Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design

2022 Symposium details coming soon

Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design

Each year the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) at McGill University and the Institut de l’énergie Trottier (IET) at Polytechnique Montréal take turns hosting this event. Made possible through the generous support of Dr. Lorne Trottier, this is a forum for students, professors, government, and industry professionals to connect with the general public on advancements for sustainability through engineering and design. This series has been made possible by the generous gift from the Trottier Family Foundation
2021
Energy objective: decarbonize while reinventing society
2020
Lessons from a Pandemic: Solutions for Addressing the Climate Change Crisis
2019
Climate change: Passively suffer or reinvent our societies
2018
RESILIENCE: Planning for Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change
2017
RESILIENCE: Planning for Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change
2016
Renewables: What holds us back? What moves us ahead?
2015
Energy in Quebec and Canada: A Conversation Starter
2014
Engineering our Prosperity: Sustainable Cities and Industries in the 21st Century

"We use immense quantities of resources to enjoy things today, but not to build things that will last for the next 100 years, and this approach comes at a great expense to the earth."

Highlighted past speakers

DR. MICHAEL E. MANN, PHD
Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State and director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).

DR. NAOMI ORESKES, PHD

Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.

Valérie Masson-Delmotte, PHD

Climatologist and Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group I Valérie Masson-Delmotte will discuss climate change, its impacts, and how to mitigate it.

Mario Tremblay

Vice President, Corporate and Public Affairs – Fonds de solidarité FTQ Mario Tremblay will discuss the solutions to be implemented, to act concretely and, above all, in a sustainable and equitable manner for the whole of society.