Timelines and Details

Live-streamed keynotes

Watch all the keynotes live-streamed, or catch the recordings, on the David Suzuki Foundation’s website



The following offers an outline of the conference schedule. The date and time of individual presentations and special sessions will be determined by the end of April, as will details for the public events. Participants are encouraged to arrive in Waterloo on Wednesday and join us for the evening opening keynote and networking event. The registration desk will be open at the venue starting Wednesday (22) afternoon. 

Download the full program here.



Presentations & Programming

The CANSEE 2019 Scientific Committee completed double-blind peer reviews on all presentation submissions and sent out acceptances in March. If you intend to present at CANSEE 2019, please register to secure your spot in the conference program. A final program of detailed presentation content will be available at the start of May. Note all keynote panels will be livestreamed and archived.


Volunteer Opportunities

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist in the transcribing of conference presentations and to sit on the editorial board of two conference proceeding opportunities! We have partnered with Alternatives Journal to produce a conference proceedings e-book, and Women & Environments International Magazine to publish a special issue on the #somethingdifferent emphasis of CANSEE 2019. Please fill out this form to indicate your interest and learn more.



The conference will be located at the CIGI Campus in Uptown Waterloo: 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 6C2. Parking is not available on-site during the weekdays, but the various city lots in Uptown Waterloo are available. Parking on-site will be available on Saturday.


Graduate Student Workshop: Strategic Message Framing for Emerging Ecological Economists

Open to all registered students, CANSEE has partnered with Boothroyd Communications to host a workshop on framing compelling narratives that can resonate with key audiences including members of industry, government, and policy. The workshop will take place from 1-4pm in room B-142.


Public Events

This event aims to catalyze a public conversation on some of the most pressing topics in the sustainability debate. As such, we have organized a series of public events to actively engage with the community beyond regular conference programming. This includes a free keynote lecture and a Maker event. Details on the public events can be found here.



Waterloo is located 1.5hrs west of Toronto, Ontario. There are a number of options for commuting to/from the conference:

Airports:Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is Canada’s largest airport and only one hour away from Waterloo. There are bus routes available from the airport (see below) as well as direct shuttle services at a higher price point. The Region of Waterloo International Airport (ALO) and the Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) are smaller local airports but flights may be more expensive. 

Buses:There are frequent bus routes between Toronto and Waterloo offered by both Go Bus and Greyhound. The buses make stops in Kitchener at the Charles Street Bus Terminal, and in Waterloo at both the University of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier University. The local Grand River Transit bus system connects Kitchener and Waterloo (30min ride).

Train: Via Rail trains operate from most major Canadian cities to Toronto with connections to Kitchener. You can also choose to book a train to Toronto and take a bus to Waterloo.



We have booked a block of dorm rooms at Wilfred Laurier’s King Street Residence, which is a 20min walk to the conference venue. Final rates are $59/night (private bed w semi-private bath) or $79 (private bed & bath). This dorm includes lounges with a fridge, stove, and microwave, as well as parking and internet. Click here to book a dorm room at the King Street Residence. 



Dietary Needs and Accessibility 

In the registration form you were given an opportunity to express any needs regarding diet or other accommodations to fully participate in this event. Please be in touch if there are any changes.