Our Common Future

The call for proposals for Our Common Future 2019 is now open!

Student voices are essential to the future of environmental work.

Our Common Future is an undergraduate research symposium that highlights U of S student projects/research/student achievements that focus on environmental and sustainability issues. OCF is your opportunity to see change as it occurs, learn something you didn't know before, and get inspired. Schedule coming soon.

If you want to be a part of this event, email environmental.programs@usask.ca to discuss your idea/project.

Past Projects

2018

TimeCourseProjectPresenters
April 3rd
12:30 - 12:40 Opening Remarks
12:40 - 1:00 Mandatory Waste Reduction and Recycling Subjects in K-12, Saskatchewan - An Efficient Approach to Raise More Awareness Towards Waste and Recycling in Saskatoon? Juliane Schultz
1:00 - 1:20 The Impact of Environmental Degradation on Rural Nigerian Women

Shemi Adeoye

1:20 - 1:40 Waterfowl Nesting Structures in Saskatchewan

Mitch Harris

1:40 - 2:00 Dam Resilient: The Persistence of Beaver Through the Flood of 2013

Amanda Ronnquist

2:00 - 2:30

Break

2:30 - 3:00

RRM 421 A Relationship with the Land: Assessing Land Management Practices for Mistawasis Nêhiyak

Sarah Kent

Cree Longjohn

Eric Meyers

Jesse Milton

Daniel Topp

Keana Trudel

3:00 - 3:30 RRM 421 Recommendations for Saskatchewan's Community Wildfire Risk Assessment Project

Makayla Lupien

Chris Thorne

Josh Myhr

Anna Jacobson

Triann Littlepine

Ian Hnatowich

3:30 - 4:00 RRM 421 SHARING THE LAND: Environmental Impacts of Off-Leash Dogs at Chief Whitecap Park

Jessie Best

Megan Hamilton

Mandie Jenson

Carson Jorgensen

Trevor Looman

Brittany Neumeier

Maria Sonntag

4:00 - 4:30 Opimihaw Creek Riparian Management Plan

Tyler Casavant

Brendan Duret

Elise Nelson

4:30 End of Day #1
April 4th
8:45

Opening Remarks

9:00 - 9:30 COMM 448 Sustainable Transportation Plan

Nicole Good

Nick Donauer

9:30 - 10:00 COMM 448 Sustainability Marketing Plan

Tori Lloyd

Mikaela Spooner

10:00 - 10:30 NUTR 330/430 Recommendations for a U of S Sustainable Dining Policy

Xinyu Shen

Jessica Braun

10:30 - 11:00 COMM 448 Assessing the Electric Vehicle Potential for the U of S

Etienne Hagenbuch

Zachary Warnock

11:00 - 11:30

ART 341/441 ART*Cycled: Upcycled Public Art
11:30 - 11:45

SENS M.SEM

M.SEM Project Poster: Assessing Sustainability Culture at the U of S Lynette Manual
11:45 - 12:00 SENS M.SEM M.SEM Project Poster: Supporting the Design of a Crowdsourcing Platform for Citizen Science Lin Li
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 ENVE 482 Characterizing the University's Waste Stream

Nolan Hunter

2:00 - 2:30 NUTR 330/430 Assessing the Social Benefits of the McEown Park Community Garden

Brooke Motowylo

Melissa Vollmer

2:30 - 3:00 ENVS 401 Charge Yourself with PEP: Pedaling Electric Power

Andrea Alejandra Saldes Cortes

3:00 - 3:30 USSU Sustainability Committee Funded Projects
3:30 End of Day #2
April 5th
9:30 - 9:40

Opening Remarks

9:40 - 10:00 ENVS 401 The Lawnscape Redemption: Enhancing Our Urban Greenspaces with Native Species

