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Sustainable on the Go 2022 - the call for contributions is open

York University is hosting the 2nd edition of the Sustainable on the Go (SOTG 2022), co-organized by York International, the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability, and international partners on 17th November 2022 during the International Education Week.   The SOTG 2022 will feature inclusive, innovative, and interactive formats and facilitate participation of international education stakeholders from most time zones and world regions […]

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The Arts, our Cultures, and Sustainability – The 2nd #Arts2030 Dialogue Celebrates World Environment Day 2022 @ Bunker Lane Press

*REGISTRATION CLOSED* Every year on 5 June, the world celebrates World Environment Day to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment. The 2022 World Environment Day campaign #OnlyOneEarth calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet. Honouring this year´s World Environment Day and following the […]

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Review of Earth Week 2022

Events and activities during Earth Week 2022 Earth Week 2022 has been extremely exciting for us! You have not been able to be with us? Follow-up here with The #Arts2030 Event in the Bloor West Village in Toronto on April 19, Our Chairholder Charles Hopkins listed in the Clean 50 and highlighted with an interview […]

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Sustainable on the Go 2022 - join our pre-conference youth events

Have your voice heard for the second Sustainable on the Go Conference SOTG 2022: We are looking for you to make a difference! Join the discussion with higher education institutions around the world to emerge stronger from the pandemic in creating a vision for student and scholar exchange and international collaboration opportunities that sets us […]

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Go Global SDGs in Action Student Challenge

  Join us and register for the SDG's In Action Knowledge Fair on March 28, 2022 The Go Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Action Student Challenge will empower York University students and their peers around the world to take action towards the achievement of SDGs with a global lens. Through facilitated discussions, workshops, and […]

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UNESCO Chair celebrating 2 years as Global Focal Point for SDG 4

Two years ago, on 4 March 2020, York University became the Global Focal Point for SDG 4 on Quality Education in the Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) Cluster hosted by the International Association of Universities (IAU). Within the cluster, York University partners with University of Peace, Costa Rica; Charles University, Czech Republic; […]

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York University answering the call for a sustainable future for all

On 24 January 2022, the International Day of Education, York University launched a voluntary report on their progress towards the SDGs on a brand new website. The UNESCO Chair is featured with the #IndigenousESD Global Network, the new UNITWIN Research Network, and the Chairholder Charles Hopkins´ Clean 50 Lifetime Achievement Award in SDG 4 and SDG […]

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Striving Towards Education Quality During Pandemics

Furthering ESD through scenario-thinking for the whole school COVID-19 has challenged education systems in unprecedented ways and demanded a new level of readiness. Schools needed to adapt to changing environments and reoccurring waves of the pandemic. Many school systems struggled in securing formal education for students while having to move from in-person to remote or […]

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