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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 and nation­al lev­el devel­op­ing soft­ware plat­forms for inte­grat­ing envi­ron­men­tal data. This work is par­tic­u­lar­ly rel­e­vant to atten­dees of these meet­ings because DE and …
  • 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 forms of cli­mate finance. Oth­er com­pa­nies rep­re­sent­ed on the pan­el were Windi­ga Energie (Mon­tre­al), Inter­na­tion­al Finan­cial Con­sul­tants (Wash­ing­ton, DC), and Cli­mate Finance …
  • 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 work­shops in-class con­cep­tu­al and tech­ni­cal train­ing on ARM (Agri­cul­tur­al Risk Map­ping) was pro­vid­ed by our team. We had two field excur­sions to agri­cul­tur­al sites …
  • 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 the CRIC (Com­mit­tee for the Review of the Imple­men­ta­tion of the Con­ven­tion) on DE’s work on inte­grat­ed envi­ron­men­tal analy­sis …
  • 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 along­side some very remark­able peo­ple who shared their mov­ing sto­ries, com­pelling ideas, and extra­or­di­nary artis­tic tal­ents. This TEDx talk …
  • 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 Change Adap­ta­tion — from Data to Infor­ma­tion to Under­stand­ing” to be held on Wednes­day March 1, 2017 at 2:30 …
  • 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. Var­i­ous agen­cies in Saint Lucia col­lect envi­ron­men­tal data and this is a nec­es­sary process to under­stand the sta­tus of nat­ur­al resources and also …
  • 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 fur Inter­na­tionale Zusame­nar­beit) and Eco-Con­­sult to give this talk as part of a half day event which was attend­ed by rep­re­sen­ta­tives from …
  • 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 their sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to Cana­di­an geog­ra­phy and cul­ture and their embod­i­ment of the long­stand­ing …
  • 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 dis­cus­sions about the core of what DE is all about — which is solv­ing prob­lems using ‘design’ and ‘envi­ron­men­tal …
  • 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 team, and the finan­cial capa­bil­i­ty of DE, the Unit­ed Nations approved the nom­i­na­tion and accept­ed DE as a mem­ber. DE …
  • 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 IICA (Inter-Amer­i­­can Insti­tute for Coop­er­a­tion on Agri­cul­ture), Guyana Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture, and the Unit­ed Nations Devel­op­ment Pro­gram. The focus of the …
  • 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 Nadya Huta­galung. See inter­view here: Huff­in­g­ton Post DE C2 Inter­view
  • 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 Next Top Mod­el. Nadya built one of Singapore’s first eco-homes from the ground up, spear­head­ed the Let …
  • 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 – Sus­tain­ing Peo­ple and their Liveli­hoods (https://www.cbd.int/idb/2016/logo.shtml). “We strived to sim­pli­fy and cap­ture the com­plex­i­ty of …
  • 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 faced.
  • 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 to mar­ry the ‘Old World’ with our ‘New World’ think­ing.
  • 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, dis­as­ter risk man­age­ment, and agri­cul­tur­al risk map­ping. Mod­ule 1A: Con­cep­tu­al Frame­work of Risk Man­age­ment Mod­ule 1B: Risk Man­age­ment in Agri­cul­ture: Con­cepts of Haz­ards, Vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty, …
  • 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 David Oswald’s inter­pre­ta­tion of UNFCCC COP21
  • 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 with region­al part­ner, Mona Geoin­for­mat­ics Insti­tute Ltd. in Kingston, Jamaica. GeoSo­lu­tions was respon­si­ble for the soft­ware devel­op­ment. The project has been joint­ly fund­ed by the Inter-Amer­i­­can Devel­op­ment …
  • 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 ener­gy solu­tions. The event was a clear demon­stra­tion of the extra­or­di­nary hos­pi­tal­i­ty that Cal­gar­i­ans are known for. In addi­tion, thought­ful and pro­duc­tive con­ver­sa­tions were …
  • 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 — all in an applied con­text. DE looks for­ward to col­lab­o­ra­tion with them on cli­mate change adap­ta­tion applied research. Click here for more infor­ma­tion Mari­achi …
  • 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 Pro­duc­tiv­i­ty for North Amer­i­ca, Syn­gen­ta). The top­ic will be “Why Bio­di­ver­si­ty Mat­ters for Busi­ness”. This mem­bers of this pan­el will present and dis­cuss the …
  • 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 field. See video here. Thank you to the Dagena­tor and the team at Glob­al Morn­ing News …
