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Environmental Challenge International (ECi) Competition 
Read The Tweak posted 6/19/19.
Student teams participate in a competition where they devise an environmental solution to a real-world problem and gain experience with proposing effective solutions taking into consideration site conditions, multiple parties' needs, and external events. 

Get your team together now and start planning your strategy! Register your team by June 7 by emailing Check out this year's ECi problem and protocol and get ready. 
ECi Poster Judging will be on Tuesday, June 25 and final presentations will be on Wednesday, June 26, followed by the Student Awards Ceremony and Reception

Student platform paper presentations will be held throughout the technical program, Tuesday through Thursday.  See your fellow students present their research as platform presentations throughout the week.  

Technical and Student Poster Session
Tuesday, June 25, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Exhibit Hall 
Student Welcome Reception and Program Orientation 
Tuesday, June 25, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Room 203 

Students participating in the Student Poster Competition, and the Environmental Challenge International (ECi) are invited to meet and network with fellow students from around the world. Poster setup guidelines and ECi rules will be reviewed and attendees can enjoy light refreshments.
New this year!  Student Keynote 
"From Research to Politics: How We Can Promote Science in Public Policy"
Tuesday, June 25, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Room 203

Immediately following the Welcome Reception, the Student Keynote will be presented by the Honorable Senator Rosa Galvez. (View bio

Academia 101: How to Apply for and Get a Faculty Position
Tuesday, June 25, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm, Room 203

Presented by:  Emile-Jade Poliquin, Ph.D., Research Grant Officer, Research and Valorization Department, INRS

Students and Young Professionals interested in pursuing jobs in academia are invited to learn about the academic job search process and how to prepare for an academic job. This is also an opportunity to meet with university representatives.

Student Poster Competition and ECi Poster Judging 
Tuesday, June 25, 2:45 pm - 5:30 pm, Exhibit Hall 

Students will present their posters to the judges during this year’s Student Poster Competition.  The competition recognizes student posters to be the best among those considered in the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral categories. Awards for exceptional posters will be provided at the Student Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, June 26.

ECi Final Presentations
Wednesday, June 26, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Room 203

Watch top ranking ECi teams present their final solutions incorporating the "tweak" they received prior to the conference. 

Student Awards Ceremony and Reception
Wednesday, June 26, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Room 203

All students and professional participating in student program activities are invited to honor exceptional students who have received scholarships, poster awards, thesis and dissertation awards, and ECi competition awards. Light refreshments served. 

Young Professional/Student Networking Reception 
Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Bistro L'Atelier624 Grande Allée Est

Join A&WMA students and young professionals for a fun evening of networking in a casual environment at Bistro L'Atelier.  This popular event draws many students, YPs, and seasoned professionals looking for a little fun. With five stories and a chic industrial atmosphere, L'Atelier offers excellent food and a wide variety of drinks. Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. 
Cost $30 Tickets must be purchased in advance. Pre-registration required. 
Important Travel and Visa Information 
It is required to have a valid passport or visa to travel into Canada and is the responsibility of all presenters and attendees to obtain the necessary documents in advance.