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Sustainability Night Call for Presenters

January 14, 2019 — 

Sustainability Night is an evening of innovative ideas and stories from our campus and beyond on how we can reduce our impact on the planet and make our day-to-day actions and systems more sustainable. A call for presenters is on now and we need your passion and desire for change to make the event a success!

The theme of Sustainability Night 2019 is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a healthier and more sustainable future for all. They are basis on which our renewed U of M Sustainability Strategy is being built. The SDGs address global challenges, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030. Each presenter will highlight how their initiative is helping progress the SDGs.

Sustainability Night will feature six PechaKucha 20×20 format presentations (see info below) followed by a panel discussion. A wine and cheese reception will cap off the night giving participants the opportunity to chat with presenters and share ideas amongst other like-minded community members.

Event details:

Date: Thursday, March 7

Time: Doors Open 6:00, Presentations and Panel 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Sustainability Awards 8:00 – 8:15 PM, Networking Wine & Cheese 8:15 – 9 PM

Location: Schultz Theatre, St. John’s College, 91 Ralph Campbell Road, Fort Garry Campus


What is a PechaKucha Presentation?

PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and the presenter will talk along to the images. For this event, presenters are asked to come up with an idea, project or general talk related to one of the five topic areas of the event. After the presentations are complete, students, faculty and staff will be encouraged to ask the presenters questions during the informal meet and greet session at the end of the evening.  


Interested in presenting at Sustainability Night? Apply Now!


Applications Due: Monday, February 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Questions? Email sustainability [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Successful candidates will be notified via email with further details about the event by Tuesday, February 19.

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