Sustainability Teaching Resources

TitleSustainability Teaching Resources
OtherVP Research
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

Develop a toolkit of resources to support the growing number of students and faculty who would like sustainability explicitly covered in their courses (discussed in more detail in the last section.) To meet this need, the following resources have been identified that would be developed through funding of this TLEF proposal:

  • Variety of materials to support a multi-pronged approach
  • List of UBC courses that incorporate sustainability, with a short description of how it is accomplished
  • Set of problems/examples/case studies related to sustainability that faculty could select from to use in their particular courses
  • Set of problem-centred sustainability modules that could be integrated into many courses
  • List of research projects at UBC that address sustainability with a short description of how it is related which could tie more research into teaching
  • 2-week teaching module that demonstrates how any course at UBC could be taught within the context of sustainability
  • TAG course for members of the UBC teaching community to learn how they might incorporate sustainability in there are
  • “Circles”, multi-disciplinary forums on specific issues related to sustainability (food scarcity, climate change, etc) to enable more collaboration and networking
  • Specific tools to support teachers who are not full-time faculty (such as doctors, dentists who teach UBC students)
  • Communications plan to ensure all faculty is aware that these tools are available to them
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2006/2007
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorHeather Scholefield
Year 1: Funded Amount35,250
Year 1: Team Members

Heather Scholefield, Sustainability Office, Land and Building Services
Tony Bi, Faculty of Applied Science
David Ng, Faculty of Science
Laurie Ricou, English, Faculty of Arts
Bob Wollard, Faculty of Medicine
Marcia McKenzie, Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Education
Carolina Chanis, Student, Science
Tavish MacLean, Student, Commerce
Kelly McKerracher, Student, Arts
Alyssa Joyce, Ph.D. Candidate, Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, Faculty of Science