendance
Online via Zoom (see registration details below)

CALL FOR PAPERS (pdf) – The submission period is now closed (2024-03-18)


The conference will be conducted in hybrid format. While registration is free, it is essential for optimal event organization. Kindly indicate your registration preference by selecting an option below.

The registration deadline for in-person attendance has passed. However, you can still participate online by registering through the Online Registration box below.


  • Sophie Bernard, Polytechnique Montréal, professor at the Département de mathématiques et de génie industriel

  • Chris McPhee, Innovation Management Specialist at Living Labs Division, Science and Technology Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (online)

  • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Université Laval, professor of political science

  • Darrin Qualman, NFU Director of Climate Crisis Policy & Action (online)

  • Richard Tarasofsky, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the WTO (online)

  • Halis Yildiz, Toronto Metropolitan University, professor of economics

  • Sandra Znajda, Deputy Director at Climate Policy and Partnerships, Strategic PolicyBranch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (online)

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