PEOPLE 2023 – Invited Speakers

Opening Speakers

Dr. Graham Carr

President and Vice-Chancellor
Concordia University, Canada

Dr. Dominique Bérubé

Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies

Concordia University, Canada

Dr. Tana Allen

Acting Vice-President (Research)
Memorial University, Canada

Marie-Andrée Mauger

Borough mayor
Executive committee member

Dr. Bing Chen

Director, PEOPLE Network

Plenary Keynote Speakers*

Technical Keynote Speakers*

Dr. Howard Alper, OC, FRSC

Officer & Companion, Order of Canada; Fellow and former President, Royal Society of Canada; Distinguished University Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada

Speech Title: Shaping The Future of a Nation Through Science, Technology, and Innovation

Mr. Mark Biagi

Marine Division Manager Snuneymuxw First Nation, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Speech Title: Traditional Knowledge is the Aboriginal Peoples Key Contribution to Science and to Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Food Security

Dr. Ibrahim M. Banat, FRSB

Fellow, Royal Society of Biology; Professor, Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster, UK

Speech Title: Biosurfactants: Promising Bioactive Molecules for Tackling Petroleum Related Environmental Contamination Challenges

Dr. James (Jim) Brydie

Director, Upstream & Environment, CanmetENERG, Natural Resources Canada, Canada

Speech Title: Environmental Organic Pollutants: An Overview of Natural Resources Canada Research and Opportunities

Dr. Jinren Ni, FCAS

Fellow, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Boya Chair Professor, Peking University; Director, State Environmental Protection Key Lab All Materials Fluxes in River Ecosystems, China

Dr. Saeid Eslamian

Professor, Department of Water Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Director of Center of Excellence in Risk Management and Natural Hazards, Iran

Special Invited Speaker

Dr. Jinhui (Jeanne) Huang

Professor, General Director of Sino-Canada Joint R&D Centre on Water and Environmental Safety, Nankai University, China 

Dr. Zhen (Jason) He

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Hazardous Materials
Laura & William Jens Professor
Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis, US

Special Talk: Meet the Editor: stories behind journal publications

Dr. Xing-Fang Li

Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1)
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Alberta
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science

Dr. Jinxia Liu

Associate Professor, Associate Chair of Civil Engineering (Student Affairs), Director of Brace Water Center; Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University, Canada

Dr. Yong Liu

Associate professor & Associate Dean, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, China

Dr. Cameron McCartney

Senior Policy Advisor, National Research Council Canada, Canada

Dr. David C. Natcher

Professor & UArctic Chair; Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Dr. Xiangliang Pan

Professor, College of Environment, Zhejiang University of Technology, China

Speech Title: Biomineralization and Bioremediation

Dr. Nathalie Tufenkji, FCAE

Professor & Canada Research Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, Associate Director, Brace Center for Water Resources Management, McGill University, Canada

Dr. Caterina Valeo

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering | University of Victoria, Canada
Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering | University of Calgary, Canada

Dr. Katrin Vorkamp

Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Arctic Research Centre - Arctic Research Centre, Roskilde, Denmark

Dr. Dongxiao Wang

Professor & Dean, School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

(* Alphabetical order)

(* Alphabetical order)

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