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#ELA50 Science Symposium: From Canada’s Lakes to the World

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Join us on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the University of Manitoba for a day-long science symposium that explores the past, present and future of IISD Experimental Lakes Area—the world's freshwater laboratory.

This event has now passed. You can see photos from the science symposium here, and you can access some of the presentations below.

The day will consist of a series of vibrant presentations and discussions on our unique approach of whole ecosystem research and the policy impact it has had around the globe.

We will take you on a journey from the early days of exploring the role of phosphorus on algal blooms and the value of whole-lake experimentation, to groundbreaking research on synthetic estrogen, reservoirs and dams, selenium and oil spills.

Key figures from the history of the site will be presenting, along with researchers who are now pushing the site, and its research portfolio, forward into the next 50 years.

Register for free here.

If you're an IISD-ELA alumnus, please then join us the day after to reunite with all of your alumni friends and celebrate your time at the world's freshwater laboratory. More details here.

Event details

  • September 14, 2018

  • Marshall McLuhan Hall, University of Manitoba

  • 66 Chancellors Circle Winnipeg