ACE is the place for students to learn, grow and connect with environmental professionals!

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. 


Environmental Challenge International (ECi) Competition 
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! This year’s ECi problem will be posted in February.
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.  

The Student Poster Presentations and Contest will be on Tuesday, June 25 in the 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.
New this year!  The conference kick-off for students on Tuesday, June 25 will include the following activities:
Student Welcome Reception
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

Students participating in the Student Paper, 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.
Student Keynote 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Academia 101: How to Apply for and Get a Faculty Position
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm 

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.