This multidisciplinary symposium was organized by the Humboldt Association of Canada (HAC) and included academics, researchers, scholars, leading scientists, and government officials from Canada and Germany. The Kolleg featured various prominent keynote speakers, as well as various brief presentations and discussion forums around the theme of earth from Humboldt Fellows.

P10608771The symposium took the opportunity to promote the programmes of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Bonn) to young Canadian scholars, while allowing them to network with alumni of those programmes.

Kolleg Organizing Committee

Prof. Chung-Wai Chow
Prof. Anshuman Khare
Prof. Siegfried F. Stiemer
Prof. Leonard I. Wiebe
Prof. Gernot Wieland
Prof. Dietmar Kennepohl  (Chair)


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The Conference was held at the Banff Centre, in Banff, Alberta, Canada ( The Centre provided a comfortable setting nestled in one of the most picturesque environments in North America, convenient to hiking and other forms of outdoor recreation.