Free Public Lecture: Engaging BC in Sustainability Education


Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PT)
Vancouver, British Columbia

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), SFU & UBC Free Public Lecture

 Lecture #1: Engaging BC in Sustainability Education

Join us on September 14, 2011 to learn more about the “hows and whys” of sustainability education. Dr. David Zandvliet of SFU offers case studies of how environmental education–including topics on climate change–is being successfully infused into current curriculums. Dr. Alejandro Rojas from UBC highlights the innovative “Think & Eat Green @ School” research project, which investigates food security and climate change issues with Vancouver schools’ students, parents, staff and administrators. After their presentations, stay for a light dinner, on us–and a viewing of Al Gore’s “24 Hour Climate Reality” project broadcast live from Haida Gwaii.

What: “Engaging BC in Sustainability Education” lecture, light dinner and Al Gore’s “Climate Reality” Project viewing
When: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011; 5-6:30pm; 6:30-8pm dinner + viewing
Where: Rm 1400-1410, Harbour Centre, SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings St.
Live Web Stream:

David Zandvliet, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, SFU. David Zandvliet is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University of Technology (Australia). Dr. Zandvliet has published numerous articles in international journals and presented refereed conference papers on six continents and in over 15 countries. His career interests lie in the areas of science, technology and environmental education. He has conducted research and development on learning environments in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.

Alejandro Rojas, Associate Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC. Dr. Rojas is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Land and  Food Systems at the University of British Columbia and is the Principal Investigator of Think & Eat Green @ School. Dr. Rojas is an environmental social scientist with expertise on sustainable food systems, transitions to healthy and sustainable food systems and food security.  He has conducted extensive research on adaptive resolution of environmental conflicts, community engagement in food security and food system sustainability, and institutional adaptations to climate change in rural communities.

We hope that you can make it, either in person or by accessing our webcast.

Nastenka Calle Delgado
SFU Coordinator, PICS

Sara Muir-Owen
UBC Coordinator, PICS,


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