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  • DE at UN Biodiversity Convention SBSTTA and SBI meetings

    July 11, 2018


    DE Founder and President, David Oswald is participating in the science and technology (SBSTTA) and implementation (SBI) meetings of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. DE will be sharing experience working at the regional an... +

  • DE Presents on Climate Finance at GLOBE 2018

    March 26, 2018


    DE President, David Oswald, to presented on Climate Finance with Global Affairs Canada at GLOBE 2018.  The presentation outlined DE's experience in working on climate change mitigation and  adaptation projects that have been financed by various ... +

  • DE Addresses Food Risk in Trinidad

    November 10, 2017


    DE successfully completed a field mission to Trinidad in which the team delivered a week long workshop to members of the Ministry of Agriculture's Engineering Division and others from different Ministries and organizations. During these worksho... +

  • DE presents at UNCCD COP13 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China

    September 11, 2017


    DE President, David Oswald, was invited to present at the UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) COP13 conference being held in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China between September 6 to 16, 2017.  David presented to the plenary for... +

  • DE and TED - design + environment is an idea worth spreading

    June 10, 2017


    DE founder and president, David Oswald, presents at TEDx Laval on May 15, 2017.  The title of the talk is "Mainstreaming Ecology Into Cities: Building our Urban Future with Design and Environmental Thinking". David was honoured to be presenting ... +

  • DE Enters the Virtual World with VR Production

    February 28, 2017


    DE initiates its first Virtual Reality Production with a short piece on climate change and implications for the Greater Vancouver Regional District.  This VR experience is linked to the DE webinar on "Integrated Environmental Analysis for Climate... +

  • DE wins Environmental System Design and Analysis Contract in Saint Lucia

    January 30, 2017


    The government of Saint Lucia awarded DE and Caribbean coalition partner Mona Geoinformatics Limited the contract to design a web-based GIS (Geographic Information System) to help them manage their environmental monitoring and management data.  ... +

  • DE Presents at Mexican Banking Association

    December 3, 2016


    DE President, David Oswald, delivered a presentation on 'Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystems into Banking' to the Mexican Banking Association in Mexico City on November 14, 2016.  David was invited by the German GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft ... +

  • David Oswald elected as Fellow to Royal Canadian Geographic Society

    November 28, 2016


    David Oswald was elected as one of the 2016 Fellows to the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.  This was announced at the RCGS annual gala which was held on November 16, 2016 in Ottawa at the Canadian War Museum.  Fellows are nominated based on t... +

  • DE Launches 'Canada Outreach'

    November 7, 2016


    DE has initiated it's 'Canada Outreach' program which is focused on engaging youth across the country to think creatively and in 'design' terms about the environmental challenges that global society is faced with.  The idea emerged from internal ... +

  • DE accepted into the Climate Technology Network and Centre

    November 1, 2016


    The Canadian government recommended DE to the Climate Technology Network and Centre as a result of the years of successful work in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation.  After scrutinizing the history of completed projects, the t... +

  • DE Tackles Food Security in Guyana and Suriname

    October 12, 2016


    DE GIS team delivered a successful workshop on ARM (Agricultural Risk Mapping) in Georgetown, Guyana to a group of 25 professionals from various government, private companies, NGOs, and universities.  The workshop was done in partnership with IIC... +

  • DE in Huffington Post

    June 1, 2016


    DE President, David Oswald, is interviewed for an article in the Huffington Post Quebec.  Pierre Moisan poses questions to recount David's participation in the conference and experience with giving a Master Class in Design for Sustainability with... +

  • DE at C2 Montréal

    May 18, 2016


    DE President, David Oswald, will be presenting a master class in Design for Sustainability at C2 Montréal. The class will be hosted by Ms. Nadya Hutagalung, an Indonesian and Australian sustainability icon who has hosted MTV Asia and Asia’s Nex... +

  • DE Wins United Nations Logo Design Contest

    April 14, 2016


    The DE team has won the logo design for the United Nations 2016 International Day of Biodiversity.  The DE design was selected from over 40 submissions and has been praised for how it captures the theme of: Mainstreaming of Biodiversity – Sust... +

  • DE at GLOBE Conference

    March 4, 2016


    DE president, David Oswald, will participate in the GLOBE Series conference.  David will be affiliated with the natural capital valuation session during which experts will discuss progress on valuation mechanisms and challenges that are currently... +

  • European Presence for DE in Vienna

    January 14, 2016


    DE now has a European presence in the beautiful Vienna - home of the Seccession, Mozart, and many other brilliant creative minds.  Mr. Matthias Tschannett will lead creative developments out of Vienna.  We are excited about the opportunities and... +

