Integrating Sustainability and Climate Change Content in your Course

Event Date & Time

  • May 31, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

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

Are you interested in exploring how to connect your teaching with sustainability and/or climate change? Not sure where to start or how to approach it? Join the Sustainability Hub for a conversation with faculty members from a variety of fields including Sociology, Education, Applied Science, and Forestry, who are on the journey of integrating sustainability and climate education into their teaching. We will discuss why sustainability and climate change education are crucial in higher education and will share our work, how we’ve set goals, made content connections, and how we approached the design of our courses and programs. We will also highlight some key resources and support for this work on campus.

Our projects range from the integration of new modules into an existing course to the design of an entirely new program, and incorporate principles of interdisciplinary, experiential, and applied education. We are excited to learn about what your goals are and hope we can help and inspire you to take your next steps in bringing your perspective on sustainability to your students.

Projects you will be hearing about:

  • Sustainability Education at UBC: What can we Learn from Participatory, Urban and Indigenous Planning?
  • Climate Hacks in the Community: A Field Course on Community Engagement
  • Sustainable Living through Family Contexts


  • Silvia Bartolic, Associate Professor of Teaching, Undergraduate Chair, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts
  • Kerry Renwick, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education
  • Maggie Low, Assistant Professor, Chair, ICP Program, Indigenous Partnership Group, School of Community and Regional Planning, Faculty of Applied Science
  • Rob Kozak, Dean of the Faculty of Forestry
  • Tara Ivanochko, Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science, and Academic Director at the Sustainability Hub.
  • Oliver Lane, Manager of Teaching and Learning at the Sustainability Hub