CANCELLED: Experimental learning for sustainability to be discussed at May 28 Scholars Hub Speakers Series event

Some of York University’s top academic minds will discuss themes around environmental changes during the Scholars Hub Speaker Series beginning Jan. 29. The series also marks the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES).

A partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries and York University’s Division of Advancement, the series titled “Environmental Changes” will feature talks and expertise from York faculty.

Jose Etcheverry

All events will take place at the Civic Centre Resource Library located at 2191 Major Mackenzie Dr. W. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

The next event in the series will feature Jose Etcheverry, associate professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, on May 28 with the presentation “Experimental Learning for Sustainability: Canada, Algeria and Chile.” This talk will summarize Etcheverry’s team’s experience building solar facilities for experiential learning in Canada, Algeria and Chile.

The series closes with:

• June 25 Sheila Colla, assistant professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, presenting “What’s the Buzz? Working Towards Pollinators Conservation in Canada.”
Colla has been researching the declines of native pollinators for more than a decade. She will describe the various types of pollinators we have and what we know about their conservation status and threats. She will also outline what we can all do to help protect wild pollinator populations.

The partnership is part of York University’s goals of community engagement and reputation building, with a unique collaboration that invites alumni, students, their families, and the public to engage in meaningful talks and discussions on the fascination of our environment.

Space for each talk is limited. For more information visit