2021 SETAC PNC - Laurentian SETAC Joint Annual Meeting
June 14-18th, 2021
Greetings SETAC PNC,
Once again we see ourselves navigating the difficulties posed by the COVID-19, however this year we have decided to take this as an opportunity to bring you a very unique event. If we are going to have to live in a virtual world, why limit ourselves to the borders of our chapter?
This year, we have decided to expand the reach of our annual meeting and partner with our eastern neighbors at Laurentian SETAC to bring you a joint annual meeting of both chapters! The Laurentian & Prairie Northern SETAC Annual General Meeting and Conference will take place the week of June 14-18, 2021 with a fantastic short course on Science Communication scheduled for June 17, 2021. Both events will be VIRTUAL.
Dr. Gail Krantzberg
Dr. Krantzberg is Professor of Engineering and Public Policy in the Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology at McMaster University offering Canada’s first Master’s Degree in Engineering and Public Policy. Gail completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in environmental science and freshwaters. She worked for the Ontario Ministry of Environment from 1988 to 2001, as Coordinator of Great Lakes Programs, and Senior Policy Advisor on Great Lakes. In her tenure there she was intensely engaged in binational Great Lakes science and policy venues, including direct interactions with the Great Lakes Commission, the Great Lakes Observing system, president of the International Association of Great Lakes Research, Board Member of the Canadian Water Foundation and Georgian Bay Forever, member of the International Joint Commission’s Water Quality Board, Sediment Priority Action Committee, Indicators Implementation Task Force, and Council of Great Lakes Research Managers. Dr. Krantzberg was the Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office of the International Joint Commission from 2001 to 2005. In 2007 she was appointed as an adjunct faculty member of the United Nations University Institute for Water and Environmental Health and participated in the twinning of the Laurentian and African Great Lakes (principally Lake Victoria). She has edited and co-authored 7 books and more than 160 scientific and policy articles on issues pertaining to ecosystem quality and sustainability and is a frequent speaker to media and the public. When not on the job, she enjoys family, photography, gardening and peace in the woods.
Bay Area Restoration Council
Chris McLaughlin has worked in the environmental sector since 1990 as an educator, author, researcher, consultant and chief executive. Chris is currently the executive director of the Bay Area Restoration Council, a non-profit corporation representing the public interest in the recovery of Hamilton Harbour. Chris holds a PhD from McMaster University for a study of Great Lakes policy and governance and an adjunct faculty appointment in its School of Geography & Earth Sciences, and also serves on the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board and the Canadian Environmental Law Association’s Healthy Great Lakes Advisory Committee.
Thank you to this year's sponsors:
STUDENT AWARDS OPORTUNITIES
The Laurentian and Prairie Northern SETAC AGM is a friendly venue for students to present and prepare for the larger conferences later in the year. We will be presenting student awards for best presentations at the undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels.
Best Presentation Awards: Available to Student Members of the respective chapters in good standing. Confirm during registration process that you want to be considered.
Student Conference Awards: As travelling to conferences our beyond our control for 2021, we will be supporting as many students as we can by awarding Student Conference Awards. Confirm during registration process that you want to be considered. Deadline May 21, 2021
We are also excited to bring you a Twitter Research Competition where students can share their research with the wider scientific community. To be in contention for awards associated with this competition, please indicate your submission to the competition (via the registration form), and you need to be a registered student member. Check out the link below for more information.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS VIEWABLE
TWITTER RESEARCH COMPETITION STARTS
1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM edt
AGM opening and welcome
plenary: Dr. gale krantzberg
"great lakes great responsibility"
lsetac and pnc chapter activities and business meeting
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm edt
plenary: dr. chris mclaughlin
"challenges in communicating progress: environmental quality and community engagement in hamilton harbour"
no virtual activities scheduled
student competition judging closes
at 11:59 pm edt
1:00 to 5:00 pm EDT
SHORT COURSE: DR. BRITTNEY G. BOROWIEC
SCIENCE COMMUNICATION FOR SCIENTISTS AND SCICOMM CLINIC
7:00 TO 10:00 EDT
2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM EDT
RESEARCH DISCUSSION SESSIONS (1 HOUR)
agm student award presentations