Monthly Archives: June 2010

Congratulations to our Environmental Challenge International Competition Team!

SEEDS would like to extend congratulations to our team who competed in Calgary last week to gain a successful 4th place finish in the Environmental Challenge International Competition winning $2000. Ravindren Krishnasamy, Matthew Russel, Michelle Chiasson, and Luz Puentes Jacome did a terrific job representing Carleton, SEEDS, and the Ottawa Valley Chapter of the AWMA in the competition. They composed a proposal for both an engineering design and public relations solution for a hypothetical oil sands company. Ziyad Muslat also worked on the proposal with the team but was not able to travel to Calgary. Congratulations to the whole team!

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Dodgeball Wednesdays

Source: CBC News Edmonton

This Wednesday (and every Wednesday after that), lets have a friendly game of dodgeball! Dodgeball is an easy and fun game where opposing teams try to tag players with balls to get them “out” of the game. The team with the last player standing wins. No special skills or equipment are required. Need to know more about dodgeball? Go here. Have questions the event? Email

Hope to see you there!

  • What: Dodgeball
  • Where: In the grassy field adjacent to P7 (Carleton)
  • When: Wednesday, 4pm

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AWMA Breakfast Seminar (with a GREAT student price!)

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) would to invite you to their next breakfast seminar to take place at the Courtyard Restaurant, 21 George St. on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 7:30 a.m.

Their guest speaker will be Mr. Jean Cinq-Mars, Québec’s Sustainable Development Commissioner, who will present the “Perspective from Québec’s Sustainable Development Commissioner“. There will have a full breakfast and an interesting formal presentation followed by a Q&A period. As usual, there will also be an opportunity to network with other attendees.

To encourage student participation, the A&WMA has a set the student price at $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

  • Date: Monday, June 28, 2010
  • Time: 7:30 am (breakfast starts at 7:45)
  • Location: The Courtyard Restaurant, 21 George St. (map)
  • Admission:
      • AWMA Members: $25 ($30 after June 23rd)
      • Non-members: $30 ($35 after June 23rd)
      • Students: $5 A&WMA members ($10 non-members)
  • RSVP: Ms. Valerie Douglas at or by calling 613-248-3333
  • Special Note: if for any reason you have RSVPed but can no longer attend, please cancel your reservation at least 48 hours before the breakfast, as all meals are pre-ordered.

Presentation Overview:
We can make a difference! After 8 months in the job, Mr. Cinq-Mars will present the essentials of his new position as Québec Sustainable Development Commissioner, including:

  • The legal basis for sustainable development in Québec and in Canada;
  • Tangible application and impacts of sustainable development audits; and,
  • Recent, and future potential, sustainable development audits.

If you think that a Government Sustainable Development Commissioner’s impact is limited to government institutions, you may have to change your mind.

About the Speaker:
Mr. Cinq-Mars was appointed Québec’s Sustainable Development Commissioner in September 2009. Before holding this position, he served as a consultant in the sustainable development, environment, natural resources and governance fields. Before becoming a consultant, Mr. Cinq-Mars held the position of President of Wildlife Habitat Canada. He also served as President of the National Forest Strategy Coalition from 2004 to 2006. From 1997 to 2001, he was head of the Pollution Prevention and Control Division of the OECD. From 1984 to 1997, Mr. Cinq-Mars held the positions of Director, Canada Wildlife Service and then Director, Environmental Protection for Québec with Environment Canada. Mr. Cinq-Mars is a member of the Air and Waste Management Association and treasurer of the
International Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment. He holds degrees in biology and public administration.

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