  • DE Delivers Agriculture Risk Workshop with IICA

    December 16, 2015


    DE works with IICA (InterAmerican Institute for Collaboration on Agriculture) to develop algorithms and maps for agricultural disaster risk management.  DE's team of GIS and environmental risk experts delivered a three day workshop on resilience,... +

  • DE at UN COP21 climate conference in Paris

    December 15, 2015


    DE President attends COP21 to attend side events focused on climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.  The new Paris Agreement is a welcome step forward and the DE team looks forward to further contributing to this agenda. See Da... +

  • C-READ workshop launched at IADB in Barbados

    October 20, 2015


    DE delivers education and outreach workshop for C-READ (Caribbean Regional Environmental and Atmospheric Database Management System) in Bridgetown, Barbados. DE led the Gap Analysis, Conceptual Design, and Sustainability Plan for C-READ wit... +

  • DE at the Stampede Investment Forum

    July 10, 2015


    Yee Haw!  DE President, David Oswald attended the Stampede Investment Forum (July 5-7, 2015)  to work closely with Albertan business and government, as well as international investors and businesses to create new opportunities for sustainable en... +

  • DE attends opening of CSU's Todos Santos Center

    April 19, 2015


    DE attends the opening of Colorado State University's new campus in Todos Santos, Baja California del Sur, Mexico.  CSU's Todos Santos Center will be focusing on local community development, agricultural research, and veterinarian sciences - ... +

  • DE presents at Americana 2015

    March 15, 2015


    DE President will present on a panel with Reg Melanson (Executive Director, Canadian Business and Biodiversity Council), Amy Fraenkel (MPO Director, United Nations Convention for Biological Diversity), and Jill Wheeler (Head of Sustainable Product... +

  • DE goes live on Global Morning News

    March 9, 2015


    DE was featured on the global morning news on Thursday March 5, 2015.  Host Richard Dagenais, aka the Dagenator, inquired about the work that DE does, the nature of this job market, and how people can prepare themselves for entering into this fie... +

  • DE on World Bank Trade Mission

    March 7, 2015


    DE President, David Oswald, participated in a trade mission of leading Canadian private sector companies who met with representatives from the World Bank Group - the World Bank, IFC, and MIGA.  The Honourable Christian Paradis, Canada's Minister ... +

  • DE Presents at Asian Development Bank

    January 18, 2015


    DE president, David Oswald, was invited to present to the members of the ADB's environmental community of practice at their headquarters in Manila, Philippines.  The presentation was focused on the outputs of the Caribbean Regional Environmental ... +

  • DE at UN COP12 in Pyeongchang, Korea

    October 21, 2014


    DE President, David Oswald, was featured as a presenter at the United Nations CBD COP12 parallel event on Business and Biodiversity.  The title of his talk was: "Design as a tool for creating a culture of biodiversity conservation in the business... +

  • DE and BDA Foundation work to save Congo Forests!

    June 19, 2014


    The BDA Foundation and DE are working to conserve the Congolese rain forests  and enhance the livelihoods of people there through BDA's 'ecopreneur' project. All hands on deck!  This is a call to all engaged young people wanting to make a  ... +

  • DE's Caribbean Environmental Monitoring Work Published

    June 12, 2014


    DE's work with the CCCCC (Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre) and the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) is now available online.  The goal of the project was to determine the needs of stakeholders for environmental monitoring and clima... +

  • DE presents at conference in Ankara, Turkey

    May 19, 2014


    DE President, David Oswald, delivered a presentation entitled: "Sustainable Development and its implications for Constitutional and Cultural Affairs - Lessons from North America and the Caribbean" to an audience of international scholars at Turgut... +

  • DE Attends Cities and Biodiversity Conference at Concordia

    March 10, 2014

    Concordia Logo

    DE President, David Oswald, attended the Urban Biodiversity Conference - Cities: Partnerships in Biodiversity, at Concordia University. Leaders in city planning and management congregated at Concordia University on March 7, 2014 to share their ... +

  • UN 20-20 talks on Biodiversity in Montreal Oct 3, 8, and 15th

    September 26, 2013


    DE is proud to sponsor and participate in the United Nations Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity's 20/20 talks on Biodiversity. This unique event will bring the brightest minds in the world together to share their expertise and... +

  • UN STAP Soil Organic Carbon work highlighted with DE Design

    September 10, 2013


    DE brought design and environmental science to the new publication: Soil Organic Carbon for Global Benefits, produced by the United Nations Scientific and Advisory Panel of the Global Environmental Facility. This publication brings the importance... +

  • DE launches workshop for CCCCC DMS Project in Kingston, Jamaica

    June 20, 2013


    DE launched a workshop for the Database Management System project that is being done with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (client) and the Inter-American Development Bank (funder).  MGI (Mona Geomatics Institute), DE's regional part... +

