Celebrating Transforming Climate Action

An event to celebrate the launch of the recently announced Transforming Climate Action research program.

Event details

Date & Time:
May 12, 2023 1:00 PM
May 12, 2023 3:30 PM
Time Zone:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Registration Deadline:
May 12, 2023

Dalhousie University and its partner universities were recently awarded $154 million in funding for Transforming Climate Action: Addressing the Missing Ocean from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

A celebratory event will be held on May 12 with reception to follow.


  • Honorable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
  • Honorable Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
  • Alice Aiken, Vice-President of Research and Innovation at Dalhousie University
  • Frank Harvey, President of Dalhousie University
  • Neil Bose, President and Vice Chancellor of Memorial University
  • Martin Fortier, Deputy Vice Rector, Research and Innovation, International and Knowledge Mobilisation, Université Laval
  • Anya Waite, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director of the Ocean Frontier Institute, and Associate Vice-President of Research (Ocean) at Dalhousie University
  • Marcel Babin, Laureate - Canada Excellence Research Chair, Remote Sensing of Canada New Arctic Frontier
  • Baiyu (Helen) Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Coastal Environmental Engineering at Memorial University
  • Geneviève Therriault, Desjardins Research Chair in Environmental Education and Sustainable Development, L'Université du Québec à Rimouski
Please click the titles below to learn more about each event.
Date: December 1, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00  GST
Location: Ocean Pavilion
Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GST
Location: Jameel Arts Centre
Date: December 3, 2023
Time: 10:00 - 13:00 GST
Location: Plenary 2
Date: December 6, 2023
Time: 15:30 - 16:30  GST
Location: Ocean Pavilion
Date: December 7, 2023
Time: 10:00 - 17:00  GST
Location: Off-site from COP28 (invite only)
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GST
Location: Main Theatre, Climate & the Living Ocean
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GST
Location: Clean Resource Innovation Network Pavilion
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GST
Location: Canada Pavilion
Date: December 10, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GST
Location: Clean Resource Innovation Network Pavilion
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