Capping a Sustainability Pathway

TitleCapping a Sustainability Pathway
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

This project will result in the development of a capstone experience for students engaging in a sustainability pathway that includes a course based and co-curricular infrastructure, learning outcomes, and project plans that may be adapted by other departments or Faculties. The pathway, a series of linked courses and experiences, currently in development and led by the Faculty of Science in partnership with other faculties and central units will be made available to students from across the UBC campus. The capstone experience and core pathway components will be designed to require students to synthesize and apply disciplinary specific knowledge to complex sustainability challenges through partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, corporations, and NGOs. A capstone course will ensure frameworks exist to support interdisciplinary groups to work in teams on projects which require innovation at organizational and/or systems levels.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2014/2015
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorShona Ellis
Year 1: Funded Amount82,900
Year 1: Team Members

Shona Ellis, Professor of Teaching, Botany, Faulty of Science
Gary Bradfield, Botany, Faulty of Science
Loch Brown, Geography (Environment and Sustainability), Faculty of Arts
Collyn Chand, Sustainability Coordinator, AMS / Undergraduate, Global Resource Systems
Kai Chan, Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability
Nicholas Coops, UBC Sustainability Initiative / Director, Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Forestry
kele fleming, Senior Manager, Teaching and Learning Professional Development, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Susan Grossman, Director, UBC-Community Learning Initiative
Tara Ivanochko, Director Environmental Sciences, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Faculty of Science
Eric Jandciu, Strategist, Teaching and Learning Initiatives, Faculty of Science
Don Krug, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education
Peter Nemetz, Strategy and Business Economics, Faculty of Commerce
Susan Nesbit, Civil Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Andrew Riseman, Applied Biology and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
John Robinson, Associate Provost, Sustainability, Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, Faculty of Arts
Jennifer Sun, Sustainability Coordinator, AMS / Undergraduate, Environmental Science