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Fresh Voices Webinar Series

Change Your Perspective with Fresh Voices

The Fresh Voices webinar series was designed to shine a light on the ideas, perspectives and research priorities of the new faculty members across campus doing work related to city building. Presented in fall 2021, it includes environmental chemists, architects, planners and engineers whose research contributes to building healthier, more resilient urban systems, places and communities.

We invite you to watch our recordings and catch up on these fascinating informal research talks.

Plastic Additives: an overlooked risk for our urban drinking water? 

With Dr. Roxana Suehring, presented October 7, 2021

In this session, we talk with Dr. Roxana Suehring about her research into toxic contaminants in water, and the intersections of city building and environmental chemistry. 

Activating Open Spaces and Creative Placemaking 

With Victor Perez-Amado, presented November 3, 2021

In this session, we talk with architect and urban designer Victor Perez-Amado about his approach to creating places and spaces that enliven and increase wellbeing in cities.

Creating Inclusive Neighbourhoods for People Living with Dementia 

With Dr. Samantha Biglieri, presented November 25, 2021

In this session, Urban planner and scholar Dr. Samantha Biglieri speaks to her research involving people living with dementia, and the ways we can work to understand their needs and build more inclusivity into our neighbourhoods and cities.

Dealing with (Massive) Urban Change in Japan 

With Dr. Will Galloway, presented October 20, 2021

In this session, Dr. Will Galloway presents some of his recent projects in Japan, and discusses his ideas about urban change, resilience and adaptation.

Wastewater Biorefinery and Urban Health

With Dr. Rania Hamza, presented November 17, 2021

In this session, Dr. Rania Hamza details her research that fuses science and engineering to produce new wastewater treatment methods that she describes as "wastewater upcycling."