Owain Berry

Ian Hnatowich

Triann Littlepine

Chris Thorne

Layton Willick

10:00 - 10:40 ENVS 401 Two Eyes to the Night Sky

Alex Acton

Sehjal Bhargava

Jacqueline Gelineau

Bretton Hutt

Selena Komarevich

Ke Yuan

10:40 - 10:50

Break

10:50 - 11:10 ENVS 401 PEP (Pedaling Electric Power)

Andrea Alejandra Saldes Cortes 

11:10 - 11:30 ENVS 401

BAM: Borrow A Mug

Amanda Horvath

Athena Wu

11:30 - 11:50 ENVS 401 Hot or Not: Assessing Heat Loss on Campus

Kyla Beaudry

Meaghan Dierker

Carson Jorgensen

Dayle Meyers

Keana Trudel

11:50 - 1:00 Break
1:00 - 1:20 ENVS 401 Fish-N-Greens: Sustainable Means "Closing the Loop on Sustainable Food"

Jason Cook-Studer

Anja Eliasson

Ashgan Abdelaziz

1:20 - 1:40 ENVS 401 Talk Trash with US: Centralized Composting in AgBio

Sarah Kent

Trevor Looman

Kyra Mazer

Brittany Neumeier

1:40 - 2:00 ENVS 401

Bee a Bee-liever: Let's Get Kirk Hall Buzzin'

Caitlyn Anhorn

Sarah Halpenny-Mason

Josh Lange

Kelsey Smid

Jacklyn Waronek

2:00 - 2:20 ENVS 401 Freedom Fridge: Stick That In Your Fridge And Eat It

Zach Rychlo

Daniel Topp

Anna Jacobson

Josh Myrh

Jesse Milton

2:20 - 2:40 ENVS 401 PLANning Sustainably: An Investigation Into the Certificate of Sustainability/Transforming the University of Saskatchewan's Current Transit Terminal

Ethan Guthro

Jessica Russell

2:40 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:20 ENVS 401 Here Comes the Sun...

Mandie Jenson

Meagan Hamilton

Maria Sonntag

Landon Balon

Shuo Li

Diane Dai

Alishia Beach

Victoria Thicke-Rattray

3:20 - 4:00 ENVS 401 Incoming Solar Information

Anthony Baron

Levi Freistadt

Justin ritco

Emily Rogal

Siyu Ruan

Trent Siemens

Cody Slonski

Shucheng Wu

Tianyu Yang

Femi Yusuf

4:00 - 4:20 ENVS 401

The World Revolves Around US

Cassidy Daskalchuk

Jessica griffeth

Kenna Skoglund

Ashlee Tomalty

4:20 - 4:40 ENVS 401

Bright Ideas Powered by the Sun

Colby Dennis

Makayla Lupien

Reanna Berg

Sara Copeland

Wyatt Moore

4:40 - 5:00 ENVS 401 Ain't Going Down Till the Sun Comes Up

Zach Person

5:00 Wrap Up and Clean Up
5:30 - 8:00 Our Common Future Networking Reception and Keynote Address by City Councillor Sarina Gersher

2017

TimeCourseProjectPresenters
Wednesday March 29th
9:00 - 9:30 ART 341/441 ART*Cycled Presentation
9:30 - 10:10 ART*Cycled Viewing in the Main Foyer of DCC
10:10 - 10:40 NUTR 430 Host a Freight Train Locally

Alexa McEwen

Laurel Goshawk

10:40 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 11:20 NUTR 430 Community Orchard on Campus

Kelsey Seipp

Eline Berglof

11:20 - 11:30

Break
11:30 - 12:00 NUTR 430 Health and Sustainability Food Summit

Lauren Kapphan

Gina Guo

Amanda Geradts

12:00 - 12:40

Lunch

12:40 - 1:00

Biology Program Costs of Reproduction in Sable Island Horses and its Consequences to Inter Birth Intervals

Stephanie Witham

1:00 - 1:20 BIOL 398 Ecology of Marine Molluscs in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago

