Written by Cyrus Lau, MASc Candidate, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto. Cyrus is currently conducting research on incorporating probabilistic hydrological analysis into deterministic hydraulic design for urban stormwater systems.
What is a “Sustainable City”? A simple google search will quickly reveal that there is no single agreed upon definition. In fact, the number […]
Thank you to all the attendees to our most recent seminar Global Sustainable Cities Part 2 of 3, held in collaboration with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and RBC Canada. Thanks as well our speakers sponsors and volunteers.
For those who wish to review the content of the seminar, or those who were not able […]
About the author:
Rebekka Bond is a Mindfirst blogger and a Masters Of Global Affairs candidate at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto 2016
I’m going to be honest with you – Prior to attending Mindfirst and RBC’s event “What Happened at COP21: Outcomes From the U.N. Climate Negotiations […]
On 21 January 2016, Mindfirst will be hosting a seminar lunch in collaboration with RBC Canada to discuss the outcomes of the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris. This follow-up seminar will bring together speakers from government, business and NGOs who will provide first-hand accounts from their experiences in Paris and reflect on the ramifications of […]
Written by Charles Park, Energy Systems Engineering B.ASc. Candidate, University of Toronto
Mindfirst held a seminar entitled Climate Change, Carbon Pricing and Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade Announcement on June 18, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario. The seminar explored the motivation for Ontario’s fight against […]
We are excited to announce that Tom Rand will be featured in a seminar discussion on climate change, carbon pricing, and the recent announcement on cap-and-trade in Ontario.
Tom Rand will discuss the motivation behind a carbon price (i.e. climate change), various carbon pricing strategies, blocks to effective action, and finally comment on Ontario’s cap-and-trade […]
Mindfirst is pleased to announce the topic for our next energy seminar. On November 5th, Dr. Blair Feltmate will deliver a presentation and lead a discussion on extreme weather caused by climate change and the implications for the finance sector. Read Dr. Feltmate’s abstract for the event.
“Extreme weather due to climate change in recent years […]
June 14, 2013 – Toronto, ON – M1 Seminar #5 will be held on July 9, 2013 to discuss the topic of Natural Gas: Impact On The Energy Mix. The topic was chosen based on survey response results from Seminar #4 held on June 6, 2013. Early bird registration rates are available by following the […]
EDMONTON — Bob Weber – Pressure over environmental concerns has forced Germany’s largest scientific organization to pull out of joint research with Alberta on better ways to upgrade oil sands bitumen.
German scientists with the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative will no longer work on such projects, Bernd Schneider, lead scientific co-ordinator for the Helmholtz Association, said Tuesday.
Pilita Clark, Financial Times, December 14, 2011
It is being called the huddle that made history. Even by the standards of UN climate talks, where delegates have been known to leap on tables, fling insults or dissolve publicly into tears, what happened on the conference floor of the Durban convention centre in the small hours of […]