Symposium 'Green Salutogenic Environments' & PhD defense

Organised by Health and Society

Wed 19 October 2022 14:00 to 18:30

Venue Orion, building number 103

It is our pleasure to invite you to the PhD defense of Roald Pijpker on Wednesday October 19th 16:00- 17:30. On this special day, Roald will defend his thesis entitled ‘Employee Burnout: prevention, recovery, and outdoor therapy. A salutogenic perspective’. You are also warmly invited to the festive drinks afterwards.

Before the defense there is a symposium “Green salutogenic environments”, organised by the CSPS cluster Health and Environment.


13.45 Doors are open (Orion C2035)

14.00 Welcome by Lenneke Vaandrager

14.10 A talk by Prof. Dr Catharine Ward Thompson - Professor of Landscape Architecture, OPENspace, The University of Edinburg

14.40 A reflection by Prof. Dr Paolo Contu - Professor of Public Health and IUHPE Vice President for Europe, Università degli Studi di Cagliari

14.50 Discussion with the audience

15.00 Outdoor activity with outdoor coach Oda Salomons, at the end we walk to Omnia

15.45 We arrive at Omina for the defense of Roald

16.00 Public defense by Roald Pijpker (Omnia)

17.30 – 18.30 Drinks and celebration

You can sign up for the symposium and/or the defense using this link.

If you are unable to travel to Wageningen, the ceremony can be watched live (or be replayed) via Go to 'EVENTS' (top left of the screen), the link will appear here five minutes before the start of the defence.

The symposium and the defense can be attended separately.