Integrating Student Engagement and Our Classroom Teaching: A UN Sustainable Development Framework

Event Date & Time

  • December 11, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:45 am

Event Description

In the past year, there has been increasing and widespread momentum at UBC around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), to foster change and engage the community on common global issues. Understanding, acknowledgement and integration of the framework in our learning and teaching objectives will further support our students toward actualization of the goals.

Recognizing the importance of institutional and national level support for the successful implementation of the goals, the Government of Canada recently launched a consultation process to inform the creation of Canada’s forthcoming National Strategy on SDG Implementation. Four key areas needing immediate attention were identified in the consultation primarily by the Canadian youth. Using the National Strategy as a springboard to discuss approaches for implementation of SDGs, this workshop will facilitate discussions on the challenges, needs, and integration of the goals at the course level.



At the workshop, you will:

  • Explore the SDG framework and its implications to your work and education goals
  • Interact with tools and activities for engaging students in this conversation, such as stakeholder mapping
  • Learn about current SDG activities within the student population at UBC 
  • Learn about SDG-related competencies and engage with various pedagogical approaches that could be adapted to support learning




UNESCO (2017). Education for Sustainable Development Goals: Learning Objectives. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris: UNESCO. 



  • Kshamta Hunter               
  • Tara Moreau              
  • Carmen Kim