Sustainability Archive

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Maison de la durabilité – Vortex (UNIL)

The “house of sustainability” is a student association conducting different projects on the UNIL campus (Vortex building).

Did you know?
– they host an object library from which you can borrow for free items such as a fondue pot, a hot plate and many other objects that are useful sometimes but bulky in everyone’s flat !
– they host a board game night every Thursday from 7 P.M. !
– they host a 2nd hand shop and a free distribution of unsold food given by major supermarkets from 4 P.M. on Fridays!
– they are working on an accessible radio program on Ecology science and also a bike sharing project. If you have an idea of project or would like to give a hand sometimes, do not hesitate to contact them!

The main website is in French but everyone or so can inform you about these projects in English.

Maison de la durabilité: https://www.asso-unil.ch/maisondeladurabilite/projets/
Castor Freegan: https://www.facebook.com/castorfreegan
Match my bike: https://www.matchmybike.ch/
Unipoly (THE EPFL-UNIL association that gathers tons of projects): https://unipoly.ch/

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Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) – workshops on SDGs for Early Career Researchers

Workshops on SDGs for Early Career ResearchersA series of free virtual workshops each focused on a UN Sustainable Development Goal will start in January.

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) – of which UNIL is a member – in collaboration with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and UNESCO, is holding a series of free virtual workshops, each thematically focused on a UN Sustainable Development Goal. The workshops will bring together early career researchers (ECRs) from all around the world (PhD students in their final year and post-docs), who are interested in establishing connections to colleagues in their field.

Format of the workshops
Each networking workshop lasts for 90 minutes, and will be launched by internationally distinguished speakers who will provide an overview of the major research opportunities and challenges in the broad topic domain. Following the introductory speakers, participants will break up into virtual meeting rooms, which will be set up according to the research interests (within the session’s SDG theme) indicated by participants during the registration process, so that they can develop their international networks and collaborations.Registrations to the first two workshops are open. Only researchers affiliated to UNIL or another WUN member university can register.

Climate action (27 January 2021)
Featuring as introductory speakers:

  • Mr. Ovais Sarmad , Deputy Executive Secretary (UN Assistant-Secretary General), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Professor Jacques Dubochet, Emeritus Professor of Biophysics and Nobel Laureate, University of Lausanne

More information
Registration

Quality Education (2 February 2021)
Featuring as introductory speakers:

  • Mrs. Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor at The University of Auckland and Chair of the WUN Partnership Board, The University of Auckland

More information
Registration