The Global Water Futures - Young Professionals (GWF YP) brings together a diverse membership of students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career researchers from over 18 academic institutions across Canada that are working under the umbrella of the GWF program. The GWF YP aims to provide its membership with professional development opportunities, social and scientific networking events, and facilitate connections between diverse hydrology-related disciplines.

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Call for Workshop Facilitators

Do you have a valuable skill or experience that you’d like to share with the other GWF YP’s? Consider applying to host a workshop to share with the GWF YP’s! Support for scheduling and advertising this workshop will be provided. Presenters will also receive an honourarium for their time. Learn more here.

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The Global Water Futures - Young Professionals group aims to stimulate the interaction, inclusion and participation of young professionals and early career researchers in activities that represent and pursue the interests of the YP community within the broader scientific landscape of GWF.


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Call for Workshop Facilitators

The GWF-YP executive is looking for fellow YPs with skills and experiences in a variety of areas to facilitate one-hour introductory workshops to share their knowledge and experiences with other GWF-YPs. This provides an opportunity to connect with fellow YPs and gain new skills and knowledge. We encourage and are open to collaborations on these workshops across partnered institutions.

Suggested topics compiled based on feedback from GWF-YPs are listed below:

  • QGIS
  • Github/Gitlab
  • Spatial mapping in R
  • ggplot
  • rmarkdown/Quarto
  • Linear regressions
  • Jupyter notebooks

We are not limited to this list and are open to suggestions. Ideally these will be hybrid workshops, allowing YPs that are local to attend in person while other YPs will be able to attend virtually.

If you feel as though you have valuable skills and experiences that you would like to share with other GWF-YPs please complete this google form. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice your seminar and workshop skills. This call is open on a rolling basis and as we receive applications, we will work with you to schedule a workshop and book a location that works within your schedule. We will also be compensating workshop presenters with an honorarium.

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