The Centre hosts its local bi-annual graduate student symposium on water related research for students at RMC and Queen's University. This symposium is aimed to improve the flow and communication of ideas by bringing together researchers who are often separated by departments or schools. Graduate students from both Queen's University and RMC are invited to submit abstracts to showcase their work through 10-20 minute presentations.
This student run symposium gives graduate students an opportunity to present their research at every stage from ideas to a finished product, and to show the wide diversity of fields of study that all have one thing in common: water.
At Queen’s and RMC there is a wide spectrum of fields and research interests and in order to embrace this diversity, the core themes of this symposium will be:
•Water governance – climate change, policy, etc.
•Water use – energy, sustainability, human water relations, etc
•Water resources – lakes and rivers, watersheds, ecosystems, biodiversity, brownfields,
•Water quality – health, ecotoxicology, biochemical parameters, etc