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You’re invited!

Join us and support our student teams presenting their innovative solutions for the Rain It In student competition. We are proud to host our inaugural event at Durham College on March 28th, 2019 in the Global Classroom.

 

Throughout the day you will hear from some of the brightest minds in water innovation. After, there will be a mix and mingle event where students, community members, and industry professionals will have the opportunity to connect.

The Schedule

Opening Remarks

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Presentations

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Award Presentation

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Mix and Mingle

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

To RSVP for the event click here.

 

Ideas Worth Sharing

Rain It In welcomes everyone to celebrate water innovations by and for our community. If you’d like to bring a friend or colleague, please don’t hesitate and don’t forget to RSVP. Opportunities await!

The Teams

The top five teams invited to present their innovative solutions and prototypes are:

 

Flood Busters

Centennial College

 

Rain It In Mapping Project

University of Toronto

 

Rainology 201

University of Toronto

 

The Green Container

University of Toronto

 

Urban Adapt

University of Waterloo

 

As we received so many great ideas, teams that were not scored within the top five have been invited to attend the event to showcase a poster and take part in networking.
Keynote Speaker

Anthony Merante (M.Sc.)

Specialist, Freshwater Program – WWF Canada

 

Anthony is a trained ecologist, with strong emphasis and experience in aquatic ecosystems well as their interaction with the terrestrial ecosystem.  Anthony holds a degree in marine and freshwater biology from U of Guelph and a masters from l’Université du Québec à Montréal. He has worked as a field researcher, lab coordinator, and now holds the files on the Great Lakes and national water data initiatives at WWF-Canada. He developed the #LessSalty campaign to reduce excessive road salt use in Ontario and works with local stakeholders to see the Great Lakes Basin resilient in this time of climate change.

The Projects

We would like to support the development and implementation of as many innovative solutions as we can in our communities by assisting the student teams with establishing mentors, partners, and financial resources (grants, sponsors, and fundraising initiatives). Stay tuned to view project summaries and reports on our website.

 

If you’re interested in supporting a team, please contact inquiries@rainitinsc.com.

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