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IEEED Speaker Series: A Realistic Transition to Environmental Sustainability – the time for small moves is over

March 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


SARIT Scholarship Program ( has launched a Scholarship Competition for Canada’s University Students. Participating students will win nearly $250,000 in prizes and micromobility electric vehicles by submitting an essay to SARIT Scholarship entitled: “If you were the Prime Minister of Canada, what clear-cut policies and principles would you establish to improve the economy while also enhancing the environment?”

CIFAL York and BEST at Lassonde School of Engineering are organizing the IEEED speaker series. The purpose of the IEEED webinar series is to give experts, from academia, the media, and professional organizations, the opportunity to bring their perspectives to the challenge of how we might BOTH improve the economy and protect the environment. The speaker series is designed to provide thought provoking insights to help students develop ideas where they can integrate these two perspectives and relevant UN SDGs for their essay.


Ali Asgary, CIFAL York Director & Andrew Maxwell, Bergeron Chair in Technology Entrepreneurship
Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, Toronto: Organizers and Host
Lina Brand Correa, Assistant Professor from York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change Mar. 9 A Realistic Transition to Environmental sustainability
Idil Boran, Assoiate Professor and CIFAL York Associate Director Mar. 16 TBA
Steve Cohen & Nelson Switzer, Managing Partner, Climate Innovation Capital Mar. 23 A Realistic Transition to Environmental sustainability “The time for small moves is over: what does it take to hunt the mighty Gigacorn and solve the climate crisis?”



March 23
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Eastern Standard Time Zone GA


Ali Asgary