Breaking boundaries in water research


In late June, the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) in collaboration with the Toronto Region Board of Trade, hosted the Great Lakes Sustainable Growth Forum. This significant event united leaders from various sectors to tackle critical challenges, explore how to responsibly grow the Great Lakes regional economy, and protect the Great Lakes - one of North America's key economic regions.

Two students from the faculties of Science and Mathematics are exploring new ways to bring cultivated seafood to the table. Kevin Shen (BCS ’24) and Rikard Saqe’s idea to apply computational modelling to understand how fish cells grow and transform, has earned them more than $700,000 in grants from the Good Food Institute (GFI), Mitacs and New Harvest to scale their research efforts.   

This year, from August 11-15, the International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress & Exhibition will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto, Ontario. This prestigious conference is a global event for water professionals, covering the entire water cycle and drawing over 10,000 experts, thought leaders, decision-makers, researchers, and business representatives. The focus will be on innovative water solutions that shape the future of water management.