PEOPLE Newsletter – June 16, 2021

PEOPLE Member & Partner News

Dr. Feiyue Wang – 2021 Winner of the Environment Division R&D Dima Award

Congratulations to PEOPLE member Dr. Feiyue Wang (University of Manitoba) for winning the CIC’s Environment Division Research and Development Dima Award. The Environment Division R&D Dima Award is presented for distinguished contributions to research and/or development in the fields of environmental chemistry or environmental chemical engineering, while working in Canada.

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Highlighting OFI Priorities During World Ocean Week 2021

World Ocean Week 2021 is an opportunity to profile the Ocean Frontier Institute and their commitment to cutting edge ocean research, exciting collaboration with industry to drive innovation, and work with their international network to lead global conversations on the critical importance of a sustainable ocean.

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PEOPLE Events & CREATE Program

Call for Abstract: LEADERS & PEOPLE 2021 Virtual Symposium

We invite all students & postdocs of PEOPLE Network to present at the LEADERS & PEOPLE 2021 Virtual Symposium on Environmental Research and Career Training, July 20-22, co-hosted with the LEADERS Program (led by Queen’s University).

Submission deadline: June 28, 2021

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Call for paper: Special Issue on Water Management in a Changing Climate, Environmental Systems Research (Springer)


Submission deadline for first batch of publication: June 30, 2021

PEOPLE CREATE program update

The program is preparing for the first progress report to NSERC for August 2021 and planning future events.

Open Application

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) request for proposal to develop the 50 – 30 Challenge toolkit

The Government of Canada is launching a request for proposal for the development of tools and resources for Canadian organizations to implement equality, diversity and inclusion practices within their workforce. The What Works Toolkit will be available to all 50 – 30 Challenge participants and all Canadian organizations.

Submit applications by July 12, 2021

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Call for Applications: The 50 – 30 Challenge Ecosystem Funding

The Government of Canada is issuing this call for applications for organizations interested in supporting the 50 – 30 Challenge participants in adopting diversity practices in their organizations. Ecosystem partners will be awarded a three year, non-repayable Contribution Agreement with a minimum value of $3M and a maximum value of $10M.

Application deadline: July 19, 2021

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PhD positions: NRPOP Laboratory, Memorial University, Canada

The Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory is seeking enthusiastic and motivated PhD students, starting Fall (September), Winter (January), or Spring (May) semester. The students will be fully funded and conduct modeling and/or experimental research on emerging contaminants. Please see attached flyer for details.

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