Panel to Explore Sustainable Community Living

January 28, 2009 - Campus Bulletin

The University of Guelph has a key role to play in finding innovative ways to put Guelph on the cutting edge of sustainable communities in North America. Prof. Kevin Hall, U of G's new vice-president (research), will discuss the role of innovation as a driver for sustainable communities in Ontario Feb. 2 at a lunchtime event organized by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).

Hall will be one of the panellists discussing “A New Ontario: Making Sustainable Communities Work,” the latest in the OCE’s Mind to Market Innovation series.

The other panellists will be Hugh MacLeod, associate deputy minister for Ontario’s Climate Change Secretariat, and Jasmine Urisk, vice-chair of Guelph Hydro Inc. The moderator of the panel will be Guelph Mayor Karen Farbridge.

U of G is one of the partners contributing to Guelph’s Sustainable Community Energy Plan, aimed at reducing the city’s carbon footprint and creating economic opportunities.

Hall joined U of G Jan. 1 from Queen’s University, where he was head of the department of civil engineering, director of the Centre for Water and the Environment and chair of the advisory board of the Institute for Population and Public Health.

The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre, 50 Stone Rd. W. Tickets are $55 for the general public, $25 for students. More information and registration are available online.

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