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World Takes Notice of Environmental Graduate Research at Trent University

May 16, 2019

First-ever online seminar series by Trent grad students reaches around the globe

From left, Mary Claire Buell and Dr. Jana Farell are the founding student coordinators of the inaugural International Graduate Student Seminar Series, which runs every other week until July 31.
From left, Mary Claire Buell and Dr. Jana Farell are the founding student coordinators of the inaugural International Graduate Student Seminar Series, which runs every other week until July 31.

In a first-of-its-kind seminar series, created by Trent University students, Environmental Studies graduate students now have the opportunity to reach a global audience – from Beijing to Florida to Scotland – with their research.

The inaugural International Graduate Student Seminar Series, running now until July 31, offers Environmental students the chance to share research using a live, two-way video platform with audio capabilities, allowing for facilitated discussion and question-and-answer period.

This seminar series is organized through the International Institute for Environmental Studies (IIES); speakers are from the member institutions, which includes more than 20 universities on three continents, and graduate students from all of these universities are welcome to tune in and participate.

Presentations will take place every other week starting mid-May.

The founding student coordinators are Mary-Claire Buell, currently a fourth-year Environmental & Life Sciences (EnLS) PhD student and Dr. Jana Farell, who was an EnLS PhD student when they started working on this project about a year ago.

“As a graduate student-led initiative, this series provides a space for graduate students to share ideas and questions freely, providing a unique learning environment,” says Dr. Farell. “This is also a great opportunity for those who have participated in other IIES events to continue to develop their connections with colleagues from partner institutions.”

Registration will remain open until the last week in the series; see a lineup of presenters here.

Learn more about the Environmental and Life Sciences program.