  • 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 of Inter­na­tion­al Coop­er­a­tion ini­ti­at­ed the trade mis­sion and expressed a proac­tive stance for ‘trade, not aid’ for Cana­di­an com­pa­nies. DE …
  • 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 and Atmos­pher­ic Data­base Man­age­ment Sys­tem which DE com­plet­ed for the Caribbean Com­mu­ni­ty Cli­mate Change Cen­tre and the Inter-Amer­i­­can Devel­op­ment Bank. This …
  • 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 con­text”. The pre­sen­ta­tion was deliv­ered as part of the main after­noon ple­nary to an audi­ence of …
  • 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 dif­fer­ence for the envi­ron­ment — we need your help in our fund­ing cam­paign for eco­log­i­cal entre­pre­neurs in the …
  • 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 cli­mate change adap­ta­tion in the wider Caribbean region and then cre­ate a con­cep­tu­al design, oper­a­tional plan, and sus­tain­abil­i­ty plan, for …
  • 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 Ozal Uni­ver­si­ty in Ankara, Turkey on Mon­day May 12, 2014. The pre­sen­ta­tion was part of a week-long cul­tur­al and eco­nom­ic mis­sion to …
  • DE Attends Cities and Bio­di­ver­si­ty Con­fer­ence at Con­cor­dia March 10, 2014 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 expe­ri­ences with bio­di­ver­si­ty issues in urban envi­ron­ments. DE’s skill base in envi­ron­men­tal analy­sis and design relates to many of the exam­ples giv­en. DE …
  • 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 insights on how their work con­nects to the UN SCBD Aichi Tar­gets. The talks are divid­ed …
  • 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 of soil car­bon man­age­ment to the fore­front of pol­i­cy dis­cus­sions relat­ed to glob­al envi­ron­men­tal change. See the arti­cle here
  • 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 part­ner, host­ed the event in Kingston, Jamaica. The work­shop was attend­ed by 25 per­sons from 20 orga­ni­za­tions rang­ing from gov­ern­ment agen­cies, to NGOs, …
  • DE at Con­fer­ence de Mon­tre­al June 19, 2013 Conference de Montreal, Forum Ameriques, Energy, EnvironmentDE 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, high­light­ed the impor­tance of sus­tain­able devel­op­ment in ener­gy and eco­nom­ic plan­ning.
  • 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, 2013. Lisa Edward, DE’s design genius brought her con­tem­po­rary per­spec­tive to this crit­i­cal­ly impor­tant con­tent. The result … …
  • 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 hap­py to have had the chance to con­nect with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of …
  • Rio Con­ven­tions Pavil­ion Project Page & CEIM Press Release fea­ture August 31, 2012 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! Click here to read the full details of the pavil­ion, as well as to …
  • 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 Cen­tre, which opened in Cal­gary, Alber­ta last autumn. Vis­it our project page or Telus Spark to …
  • 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, Brazil this month. Stay tuned for full details of this project that will …
  • Spark Sci­ence envi­ron­men­tal graph­ic design by DE is show­cased in Design Edge Cana­da Jan­u­ary 20, 2012 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 the exhibits at the sci­ence cen­tre. The tra­di­tion­al sci­ence cen­tre exhib­it design process was essen­tial­ly turned …
  • DE Fea­tured in Unit­ed Nations CBD Busi­ness Newslet­ter for Novem­ber 2011 Novem­ber 20, 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 con­ser­va­tion tar­gets can be achieved through mobi­liza­tion of busi­ness­es along clear­ly defined strate­gic goals relat­ed to CSR. David Oswald argues that design is cen­tral …
  • 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 attend the open­ing event on Oct 22, 2011 and cel­e­brate with the client team and …
  • DE attends the grand open­ing of The Cen­tre for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment in Mon­tre­al Octo­ber 24, 2011 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 offi­cial guid­ed tour pre­sent­ed by build­ing archi­tect Ricar­do Leoto, pre­ced­ed by a vis­it to the on-site booth show­cas­ing local, …
  • DE’s work fea­tured in the ‘Inno­va­tion’ sec­tion of Oct 2011 Cana­di­an Geo­graph­ic Octo­ber 17, 2011 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 respec­tive­ly, share their insights on the project. Oct 29th, 2011 is the pub­lic open­ing date …
  • DE attends the Mon­tre­al inVi­vo and Genome Que­bec Con­fer­ence enti­tled “Les accéléra­teurs de la recherche” Sep­tem­ber 12, 2011 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 sus­tain­abil­i­ty in these indus­tries. DE Pres­i­dent, David Oswald was there to give sup­port and pro­vide infor­ma­tion …
  • 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 and asso­ciates — old and new alike.
