Do you have a passion for environmental sustainability? Are you interested in learning how we can construct a more sustainable future through the built environment? Do you want to find out how sustainable buildings can bring us to net zero as well as support other sustainability goals for waste management, biodiversity and social sustainability? Then this event is for you!


Date & Time: November 18, 2020 - 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Location:  Online Event
Hosted by: Students of the University of Ottawa's M.Sc. Environmental Sustainability program


In collaboration with the Smart Prosperity Institute, the students of the University of Ottawa's M.Sc. Environmental Sustainability program invite you to learn about sustainable building and getting to net zero! Join us to learn from and get connected to the brightest minds in the industry!

Facilitated through Zoom, this event includes an expert panel discussion, an open forum Q&A and an opportunity to mingle in a small group setting.

Our expert panel speakers:

Sonja Persram, President and CEO of Sustainable Alternatives Consulting Inc.

Jessica O'Brien, Environmental Specialist at Sustainable Buildings National Centre of Expertise, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Scott McCready, CEO of Feris Build Tech



11:20 – 11:30: Attendee Entrance

11:30 – 11:40: Greetings and Speaker Introductions

11:40 – 12:10: Speaker Presentations

12:10 – 12:40: Moderated Q&A

12:40 – 12:50: Open forum Q&A

12:50 – CLOSE: Optional Breakout Room Mixer



Register with an email that you check daily. A Zoom invitation will be sent to that email the day of the event. A few days before the event you will receive an email with information about the speakers, a schedule and a link to submit questions for the expert panel. On the day of, please join the Zoom call 10 minutes prior to the start of the event (11:20am).

Although this is an online event, we want to acknowledge that this event and our activities as a group broadly take place on traditional and unceded Indigenous territory. As students of the University of Ottawa, we pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future.


Register today!