Conference Mission Statement
The 12th annual Ecohealth Conference takes place on March 21st, 2020 at Fleming College, Frost Campus, in Lindsay, Ontario. Our mission for this event is to inform and enlighten conference attendees about the many ways our generation is working to change the approach people take to viewing and interacting with the natural world. Through hands-on workshops, poster presentations and various exhibits, we will inspire attendees to implement truly 'green' solutions in their everyday lives. With an Indigenous infused perspective, our conference aims to motivate students, colleagues, and community members to view our relationship with Planet Earth in new ways, and be agents of change across social, political, and economic boundaries, both at home and around the globe.
Challenge yourself and your environmental knowledge and skills in the Emazing race, the signature event for the 2020 Ecohealth Conference at Fleming College. This experience will take you through a series of activities within the race to collaborate as a team and activate both your mental and physical limits. Test your memory skills, problem solving skills, and your ability to think fast in various activities, including an exclusive escape room! This opportunity will not exclude your ability to participate in the all-day conference, so gear up and get ready to plan to win!
Bias and Boas
with Josh Feltham
Some things can fascinate and frighten us. They can attract us and repel us. We can be both knowledgeable and naive. Join this workshop to explore and discuss how our biases are affecting our ability to be persuasive and influence real change. You'll be surprised to find out that the secret to being persuasive is the same as the key to overcoming your fears and phobias. Join us for this workshop featuring live snakes and plenty of lively discussion about the issues facing our species and our planet!
Josh is a father, scientist, and educator. He is passionate about taking action to ensure the ecosystems we depend on for survival are protected and restored. Josh's work in Ontario, Costa Rica, and Guyana focuses on engaging local communities in conservation and restoration projects while working to ensure these same communities realize the social, cultural, economic, and ecological benefits of functioning ecosystems.
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2020
The Office of Sustainability is running a Nature Photography Contest as part of the 2020 Eco Health Conference “Generation E will change the world”, hosted by the Ecosystem Management Technology Program.
The theme of our 2020 Photo Contest is
“Nature and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
What emotions/connections can you create with goals 13, 14, 15? Goal 13 is Climate Action, Goal 14 is Life below Water, and Goal 15 is Life on Land.
What story do you want to tell? How can you use the subjects in your photo to convey your story? What inspires you? Capture those vibrant moments and express what nature and the UN SDGs means to you and the message you want to tell!
To ensure eligibility for the contest, please submit files no larger than 20MB at the time of entry. Higher resolution files might be requested at a later stage. Files need to be submitted by March 13th @4:59 Pm. Files have to be emailed to:
Entries should include the following information:
Name of location (e.g. Banff National Park)
City, State/Province, Country
Caption of subject matter
UN SDG you feel the photo captures (13, 14, 15)
The winners (1 student, 1 staff) will each receive:
One summer pass for Ontario’s Provincial Parks
Valid April 1st, 2020 – November 30th, 2020
A selection of the best photos will be printed and displayed in the Discovery Trail during the week leading up to the conference. For the pre-selection, photos will be judged on originality, composition, overall impact, and subject matter relevance to humans and nature.
Students and staff will be able to vote during the week of March 16th and on the day of the conference (March 21st). The votes will be collected in a ballet box located in the Discovery Trail.
The winning photos will be professionally printed, framed and mounted for display.
Call for Posters
The poster symposium is an excellent opportunity to share research findings with a broad audience. We invite students, professionals, and others to share their research, initiatives and work relevant to the generational shift in social, political and global environmental development in an effort to co-exist with the natural environment. Your poster will be prominently displayed at the conference venue and will be viewed by practitioners in the environmental and public health sectors, as well as students and community members of Kawartha Lakes and other communities.
If you wish to participate in the symposium, please submit an abstract of your work (max. 200 words) which includes:
● The title of your presentation,
● A rationale of your work,
● Key objectives and methods,
● Results and implications of your research.
Please direct abstract, questions or any accommodations to Jessica Bakker at,
by February 14th, 2020. Please include your
name(s), organization and a contactable address.