4 O'clock Forum is a monthly seminar series for Macdonald researchers and graduate students to be exposed to scientific advancements related to their own fields of research as well as other scientific areas. Graduate and undergraduate students can benefit from these academic opportunities, all of which are aimed at stimulating critical discussions about contemporary research and issues in the agriculture and environment, to foster increased interactions among the Macdonald faculty, and to highlight our ability to deliver outstanding scientific contributions.
This month's speaker is Dr Elena Bennett, Associate Professor, Natural Resource Sciences and McGill School of Environment
Everyone is welcome to attend.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Elena Bennett received her BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1994, earned her MSc in Land Resources in 1999 (U. Wisconsin) and her PhD in Limnology and Marine Sciences in 2002 (U. Wisconsin). She is co-chair of the international Future Earth core project ecoSERVICES, which aims to set the research agenda for ecosystem services for the coming decade. Dr. Bennett was a Leopold Leadership Fellow (2012), and a Trottier Public Policy Professor (2013-2014). At McGill, she has won awards for undergraduate teaching, graduate supervision, and contributions to campus sustainability. Her Montérégie Connection project won the Alice Johannsen prize for contribution to conservation of the natural heritage of the Mont Saint Hilaire region. In 2012, she was selected to be one of two representatives of the Royal Society of Canada at the Summer Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum held in Tianjin, China. In 2015, she was named one of six NSERC Steacie Fellows.