Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainability Education

Event Date & Time

  • December 12, 2019
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Global heating, biodiversity loss, food and water inequality, and upheavals in economic and social systems demand that we re-think how we teach at universities and how we can better prepare students for a rapidly unfolding future characterized by change and uncertainty. In this session, you will learn how faculty are working across the disciplines to develop, design, and deliver innovative interdisciplinary courses on pressing social, cultural, and environmental issues.



We will hear from the instructional teams on projects including:


  • Environmental Humanities and Sustainability Education, Faculties of Arts and Education
  • EarthCARE Framework for Transformative Global Justice, Faculties of Education and Land and Food Systems

These educators will present on their curriculum projects, which are supported by the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) Interdisciplinary Education Grant program.



Through discussion, participants will:

  1. Learn about various approaches for working across disciplinary contexts
  2. Begin to consider pedagogies and interdisciplinary approaches to enhance students’ learning around sustainability
  3. Learn about USI’s curriculum grant program




  • Jean Marcus Director, USI Teaching, Learning & Student Engagement