Sunday, November 8, 20:00 - 22:00(GMT+9),
YouTube Live

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What is GiFT?

GiFT stands for Global Issues Forum for Tomorrow. It's an event that was inaugurated in 2011 to mark the fifth anniversary of the Sustainability Weeks, which is an annual gathering we've hosted since 2007. The Sustainability Weeks is part of the Hokkaido University's annual social contribution to help create a sustainable society.


GiFT is an online forum for world students, which distributes 1.5 hours live broadcast on YouTube Live from 8 p.m. on November 8, 2015 (GMT+9). Hokkaido University’s researchers give hot presentations and the viewers exchange opinions via SNS. The theme in this year is “How can we deal with sharp global environmental changes?”

[Session 1]

"You & Our Issues"

Keizo Yamaguchi, Ph.D.(Science)
President, Hokkaido University
[Session 2]

"Co-design Research for Better Life on Permafrost and Global Environment"

Atsuko Sugimoto, Pf.D.(Science)
Faculty of Environmental Earth Science
Research Area: Environmental Science
Affiliation: Faculty of Environmental Earth Science
[Session 3]

"Explore Phytoplankton from Space for the Arctic Marine Ecosystem"

Sei-Ichi Saitoh, Pf.D.(Science of fisheries)
Arctic Research Center
Research Area: Satellite Oceanography
Affiliation: Arctic Research Center
[Session 4]

"Desirable Urban Design for Winter Cities"

Tsuyoshi Setoguchi, Pf.D.(Engineering)
Faculty of Engineering
Research Area: Town Planning
Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering
Moderators Kengo Hirao, Senior of Pharmaceutical Science/ Japan
Halley Mariet Menezes, Doctoral degree of Chemistry/ India
Chindasiriphan Pattharaphon, Master degree of e3 program/ Thailand
Chao Ping Lai, Freshman of Modern Japanese Studies Program/ United States
(These are the information when the video broadcasted on Nov.8, 2015.)
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