Education for Sustainability
Educating for sustainability prepares students of all programs to mindfully address economic, social and environmental challenges that come with our changing society. The University of Manitoba Sustainability Strategy 2016-2018, which is approved by the University Board of Governors, outlines actions to encourage sustainability education within all aspects of the university. Over 20% (1,065 courses) of the courses currently offered at the University have a direct reference to sustainability. In addition, faculty members and staff are encouraging student participation in sustainability initiatives all across campus from conferences and symposiums to experiential learning that use the campus as a living lab.

During spring 2018, Education for Sustainability Workshops were held with faculty from across campus. The sessions were planned to gain an understanding how sustainability is currently being incorporated into education in their courses including within their programs and faculties. The workshops explored the barriers and supports in place that allow or discourage education for sustainability across campus. The workshops helped consolidate the thoughts of faculty members about how education for sustainability could be encouraged across all Faculties. The outcomes of this workshop and future discussions will help form the foundation for the Goals and Strategic Actions framed in the upcoming renewal of the 2019-2024 Sustainability Strategy.

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Education for Sustainability - Faculty Discussion
November 30, 2018 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL), 65 Dafoe Road, Room 223

Join us for a discussion about your experiences with teaching sustainability as well as the broader applications in your department and faculty. We are interested in garnering your insight into approaches, opportunities and barriers for educating for sustainability at the University of Manitoba. The outcomes of our deliberations will be shared with the Education for Sustainability Working Group to help move forward in forming the foundation for the Goals and Strategic Actions framed in the university’s next Sustainability Strategy 2019-2024.

This is an additional offering of the Spring 2018 sessions (May 28 & June 4).
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RSVP to Eventbrite by November 23. Lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, allergies, or accessibility requirements please email sustainability@umanitoba.ca.