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2018 Conference

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Keynote Speaker: Amy Luers, Executive Director, Future Earth

Optional field trips (May 22): Campus tours with a sustainability theme will be held throughout the day (bring comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, and be prepared for the weather conditions as appropriate).  Further details to be announced.

  • Dawson College
  • McGill University
  • Concordia University
  • Quartier d'Innovation


A variety of accommodation options are supported by the SHECA 2018 Planning Committee, and which meet required sustainability goals:  visit or

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Thanks to conference sponsor ECO Canada!


Session 1: Living Labs

Andre Potvin - Inhabiting a Nordic Campus

Liska Richer - Living Labs: Seeds Sustainability Program

Rachelle Haddock - Campus as Learning Lab


Session 2: Operational Perspectives and Priorities

Operational Perspectives & Priorities

Rochelle Owen, Dalhousie University
Paul Martin, University of Western Ontario
Prof. Caroline Begg, McGill University

Session 2 - Operational Perspectives & Priorities (PDF)

Session 2 - Operational Perspectives & Priorities (PPTX)


Session 3: Research Perspectives and Priorities (UNESCO CHAIRS)

Catherine Potvin - UNESCO Chair for Dialogues on Sustainability

Yves Prairi - Université de Quebec à Montreal, UNESCO Chair in Global Environmental Change

Maureen Reed and James Robson - UNESCO Co-chairs, Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability, Reconciliation & Renewal


Session 4: Keynote Address

Amy Luers - Future Earth


Session 5: Curriculum and Student Experience

Robert Summers, Sustainability Scholars Program, University of Alberta

Myriam Mansour, Sustainability Major, Vanier College

Leslie Goodman and Rick Baydack, University of Manitoba. Experiential Learning through U of Manitoba’s Environment Co-operative Education Program

Kate Whalen, Senior Manager, Academic Sustainability Programs, McMaster University


Session 6: Social Justice Perspectives and Priorities

Kris Nanda, Environmental Petitions Process, Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Liz Stone, Chair, Aboriginal Education Council, Fleming College

Gretchen Ferguson, Director, Sustainable Development Program, Simon Fraser University


Session 7: Partnerships for the Goals

Meghan Fay - Zahniser, Executive Director, AASHE

Kathleen Ng, incoming Chair, CUSP

Katie Aitken, Co-chair, CCUEN

James Nugent, University of Waterloo, Sustainable Development Solutions Network