  • DE Explores Tra­di­tion­al Knowl­edge at Inter­na­tion­al Ayurve­da Con­fer­ence August 13, 2011 Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America logoWhat 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 thou­sands of years and can be a very effec­tive sup­ple­ment (or replace­ment in some cas­es) to west­ern sci­ence. Moth­er Maya, founder of …
  • DE in San Jose, Cos­ta Rica July 22, 2011 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 to cli­mate change mit­i­ga­tion and adap­ta­tion, for­est car­bon, and pay­ment for ecosys­tem ser­vices as well as cor­po­rate social respon­si­bil­i­ty were key …
  • DE explores the Koka­nee Glac­i­er and Val­hal­las July 11, 2011 DE goes on a recon­nais­sance mis­sion to get a first hand look at the Koka­nee Glac­i­er from above. Thier­ry Noblet of Koote­nay Lake Avi­a­tion (www.flykla.com) guid­ed the trip and pilot­ed the expe­di­tion. We flew through the Val­hal­la moun­tain range and over the Koka­nee Glac­i­er to gain insight and to be inspired. Stay tuned for the DE Insight on …
  • DE meets with Nation­al Research Coun­cil in Cal­gary July 5, 2011 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 Crown Bio Technology’s inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts can be used in col­lab­o­ra­tion with DE’s envi­ron­men­tal exper­tise to address chal­lenges in …
  • 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 wood and stone were omnipresent at this event. « pre­vi­ous | next » Browse the gallery using the links …
  • 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 (www.imagineaction.ca). This will increase DE’s pres­ence on the project, which com­menced in Feb­ru­ary of 2010 with ear­ly stage pilot­ing of exhib­it ideas.
  • 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 was held by Con­cor­dia University’s Depart­ment of Geog­ra­phy, Plan­ning and Envi­ron­ment.
  • UK Trade and Invest­ment exhib­it a hit at Amer­i­cana (www.americana.org) 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 Mon­tre­al-based design­ers with pro­gres­sive con­tem­po­rary exhib­it design. A car­bon foot­print cal­cu­la­tion and analy­sis was also pre­pared for this exhib­it.
  • 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 (businessbeyondtomorrow.com). Sus­tain­abil­i­ty lead­ers such as Claude Ouimet from Inter­face Car­pets, John B. Fuller­ton from the Cap­i­tal Insti­tute, and the author of The Busi­ness Case for Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Bob Willard share their insights on sus­tain­abil­i­ty and busi­ness.
  • 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 project such as the BDA eco­pre­neur­ship ini­tia­tive because of the social, eco­nom­ic, and envi­ron­men­tal returns it pro­duces.” — David Oswald
  • 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 to gen­der empow­er­ment and equi­ty, access and ben­e­fit shar­ing, trade and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment, and cli­mate change …
  • 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 games such as those that are in sci­ence cen­tres and muse­ums. More tech­ni­cal exam­ples such as sce­nario analy­sis for …
  • 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 deliv­ered an inter­est­ing lec­ture and engaged stu­dents through prac­ti­cal ses­sions. This allowed them to under­stand com­plex con­cepts and manip­u­late …
  • 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 Social Tech­nol­o­gy Down­load Pre­sen­ta­tion Out­come: “David’s an engag­ing speak­er, who guid­ed us through his impres­sive tech­ni­cal and com­mu­ni­ca­tions exploits” — Dr. Hank Ven­e­ma, Direc­tor, IISD Sus­tain­able Nat­ur­al …
  • 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 con­tem­po­rary inter­na­tion­al sense of design to his projects” — Don­na Liv­ing­stone, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, H.R. MacMil­lan Space Cen­ter
  • 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 con­tribute to the process of edu­ca­tion­al and sci­en­tif­ic devel­op­ment in the King­dom of Sau­di Ara­bia.” — His Roy­al High­ness Prince Sul­tan bin Abdu­laz­iz