The Women and Water Lecture Series, hosted by the Global Institute for Water Security, Global Water Futures - Young Professionals and Global Water Futures, will occur monthly from December to April. The series will showcase research, support young professionals and provide a space for dialogue and networking. Additionally, the series will explore water-related challenges, roles of women in water, gendered water-related impacts, women researchers in water, and challenges and opportunities facing female water researchers.

Upcoming Event

Snow and Ice

On April 26, on the Women and Water Lecture Series will host the fourth lecture of the series focusing on snow and ice.

The lecture will be held in the National Hydrology Research Centre - seminar room 1261 at 2 - 3:30 p.m. 


Gwenn Flowers

Dr. Gwenn Flowers received degrees in physics (Colorado, 1994) and geophysics (UBC, 2000) prior to holding postdoctoral fellowships at UBC and the University of Iceland. She was appointed the Tier 2 Canada Researcher Chair in Glaciology in 2005 at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences. She currently leads a field-based glaciological research program in the St. Elias Mountains of Yukon, Canada, aimed at understanding the role of glacier dynamics in modulating regional glacier mass balance.

Caroline Aubry-Wake

Caroline Aubry-Wake received a bachelor in Earth System Sciences at McGill in 2014, and continued for an MSc in Earth Sciences, which she finished in 2016. Currently, she is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan. Her current research focuses on understanding the processes driving streamflow generation in glacierized headwater catchments and how these processes will change under future climates. 

Planning on attending the upcoming Women and Water Lecture Series event? 


Date Event Time Location
December 7, 2018 Launch Party 2-3:30 pm Louis Loft, University of Saskatchewan
February 11, 2019 Climate Change and Society 2-3:30 pm Convocation Hall, Unversity of Saskatchewan
March 1, 2019 Ecosystem Services 2-3:30 pm National Hydrology Research Centre - Room 1261
March 29, 2019 Knowledge Mobilization 2-3:30 pm National Hydrology Research Centre - Room 1261
April 26, 2019 Snow and Ice 2-3:30 pm National Hydrology Research Centre - Room 1261

Interested in participating as a lecturer or have questions?

Past Lecture Series

Featuring three discussions on women and water around the world. This event discussed water-related challenges in Canada and East Africa and how these affect women in particular.