Campfire Discussion

The Sustainability Hub & The Climate+Challenge@KPU

April 28, 2024 14:00 - 15:00 Macleod 1&2View map

KPU’s newly formed Office of Sustainability (OoS) has developed a concept of a cross-disciplinary Sustainability Hub (the “Hub”). This is intended to be a platform for bringing together diverse members of the KPU community to collaboratively tackle sustainability challenges. The Hub is a space where faculty, staff, and students, come together to collectively advance sustainability through dialogue, advocacy, and action. As both a virtual space and face-to-face advisory group, the Hub has seeded working groups to focus on tangible, inspiring projects that can demonstrate sustainability in action within a polytechnic setting.  
KPU’s Climate+Challenge (C+C)was launched in 2022 as a nexus to share strategies and resources for tackling the climate emergency. C+C has since initiated regular online Climate+Coffees, in person Climate+ Cafes, Climate+EcoTalks and a Climate+Book Club. The C+C Challenge serves as an interdisciplinary repository for faculty to promote courses that have climate change-related content. C+C supports a student Advisory Committee on Environment and Sustainability (ACES) and hosts blogging by students and faculty. And C+C is supporting an interdisciplinary ‘climate & sustainability stream’ along with the development of two new interdisciplinary courses for students.  
Cases from both the Hub and C+C will be used to demonstrate current and future sustainability and climate-change-related challenges and initiatives in BC’s fourth largest university.

Presented by: Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Lucas Ozols-Mongeau
Manager of Planning and Sustainability | Kwantlen Polytechnic University
David Sadoway
Faculty & Instructor. Geography & The Environment. | Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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Growing Talent

April 29 – May 1, 2024

Growing talent for a resilient future
CICan’s annual Connection Conference is the only event of its kind. Hosted in collaboration with Bow Valley College and SAIT, this year’s theme will offer postsecondary leaders and stakeholders from across Canada and around the world the opportunity to discuss, share, and be inspired by how we are growing talent for success in a rapidly changing world.

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