Curricular Champions

An SDGs Curricular Champion at YorkU is an instructor who is finding innovative ways to connect the SDGs to diverse interdisciplinary topics, concepts and disciplines. In championing the SDGs in their respective program, this instructor is gently leading by example while at the same time exposing their students to wicked problems and inviting global citizenship through envisioned problem solving. SDG Curricular Champions are mentors to others, offering their own experiences in their classrooms, collegially supporting instructors who wish to infuse the SDGs themselves. We are thrilled to share with you videos of a few of YorkU's Curricular Champions discussing ideas that you might just consider.

NEW! CIFAL Speaker Series: Unboxing the SDGs for People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership

This speaker series will highlight the work that is being done to include the SDGs in curricula by those in the field of education. “Unboxing the SDGs”, with the aim of looking in detail at what is inside each SDG box, will bring together experts to share their best practices, lessons learned, challenges faced, and opportunities that exist to further infuse the SDGs in higher education classrooms in different disciplines.

  • Register for sessions. Sessions are free and run from 12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT. Participants at a minimum of 50% of sessions will receive a certificate of attendance from CIFAL York.

Designing for Equity and Inclusion in Education with k2i academy

Lisa Cole

Director of Programming, k2i academy, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University

Michelle Tsui-Woods

Associate Director of Operations and Development, k2i academy, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University

Framing Curriculum Through the Lens of SDGs

Christian Van Buskirk

Faculty, University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, Faculty Lead, Business Minor Program

Advancing SDGs through Transformative and Justice-Informed Pedagogies

Dr. Kshamta Hunter

Manager, Transformative Learning & Student Engagement, Sustainability Hub; Instructor, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

Connecting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to the STEAM Curriculum (Grades 2-13)-Fostering Purpose Based Learning for the Whole Student

Dr. Minna Allarakhia

President and Chair of the Board, BioEndeavor

York University Curricular Champions

Burkard Eberlein

Professor, Public Policy and Sustainability, Schulich School of Business

Christiane Dumont

Associate Professor, Department of French Studies, Faculty of LA&PS

Danielle Robinson

Associate Professor, Department of Dance, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design

Jose Etcheverry

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Urban Change

Angela D. Norwood

Associate Professor Department of Design School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design

Charles-Antoine Rouyer

Course Director Multidisciplinary Studies, Glendon Campus

Sandra Peniston

Assistant Professor School of Nursing

Tracy Bhoola

Instructor English as a Second Language