Applications for FALL 2019 Travel Bursaries - Now Open

Travel Bursaries are available to GWF-YPs planning to attend conferences, training, workshops, or professional development activities away from home. Deadline to apply for travel during FALL 2019 is October 1, 2019.

Applications for AGU Travel Bursaries - Closed

Applications for AGU 2019 Travel Bursaries are now closed, and successful applicants have been contacted.

Upcoming Events

McMaster Water Research Showcase - November 1st 2019

YPs from McMaster, Waterloo, and Laurier will be hosting a poster showcase as a part of McMaster Water Week, with a social event at the Pheonix to follow!

Students from across southern Ontario are invited to apply. Busses from Waterloo and Laurier to McMaster will be available for the event, more details to come!

Abstract submission is now open! The deadline is Friday, October 18th.

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Past Events

From May 14-17, 2019 during the AGU at the University of Saskatchewan the GWF Young Professionals in coordination with the Canadian Young Hydrologic Society (CYHS) planned a professional development workshop and an evening social.
From June 3-6 2018, McMaster University and Six Nations of the Grand River hosted the first Annual Science Meeting of Global Water Futures. The first activities of the GWF-YP group also took place! Organised in collaboration with the Canadian Young Hydrologic Society, we hosted 4 events during the conference. 
Dr. Jeff McDonnell (University of Saskatchewan) gave an informative talk entitled, “The Art of Scientific Investigation,” providing advice on navigating grad school and career paths, attributes of successful scientists and tips on communicating research outcomes. The talk was attended by a total of 90 undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral fellows and early career professionals. Thank you to Dr. McDonnell for speaking and to all YPs that attended!
Following the Professional Development Workshop, YPs gathered at The Phoenix Bar and Grill. Over 100 students of all levels, post-doctoral fellows and early career professionals gathered to network and socialize. Attendees represented over 17 universities across the country. GWF-YP Chapter Chairs introduced themselves and kicked off the GWF-YP program for the 2018-2019 year.  Following the social networking event, attendees gathered at a bonfire on campus to continue the networking and discussion of ongoing GWF-YP research projects.

Excellent research conducted by GWP-YPs were highlighted in a research competition. With over 80 participants, presentations showcased the incredible water-related research from across the country. Thank you to all who participated and served as judges in this competition. Congratulations to our winners:

Student Winners:

1) Meredith Marshall – University of Waterloo  - “Incorporation and tillage practices to mitigate phosphorus loss through tile drains following fall application of dairy manure” (Poster Presentation)

2) Ana Laserna – McMaster University – “Chemiresistive sensors for monitoring the concentration of metal cations in water” (Poster Presentation)

PDF Winners:

1) Kim Van Meter – University of Waterloo – “Landscape Legacies: Long-Term Nutrient Trajectories in Great Lakes watersheds and Beyond” (Oral Presentation)

2) Mahyar Shafii – University of Waterloo – “Spatio-temporal variations of landscape nitrate fluxes in agricultural catchments driven by flow pathways and nutrient transport mechanisms” (Oral Presentation)

Dr. John Pomeroy highlighted the role of the Young Professionals Program within the larger GWF context and encouraged YPs to “Follow your instincts and follow your passions.” Following Dr. Pomeroy's talk, YPs headed to Fairweather Brewing Company for a YP social. 

Many thanks the countless volunteers at McMaster and Six Nations, and the GWF secretariat that helped make the Inaugural Annual Science Meeting such a success! In particular, many undergraduate students from the McMaster Water Network Student Chapter helped with booklets, greeted and guided ASM participants throughout the ASM.



Become a Member

  •  Do you attend one of the GWF national or international partner institutions?
  •  Are you actively involved with one of the GWF research projects?
  •  Are you a student, postdoc, or research associate within 5 years of graduating from graduate school?
  •  Do you want to network with other researchers and share your experiences?
  •  Are you interested in professional development opportunities?
  •  Do you like to socialize and have fun?

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