Suncor employees monitoring wetlands (courtesy Suncor)

Raising the bar on sustainable wetlands

A panel event in recognition of World Water Day 2021
Online | Mar. 25, 12:00 p.m. MT

Recognize World Water Day 2021

You are invited to attend a lunch-hour panel in recognition of World Water Day 2021. This year, World Water Day is about what water means to people, its true value, and how we can better protect this vital resource.  On March 25, 2021, the Faculty of Science, in partnership with Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), will highlight collaborative research projects involving wetland reclamation and ecosystem health in Alberta. Join us to hear our panel of experts discuss how industry and academic collaborations are vital to building an innovative economy. Then, we will open up the conversation to hear from you.

About the event

We are pleased to welcome as our panelists: 

  • Wes Jickling (BA'01) Chief Executive, COSIA
  • Dr. Jan Ciborowski, professor, NSERC/COSIA Industrial Research Chair in Oil Sands Wetland Reclamation, Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Kelly Munkittrick, professor, Campus Alberta Innovation Program Chair in Aquatic Ecosystem Health, Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Cathy Ryan (moderator), associate dean, research and graduate education, Faculty of Science

Date:  Thursday, March 25, 2021

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. MT

The Faculty of Science is home to world-class researchers delivering innovative solutions to ensure Alberta and Canada achieve breakthroughs and leadership in a rapidly evolving global energy sector. Working together with industry, government and other universities, we are sharpening our innovative edge and tackling the big questions facing the world today.

Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is a unique alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands. COSIA enables collaboration and innovation between thinkers from industry, government, academia and the wider public to improve measurement, accountability and performance in the oil sands across our environmental priority areas of greenhouse gases, land, water and tailings. COSIA members search the world for solutions to our toughest problems. And we have some of the best minds on the planet working on technologies to enable further responsible and sustainable development.