13 November 2015 at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Inaugural WWHSDC Conference at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University

 Find the program schedule here

Theme of the Conference: Collaboration for Sustainable Communities

 Host: Worldwide Holistic Sustainable Development Cooperation (WWHSDC) and Environmental Policy Institute and collaborative partners.

Sponsoring Partners: Grenfell AVP office (Academic & Research), GCSU, GSU, Engagement Office, Navigate, Student Innovation Fund, Scholarship in Arts Fund

Venue: GCSU Lounge & AS Atrium, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 Date: 13 November, 2015 on Friday.

 Target Audience: Faculty members and researchers, Graduate students, Undergraduate students, Local community groups and government agencies and NGOs

 Short overview of the organization: WWHSDC, which is an initiative championed by graduate students of the Grenfell campus-Master of Arts in Environmental Policy Program, is a non-profit organization. It was recently created in 2014 with the goal of raising awareness and promoting practical models for sustainable development through cooperation and collaboration and in doing so, striving to reconcile economic growth with environmental interests and the protection of unique societal practices, cultures, and traditions. Currently we have an active website (http://www.hsdni.org/) which hosts an international journal and a blog, among others.

As a growing international organization with roots in the Grenfell community, it is with great enthusiasm we seek collaboration with diverse stakeholders to partner academically, and financially and otherwise in facilitating our inaugural event in November, 2015.

 Event goals:

*  An innovative way to build strong partnerships and collaboration on sustainable community issues with different stakeholders ranging from Grenfell Campus students, faculties and staff, International environmental certification organizations, Government agencies and NGOs, plus local/traditional organizations in Corner Brook and on the West Coast of Newfoundland.

 * The inaugural conference/workshop will signal the official launching of the WWHSDC’s academic journal (Journal for Worldwide Holistic Sustainable Development-JWHSD) and will be the first of what we hope will become an annual conference. This will help fill a vacuum by championing a platform for annual conferences and an academic journal supported by the Grenfell community.

 * This initiative will be the first in a series aiming to project sustainability collaboration and networking opportunities at the Environmental Policy Institute, Grenfell Campus and Corner Brook community to the world.

 * We want to hear from you! This event will host a Q&A session/forum aiming to identify the most pressing sustainability issues in the community and desirable ways to deal with them.

 For registration: Registration form for conference at Grenfell-2015