|INTRODUCING YORK'S UNFCCC DELEGATES|
|Professor Muhammad Yousaf (Chemistry) & Professor Idil Boran
(Philosophy) will be representing YorkU in Qatar
Professor Yusuf will be bringing his science-perspective to the COP, as he seeks to understand exactly how the science of climate change is regarded by the policy makers, and politicians. Professor Boran is carrying out a research which re-examines climate change policy, with a special focus on the challenges for decision-making, both at the individual and the societal level. Click here to read more.
|DAVID MILLER - NATIONS TALK. CITIES ACT. |
IRIS Speaker Series Recap
Did you miss David Miller's lecture on how the city can cut the energy costs while creating green employment opportunities?
Visit our IRIS Director Blog to read Professor Dawn Bazely's highlights of the event. If that's not enough, we have recorded the presentation for you to enjoy in full on your own time.
|STUDENT BLOG: "MOBILIZING AROUND CAMPUS FOOD"|
|Sustainable food options at YorkU
Check out our IRIS Student Speak blog post on the need for healthy and sustainable alternative food options at York. Building on the work that IRIS has already done. This blog post provides a commentary on how to build on the existing infrastructure and the need to support the existing initiatives present at York. Read more here...
|FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY FILM FESTIVAL - FOOD:|
CALL FOR SUBMISSION
|The 2nd Annual Focus on Sustainability Film Festival returns to YorkU in winter 2013. We want your film submissions to screen!
In addition to feature films, panel discussions, and prizes with a food theme, the upcoming festival also gives local filmmakers in the York University community an opportunity to have their food-related films featured. Festival presenters will choose one prize-winning film to be highlighted and up to three runner-up films to be exhibited. Click here to read more about the submission requirements, which are due January 10th.
More About IRIS and this Newsletter
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability is a university-wide research centre that pursues an interdisciplinary approach to the challenges of sustainability. Through our collaborations on sustainability related research projects and innovative initiatives, we hope to generate awareness amongst the York University community of our social, natural and economic spheres, while engaging students, staff and faculty in action that creates change on campus and beyond.
The IRIS Newsletter is a way to keep you informed about what we are up to so that you can drop by an event, get involved, or just learn about what research projects we are currently undertaking. The Newsletter is sent out once or twice per month, highlighting the IRIS, York University, and broader community's sustainability news and events!