How can sustainability research be translated into real-world changes?

Charting a course from knowledge to action on sustainability.

Streamed live: Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 p.m. EDT

Making progress in sustainability depends upon our ability to effectively transfer knowledge and research from the laboratory to the people and organizations that can effect real change. What’s the best way to make this ‘knowledge to action’ framework function? What are the challenges and opportunities of working in partnership with government, industry and local communities?

Watch the final episode of a four-part series of the Made by McGill webcasts on sustainability as we sit down with McGill experts and members of the McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative from the areas of biology, engineering and international development discuss this key challenge.


Sidney Omelon, BEng’94, MEng’98, Department of Materials Engineering; former Guest Scientist, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.

Blane Harvey, Assistant Professor and William Dawson Scholar, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Faculty of Education; Affiliate Member, McGill Institute for the Study of International Development.

Andrew Gonzalez, Professor, FRSC, Department of Biology; Liber Ero Chair in Conservation Biology; founding director of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science; Co-Chair, Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network, Co-Lead, McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative, Adapting Urban Environments research theme.

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