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Office of Sustainability: Sustainability in Our Courses

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When:The workshop is being offered Friday, June 14th, 9:00 - 4:00 (registration 8:30)

Location: Fleming College, 599 Brealey Drive, Peterborough, Ontario Room D1129.3

Title: Build Sustainability and the 17 SDG’s into Your Curriculum

Short Description:

Join us to learn about sustainability and how to embed it into your curriculum (both courses and co-curricular student learning experiences). We will learn about the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization) model for sustainability, the 17 SDG's (Sustainable Development Goals), and sustainability in the “living lab”, working with Campus sustainability offices for real world examples and project based learning. Faculty and staff from Fleming College, Humber College and Trent University will share examples of how they have built sustainability into their curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Then it's your turn to select one or more of the of 17 SDG's and develop a module, seminar activity, assignment or case, or student project etc. Bring your course outline or a project idea!. We have resources to support you on your sustainability journey that we will share with you during the workshop.

To register please e-mail or call Sharon Archibald at or (416) 432-0403 or 705-749-5520 (x 1067)

Registration Deadline: June 5, 2019 and Registration fee will be set to cover hospitality and parking Register here

A workshop to explore the convergence of Sustainability and Indigenous Knowledge in applying teaching and learning strategies for a Sustainable Future In collaboration with the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Fleming College is hosting an innovative workshop that will bring Indigenous faculty members and Knowledge Holders together with faculty engaged in sustainability education. This will be a unique opportunity to discuss the synergies between Indigenous teachings and sustainability goals. The session will also include community members from our region and beyond that have a special interest in this area.

The workshop will highlight programs that are successfully bringing these “two worlds” together including Fleming's Indigenous Perspectives Initiative and Trent University's Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program. The day will involve exploring the synergies between these models and sustainability curriculum activities such as sustainability learning outcomes, applied student sustainability projects and inter-disciplinary teaching and learning. The day will also include interactive activities in keeping with these themes. Located in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes area within the Mississauga Territory of Ontario, Canada, this day long workshop will take place at Fleming College on June 15th, 2017 and promises to be a unique opportunity to share knowledge in a way that will leave participants with new insights perspectives for their teaching practice.

This workshop coincides with the area’s recent designation as a Regional Centre for Expertise in Sustainability Education (RCE) under the United Nations University and as endorsed by UNESCO. One of the main priorities of the RCE is to engage Indigenous Knowledge across all curricula. The workshop and this overarching effort reflects the ambition of the region to infuse sustainability at all ages and stages of life-long learning and to share best practices across regions in doing so.

For more information on the event

You will find courses across all of our programs that integrate sustainability. In addition, the majority of our Diploma Programs have included Fleming's Sustainability Learning Outcome in at least one required course.

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to explain the interconnections between the broad principles of sustainability - which include human health and well-being, ecological health, social issues, and secure livelihoods- in order to support a better world for all generations.

Programs and Courses

Program Course
Early Childhood Education ProgramChildren's Health and Environment
Recreation and Leisure ProgramBuilding Communities through Parks and Recreation
Social Service Worker and Counseling ProgramsSocial Justice and Diversity
School of Environment and Natural Resources ProgramsSkills for Stewardship and Sustainability
Outdoor Adventure and EducationApplied Ecology for Outdoor Education
Skilled Trades ProgramsEnvironmental Issues for Industry
Business ProgramsCorporate and Social Responsibility
General Arts and ScienceIntroduction to Indigenous Studies

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