Education for Sustainability: Integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Teaching, Learning and Leadership

Event Date & Time

  • May 30, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from May 31–June 3, 2022. To view all events, visit

In this session, we will explore ESD for 2030 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (or UNSDGs) frameworks and connections to post-secondary teaching and learning. The UN SDGs framework is meant to provide a universal roadmap to end poverty and engage nations across the globe on common global issues. Participants will explore the UN SDG framework and its implications for their teaching and learning goals. The presenters will share how they are integrating the UN SDGs in their practice and give examples of successful approaches and models in different contexts. This session will reflect on the learning process and the role of education in advancing the UN SDG global goals; highlighting some of the challenges and opportunities in cultivating SDG-related competencies.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the ESD and SDG frameworks; its key characteristics, relevance and barriers
  • Explore the SDGs through the lens of Education for Sustainability
  • Explore COVID-19 implications and impacts on the framework and goals
  • Learn various strategies of integrating SDGs in their teaching practice



  • Kshamta Hunter, Manager, Sustainability Engagement, Sustainability Hub
  • Terry Sunderland, Professor, Director, International Cooperation and Engagement, Faculty of Forestry
  • Tara Moreau, Associate Director, Sustainability and Community Programs, UBC Botanical Garden