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Tuesday, September 20 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
(REF 20055 - Online Only) Fireside Chat - Being Sustainable in the Digital Age: The Challenge for Institutions

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As digital technologies become ever-more pervasive, so does their power to both help solve and further exacerbate our urgent sustainability challenges. How can large institutions – governments, corporations, higher education – deploy their resources to align their operations with the change, transparency, and equity that citizen-voters are calling for across our warming, storming globe?

Graham Carr, President of Montreal’s Concordia University, and Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, CEO of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ), and President of the International Network for Government Science Advice will discuss the role large research and teaching institutions can play to accelerate the transition.

Moderator
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Graham Carr

President & Vice Chancellor, Concordia University
Graham Carr is President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University. Ranked as thetop North American University under 50 years old, Concordia’s two Montreal campusesare home to 50,000 students from more than 150 countries.Graham’s previous leadership positions at Concordia include... Read More →

Speakers
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Rémi Quirion

Quebec Chief Scientist, CEO of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) & President INGSA
Professor Rémi Quirion is the inaugural Chief Scientist of Quebec since July 2011 (reappointed twice by different governments; longest serving Chief Scientist in the world). Elected President of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) in 2021 (over 6,000 members... Read More →

Conveners
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Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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