Celebrate Science: Homecoming 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022 – 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Richcraft Hall | 2nd Floor Conference Rooms

Calling all faculty, staff, students, and alumni! We cannot wait to welcome you back for the start of the academic year. The celebration starts early this year as we invite you to a welcome back event as part of Carleton’s Homecoming festivities. Join us on Friday, September 16 at the Richcraft Hall Atrium as we celebrate our shared past, present, and future in the Faculty of Science with food, drinks, and more. The Faculty of Science is pleased to host Chancellor’s Professor and Carleton Science alumnus Lenore Fahrig. We will also host a Science Students Expo featuring all science clubs and societies and end the night with a special outdoor Chemistry Magic Show at the Academic Quad. Register below!

Keynote Speaker

Lenore Fahrig, Chancellor’s Professor, Carleton University

Lecture Title: “The value of small spaces for biodiversity conservation”

One of our greatest conservation challenges is to protect the thousands of species whose natural habitats occur in the regions where humans grow food. Wherever climate and soil allow agriculture, large amounts of natural habitat have been cut down, drained, and ploughed under. Current protected areas do not adequately protect the species native to these human-dominated regions. I address the question, how can we configure human-dominated regions to best protect their native species, while still producing food for people? We find that agricultural landscapes containing small crop fields, sprinkled throughout with large numbers of small natural areas will best sustain biodiversity. Biodiversity conservation will require a shift in priorities towards protection of the small spaces near people.

Event Schedule

4:30pm – Event starts including Keynote Address from Dr. Lenore Fahrig

5:30pm – Students Societies and Clubs Expo

7:00pm – Special Outdoor Chemistry Magic Show at the Academic Quad