Meghan Hamp

1:20 - 1:40 BIOL 398 A Comparison of Arctic Benthic Communities in Soft and Hard Bottom Habitats

Ashley Beckett

1:40 - 2:00 BIOL 398 A Comparison Between Hard and Soft Bottom Benthic Invertebrates in an Arctic Bay

Michelle Brandt

2:00 - 2:20 BIOL 398 Comparison of the Macrofauna Communities of the Itirbilun, Tingin, and Inugsiun Fjords of Baffin Island

Carly Fehr

2:20 - 2:40 Environmental Science Program Dry Land Aquaculture

Sarah Halpenny-Mason

2:40 End of Day #1
Thursday, March 30th
9:00 - 9:20 ENVS 401 A Positive End for Dead Batteries

Beau Drieschner

Nicholas Fangou

Austin Liska

Jason Grose

Wenjie Chi

9:20 - 9:40 ENVS 401 PAC Showers

Keaton Nodwell

Michael Springinotic

Nicholas Kreutzwieser

9:40 - 10:00 ENVS 401 Let There Be Light: Windows to a Greener Campus

Seun Ajose-Adeogun

Jesse Reimer

10:00 - 10:20 ENVS 401 Astro Towing: Giving a Boost to Sustainability

Brent Roller

Dewei Jiang

Zi Yang

Sophia Qu

10:20 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 10:50 ENVS 401 Come Stay with US: Do We Have a Say in U of S Development?

Kendall Scott

Jeffrey Zalaski

Abigail Vandenameele

Samantha Rimke

10:50 - 11:10 ENVS 401 WATER You Doing About Sustainability?

Jennifer Nguyen

Brooke Anderson

Leah Dueck

Natasha Hirschfeld

Courtney Clarke

Megan Coverdale

11:10 - 11:30 ENVS 401 What's Your Angle? Spotlight on Sustainability at the U of S

Lauren Dyck

Cree Longjohn

Amanda Lindgren

Karlee Wilkinson

11:30 - 11:50 ENVS 401 Pack a Bowl with US: Sustainable Food Packaging

Auston Baron

Bronwen Plumer

Chelsea Coates

Douglas Dixon

11:50 - 12:10 Environmental Biology Program Project Penguin and Polar Protectors: Building Sustainability Between the Poles

Alana Krug-MacLeod

12:10 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:20 ENVS 401 The Buzz on Bees: Increasing Bee Awareness at the U of S

Teri Calver

Rozlin Holoboff

Jessica Slopek

Lindsey Rudd

1:20 - 1:40 ENVS 401 Let's Talk Dirty: How to clean Up Your Act with Vermicomposting

Katelyn Gaetz

Brooke Howatt

Shelby Kaczur

Corbyn Pankonin

Beckett Stark

Steven Cheyne

1:40 - 2:00 ENVS 401 Why So Salty? Just Beet It!

Logan McMahon

Fatima Babiker

Shanna Pospisil

2:00 - 2:20 ENVS 401

Renewable Rides: The Road to Campus CarShare

Jessie Best

Zachary Reddekopp

Braden Bessel

Jared Andreychuk

2:20 - 2:40 ENVS 401 Mopeds

Paul Harasyn

2:40 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:20 ENVS 401 Raindrop, Drop Top, All the Leaks Have to Stop!

Natasha Werbicki

Amber Ross

Ty Roberts

Erin Meyers

3:20 - 3:40 ENVS 401 Waste: Millenials Take on Consumption

Lukka Jasem

Taylor Hahn

Anqi Chen

Ashton Poier

3:40 - 4:00 ENVS 401

Bring Attention to Your Pension!

Jordana Knoblauch

Kara Leftley

Jake Glass

Russell Agnew

Connor Forsdick

4:00 - 4:30 ME 495 Building an All-Weather Bicycle Tire Pump

Nicholas Mikhail

Evan Corrigal

Jessie Talbot

Muhammad Wahhaj Javed

4:30 End of Day #2