Special Lecture Series

Attention all first year students. Join me on Wednesday, September 4th in Rozanski 101 (from 2:30-3:20 pm) for Changing the World One Course at a Time. This active discussion is part of the 2019 University of Guelph Special Lecture Series, and will challenge you to consider how your discipline and your courses might be the catalyst to improving life, and to changing our communities and the world at large!


In 2015, the United Nations released its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Central to this agenda was a challenge to achieve 17 sustainable development goals ranging from the elimination of poverty and hunger, to improving life on the land and below the water. These challenges are broad, and inherently interdisciplinary. They can also seem incredibly overwhelming and daunting, and may leave you wondering: How do we address them? Where do we start? How can I help? In this class we’ll chat about ways we can use our training to make a difference, with specific examples and activities from two community-engaged classrooms: CIS3750 and the Ideas Congress Transdisciplinary Classroom.

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