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Opening Plenary Speakers

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Dr. Sapna Sharma

Sapna Sharma is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at York University and York Research Chair in Global Change Biology. Her research highlights how lakes worldwide respond to climate change, including rapid ice loss, warming water temperatures, degrading water quality, and changing fish distributions. Her research has led to an induction to the Royal Society of Canada – College of New Scholars and she has been named one of Canada's Top 10 Women Water Scientists. She is a dedicated science communicator and is the founder of SEEDS, an outreach program for refugees. For her commitment to science outreach, she has served as Vice-Chair for the Royal Canadian Institute for Science and was awarded the Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs Science Promotion Prize.

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