  • DE at Conference de Montreal

    June 19, 2013

    Conference de Montreal, Forum Ameriques, Energy, Environment

    DE president, David Oswald attends the Conference of Montreal to participate in discussions related to the energy, environment, and the economy.  Keynote presentations by Dr. Naoki Ishii, CEO of the GEF, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President... +

  • DE Design Celebrates International Day of Biodiversity

    May 22, 2013


    DE brings their design skills to this very important day.  The United Nations Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity selected DE to do the design of their IDB (International Day for Biodiversity) booklet to be launched on May 22, ... +

  • DE attends Le Salon SIRA 2012

    September 17, 2012


    By invitation of Monsieur Amadou Ba of the embassy of Mali in Ottawa, DE was delighted to attend the 2nd edition of SIRA: Salon de l’art, de la culture et du tourisme at La Maison de l’Afrique this past weekend in Montreal. We are very happ... +

  • Rio Conventions Pavilion Project Page & CEIM Press Release feature

    August 31, 2012

    Rio Conventions Pavilion

    DE is honoured to have been featured in CEIM's latest press release! Check out their full article on the project, the Rio+20 conference, and insights into DE's design approach. The official page for this project is also now up on the DE website... +

  • Winners of the Design Edge Regional Design Awards Announced

    July 5, 2012


    DE would like to extend its congratulations to our fellow Quebec-nominated firm, Sid Lee, for winning the Design Edge Regional Design Award for their work in Environmental Design! DE was nominated for our work on the new Telus Spark Science Cen... +

  • DE and Rio+20

    June 11, 2012


    DE’s team has been hard at work on the design of and graphic production for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) auditorium and exhibition area as a part of their pavilion at the Rio+20 Conference, taking place in Rio de Janiero, ... +

  • Spark Science environmental graphic design by DE is showcased in Design Edge Canada

    January 20, 2012

    Design Edge Magazine: DE & Calgary Spark cover

    Design Edge Canada featured DE's work on the Telus Spark Science Centre in Calgary in its Jan/Feb 2012 issue. The focus of the issue was "Deconstructing the design process" and the article explains DE's unique approach to exhibit design for t... +

  • DE Featured in United Nations CBD Business Newsletter for November 2011

    November 20, 2011

    Business 2020 November 2011

    DE President, David Oswald, writes about the inter-relationship between Design, Biodiversity, and Corporate Social Responsibility in the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity's Business 2020 newsletter. The central thesis is that biodiversity... +

  • The Telus Spark Science Centre in Calgary is now open!

    November 11, 2011


    In February 2010 DE was awarded the contract to provide 2D design, 3D design, art direction, content direction, and content development for the landmark Telus World of Science Calgary New Science Centre 2011 project. The DE team was proud to att... +

  • DE attends the grand opening of The Centre for Sustainable Development in Montreal

    October 24, 2011

    La maison du développement durable

    DE was present for Montreal’s La maison du développement durable or The Center for Sustainable Development’s open house on the week of October 17-21. DE President David Oswald and Marketing Coordinator Larissa Milo-Dale attended the first of... +

  • DE's work featured in the 'Innovation' section of Oct 2011 Canadian Geographic

    October 17, 2011

    Canadian Geographic - October

    Canadian Geographic has published an article on the Telus World of Science Calgary New Science Centre 2011 Project. DE President, David Oswald, as well as the Telus World of Science CEO and Director of Content, Jennifer Martin and Devon Hamilton r... +

  • DE attends the Montreal inVivo and Genome Quebec Conference entitled "Les accélérateurs de la recherche"

    September 12, 2011

    David Oswald with Carole Robert and Sue Wehner

    Carole Robert, president of the BDA Foundation and PharmAfrican Inc - DE clients and partners - gave the keynote address to open this biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry conference. The focus of Ms. Robert's presentation was on the need for ... +

  • DE attends the British Consulate General's End of Summer Reception

    August 25, 2011


    DE had the pleasure of ending the summer with a wonderful group of people at the British Consulate General's End of Summer Reception hosted by Mme Stéphane Dubois. The evening was filled with enriching and entertaining conversation with friends a... +

  • DE Explores Traditional Knowledge at International Ayurveda Conference

    August 13, 2011

    Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America logo

    What is the relationship between traditional indian knowledge about our health and ecological health? Increasingly, connections are being made between human health and that of the environment. Traditional knowledge has been accumulated for t... +

  • DE in San Jose, Costa Rica

    July 22, 2011

    san jose

    DE President, David Oswald travels to San Jose, Costa Rica for meetings with the University for International Cooperation, Department of Foreign Affairs of Canada, and the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).  Projects related... +

  • DE explores the Kokanee Glacier and Valhallas

    July 11, 2011

    DE explores the Kokanee Glacier and Valhallas

    DE goes on a reconnaissance mission to get a first hand look at the Kokanee Glacier from above.  Thierry Noblet of Kootenay Lake Aviation ( guided the trip and piloted the expedition.  We flew through the Valhalla mountain range... +

