FLO Friday: Teaching with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Earth Day Edition

*Note: This session has passed. Please view the recording (and resources) below.

In 2015 the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the United Nations (UN), providing a shared vision for global partnership by all countries and people to promote peace and prosperity for people and Planet Earth, now and into the future. At this heart of this agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ranging from eradicating poverty and hunger to addressing climate change and building inclusive societies by 2030. Around the world educators from K–12 and post-secondary schools have been leveraging the SDGs as an educational framework to help students identify global and local challenges they wish to address by applying their knowledge and talents. In teaching and imparting discipline-specific knowledge, educators play a pivotal role in advancing solutions to the world’s biggest issues. In this interactive session, intentionally scheduled to take place on Earth Day 2022, participants will have an opportunity to

  • Reflect on the SDGs and their relevance to their professional and/or personal contexts
  • Articulate connections between the UN SDGs and their disciplines
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate the UN SDGs in their program and course curricula

Session Facilitator:

Dr. Candy Ho (she/her) is the inaugural assistant professor, Integrative Career and Capstone Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley. In this unique capacity, she teaches courses that help students consider their educational and life experiences and how these experiences can help them achieve their short- and long-term goals, ultimately helping them design the life they want to live. She also holds teaching positions in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Educational Studies department and Douglas College’s Career Development Practitioner Program, and has taught at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Counselling Psychology and Special Education. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Candy worked extensively in university student affairs in areas such as first-year experience and student transition, campus and residence life, career and volunteer services, co-operative education, academic advising, and university advancement. Her collective professional experiences have culminated in her doctoral dissertation, which investigates the conceptions of post-secondary career influencers in student career success, and she readily shares her expertise locally and globally. She currently serves as vice chair of CERIC, a Canadian charitable organization that advances education and research in career.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.