Oct
18

Date: Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

Time: 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Building 305, Rooms 203 and 211


Add to CalendarThe UN Sustainable Development Goals & VIU10/18/2018 04:00 PM10/18/2018 08:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverSince July, the staff at Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) have been trying to understand how VIU is meeting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals, which cover topics from ending poverty to achieving gender equality, were adopted by nations globally in 2015. Since then, institutions have been attempting to align their goals with them as well. To date, this project has involved an extensive literature review and almost 40 meetings with faculty and staff, on top of attending a workshop at McGill University on the subject of sustainability. The next stage of the project involves discovering what VIU can do to continue meeting the SDGs moving forward. To accomplish this, the MABRRI team invites you to attend a symposium where you will have the opportunity to learn about the SDGs and provide input that will be used in the final report. The symposium will include multiple presentations introducing the topic of sustainability as well as a presentation by VIU students explaining the results of MABRRI’s research to date. The evening will finish with a World Café event, where attendees will have the opportunity to provide input on how VIU can continue to strive to meet the SDGs in the future. To learn more about, and to register for, this event please visit: https://viu-sdg-symposium.eventbrite.ca. Registration closed on October 10th. Building 305, Rooms 203 and 211 false

Since July, the staff at Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) have been trying to understand how VIU is meeting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals, which cover topics from ending poverty to achieving gender equality, were adopted by nations globally in 2015. Since then, institutions have been attempting to align their goals with them as well. To date, this project has involved an extensive literature review and almost 40 meetings with faculty and staff, on top of attending a workshop at McGill University on the subject of sustainability.

The next stage of the project involves discovering what VIU can do to continue meeting the SDGs moving forward. To accomplish this, the MABRRI team invites you to attend a symposium where you will have the opportunity to learn about the SDGs and provide input that will be used in the final report.

The symposium will include multiple presentations introducing the topic of sustainability as well as a presentation by VIU students explaining the results of MABRRI’s research to date. The evening will finish with a World Café event, where attendees will have the opportunity to provide input on how VIU can continue to strive to meet the SDGs in the future.

To learn more about, and to register for, this event please visit: https://viu-sdg-symposium.eventbrite.ca. Registration closed on October 10th.


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