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UNESCO Chair Associates

Experts provide academic advice and assistance for our research and community empowerment activities. This collaboration with associates and affiliated colleagues greatly enhances our overall reach, effectiveness and build trusted networks.


Eric Foster has many years of public education experience including administration. He pioneered the development of the first sustainability-focused secondary school in North America. After his career in public education, Eric moved into the NGO world where he has been serving as Managing Director of the John Dearness Environmental Society since 1996.

Mark Terry is an author, documentary filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada. He has worked with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2009. In 2011, in partnership with UNFCCC, Mark introduced the Youth Climate Report, a collection of documentary shorts produced by young filmmakers around the world. The Youth Climate Report project was officially adopted under the UNFCCC’s Article 6 mandate for education and outreach. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and teaches at the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University, and at the Faculty of Arts, Wilfrid Laurier University.