  • DE meets with National Research Council in Calgary

    July 5, 2011

    David Oswald and Edward Bell with representatives from the National Research Council of Canada in Calgary, Alberta

    David Oswald (far left) and Edward Bell, President of Crown Bio Technology Ltd., a DE partner company, met with representatives from the National Research Council of Canada in Calgary, Alberta.  The focus of these meetings was to assess how Crow... +

  • DE at the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair)

    May 17, 2011


    DE attends the ICFF at the Javits Convention Center in New York city. Designers from around the world convened at this conference to showcase their products and discuss current trends and innovation in furniture design. Natural materials such as w... +

  • Telus World of Science Calgary New Science Centre 2011 Project

    April 28, 2011


    The environmental graphic production team of DE was awarded the contract to produce all graphics for the Energy and Innovation and Earth and Sky galleries of the NSC 2011 project ( This will increase DE’s presence on the pr... +

  • David Oswald joins experts on EIA panel at Concordia University

    March 25, 2011


    DE President David Oswald sits on a panel with EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) experts Bram Noble, Grace Barrasso, Kathy Roulet, and William Kennedy to discuss the current and future challenges for EIA and sustainable development. The panel... +

  • UK Trade and Investment exhibit a hit at Americana (

    March 24, 2011


    DE was retained by the British Consulate General in Montreal to design a ‘hobo-chic’ exhibit that showcased UK innovation in the environment sector. The result was a head-turning experience which combined ecologically friendly furniture from ... +

  • Business Beyond Tomorrow conference at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

    March 11, 2011


    Members of the DE team, Larissa Milo-Dale and David Oswald, attend the Business Beyond Tomorrow conference on sustainability and business ( Sustainability leaders such as Claude Ouimet from Interface Carpets, John B.... +

  • DE in Canadian Geographic.

    January 23, 2011


    Summary Text DE’s consulting with the BDA Foundation in environmental strategy, forest carbon, and climate change was featured in the special issue focused on forests. Link: Canadian Geographic “We are very proud to be working on a pro... +

  • DE at COP10 in Nagoya, Japan

    October 23, 2010


    DE co-hosts a side event with BDA Foundation at the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity COP 10 Conference in Nagoya, Japan. “We are very thankful for all those that attended and contributed to the dialogue that was fostered in regards t... +

  • DE Presents at MODSIM North 2010

    June 3, 2010

    David Oswald delivers presentation on climate change and modelling and simulation.

  • DE Presents at MODSIM North 2009

    June 3, 2009

    David Oswald presents to an audience of diverse scientific professionals on environmental applications of modelling and simulation.

  • DE Presents at MIGS (Montreal International Games Summit).

    November 3, 2008


    David Oswald gives a presentation at MIGS 2008 in the Serious Games section. The presentation was focused on the role of serious games in environmental applications. A range of applications were showcased including entertainment and education ... +

  • DE at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    May 3, 2008


    DE (David Oswald, President) sits on panel discussion at conference on Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility. FAAP (Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado), Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  • DE presenting at the British Council in Brazil.

    May 3, 2008


    DE (David Oswald, President) presents at the British Council in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as part of “De Olho No Clima”, a program focused on climate change and deforestation in Brazil. Interview: Youtube Outcome: “David delivere... +

  • DE talks at IISD on Remote Sensing and Resilience

    May 3, 2008


    DE (David Oswald, President) presents at IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development) annual meeting of the Sustainable Natural Resources Management Group. Topics: Ecosystem Resilience and Remote Sensing; Environment, Design and Soc... +

  • DE at MIGS 2007

    November 3, 2007


    DE at MIGS 2007 (Montreal International Games Summit).

  • DE at conference - Climate 2050: Technology and Policy Solutions

    October 3, 2007


    DE at conference - Climate 2050: Technology and Policy Solutions.

  • International Scientific Research Conference on Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon at Oxford University

    March 3, 2007


    David Oswald participates in International Scientific Research Conference on Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon at Oxford University.

  • DE in the Amazon

    May 3, 2006


    David Oswald, DE President, journeys to the Amazon to study its ecological resilience.

  • Schematic design completed for HR MacMillan Space Center

    December 3, 2005


    Schematic design completed for HR MacMillan Space Center. Results presented to ministry representatives from British Columbia’s ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport and Western Economic Diversification. Outcome: “David Oswald brings a cont... +

  • Opening of the Sultan bin Abdulaziz Science and Technology Center

    November 3, 2005


    Opening of the Sultan bin Abdulaziz Science and Technology Center, Khobar, Saudi Arabia. "An outstanding team of people worked together to realize this project” - David Oswald, Content Director. Outcome: The center would “positively cont... +