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In This August 2020 Newsletter:

GIER Webinars • Grant-Writing Program • GIER to Collaborate with the Conservation Through Reconciliation Partnership • New GIER Funding Opportunities: COMING SOON! • GIER Looking to Support Application to CIEE • Conversations with Art Performers • GIER Reaches over 100 Affiliate Members •FAQ - GIER's Activities • Ticks in The Walrus • Literature Review COVID-19 and the Environment • SDGs: Pandemic Reset • Andean Initiative • FREE Sustainability Courses •

GIER Webinars

GIER hosted the webinar “COVID-19, the Environment, and You” on June 25. Our panelists, Dr. Madhur Anand —Director of GIER— and Drs. John Fryxell and Robin Roth —affiliate members of GIER— shared their thoughts on the short and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the environment. We were delighted to have Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, MPP for Guelph join us as moderator! Did you miss our webinar? Fear not! You can now watch it on YouTube.

We are now organizing a second webinar on the climate emergency! Save the date: Thursday, October 15th, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm EDT. You could win admission tickets to see the ALARM - Responding to Our Climate Emergency exhibitions at THEMUSEUM!

Grant-Writing Program

If you are an Affiliate Member who is applying for new research funding opportunities related to environmental interdisciplinary research, we can help with grant-writing. 

Please get in touch with us at

GIER to Collaborate with the Conservation Through Reconciliation Partnership

GIER has partnered with the Conservation Through Reconciliation Partnership (CRP) to foster Indigenous research and engagement programs, support to work of affiliate members who collaborate with Indigenous peoples, and advance UofG's reconciliation and decolonization initiatives.

GIER and the CRP are preparing a report on Indigenous research projects conducted across all seven colleges of UofG. The objective of this report is to show how we can weave Indigenous knowledge and Western science to tackle complex sustainability issues. 

Do you conduct research with Indigenous peoples? Would you like your research to be highlighted in this report? Please send us an email!

New GIER Funding Opportunities: COMING SOON!

Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming emails announcing brand new GIER funding opportunities in the fall! 

GIER Looking to Support Application to CIEE

The Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution (CIEE) seeks proposals for new Virtual Working Groups. GIER would like to support one interdisciplinary proposal from UofG, especially one that is targeted to the CIEE special topic stream on improvements to the equity, diversity and inclusiveness of Canada’s ecology and evolution research community. Please send us an email ( to discuss your ideas with Dr. Madhur Anand, Director of GIER.

Conversations with Art Performers

We are looking for Affiliate Members who would enjoy a conversation with artists to discuss environmental topics from an interdisciplinary perspective. This is a collaboration with The Arctic Cycle. Interested? Please get in touch!

GIER Reaches over 100 Affiliate Members

Curious about who they are and their areas of expertise? You can read about them here.

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