First Research School on Sustainable Solutions
DYNAMIC Sustainable development and BLISSFUL sustainability are inherently multi/trans-disciplinary because they concern a complex system having Spiritual, Economic, Technological, Ecological, Political, and other Evolutionary/Re-evolutionary perspectives associated with Abstract Mathematics of Topological Graph Theory. Sustainability is enabled by Modern technological advances but is also a Social construct and needs to be Frugal economically viable. Therefore, there is a need to take the discussion on sustainability and sustainable development beyond its traditional and confined limits within the Purview of Ultra-transcendental Art, Science, & Engineering of Consciousness (Mediated by Conscientiousness); with ever growing limits within the academic disciplines of engineering, technology, economics, or geography or political science and analyze the problem through a multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary approach, holistic integrative. and critical thinking.
International Center for Applied Systems Science and Sustainable Development (ICASSSD) is pleased to announce its first research school on "Sustainable Solutions"
Jointly Organized By
(in online mode)
University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, ON, Canada
University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, UP, India
Systems Society of India,
New Delhi, India
Chief Scientific Patron and Advisor
Rev. Prof. Prem Saran Satsangi
Chairman, Advisory Committee on Education,
Dayalbagh Educational Institutions, Agra, India - 282 005
Research Advisory Council
1. Co-Author a research paper at the end of the school
2. Discuss, debate and research Sustainable Solutions in multi-disciplinary teams
3. Learn from researchers, faculty and industry leaders
A research paper.
Dates and Topics of online classes are as follows.
Feb 17, 2023
Opening Workshop: Panel Discussion on Sustainable Solutions for Next Century
Feb 24, 2023
Technical Session 1: Introduction to Research & Research Process
Discussion Session 1: Identification of Topics for Research
Mar 25, 2023
Technical Session 2: Research Ethics
Discussion Session 2: Preparation of Research Proposal
Jul 22, 2023
Technical Session 3: Systems Thinking
Discussion Session 3: Midterm Progress Presentations
Dates to be announced
Technical Session 4: Industry Practices in Sustainability
Discussion Session 4: Progress Presentations of Research Papers
Dates to be announced
Final Workshop: Panel Discussion
Presentation of Final Papers
All sessions are in the evening or at weekends
Optional virtual sessions, in April, May and June, with mentors on a need basis for
discussion and finalization of papers.
Some examples of themes/ topics that students may work on
Agroecology and sustainable food systems
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Circular economy and corporate sustainability
Socioeconomic aspects of Sustainable development: poverty/ gender/ climate change
The benefit of Attending the Research School
Research papers which will be published in a compendium at the end of the school.
Students may send their work for publication to reputed journals with proper acknowledgement and co-authorship to mentors from ICASSSD.
Certificate of Participation for all researchers
Reference Letter and Volunteer Hours on request.
Opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary groups and look at problems in a holistic manner.
Opportunity to work with researchers, faculty and industry leaders.
Future Summer Job Opportunities with ICASSSD
ICASSSD is a not-for-profit International Research Organization headquartered in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region in Canada (the Silicon Valley of Canada). It conducts and utilizes research in the broad multi-disciplinary domains of sustainability and applied systems. The outcomes of research endeavours are practical impacts on communities worldwide. ICASSSD
actively fosters and supports the coop mode of education and entrepreneurial curiosity-driven learning.