Reminder: Register soon to have a say on the future of sustainability at York University

York University is in the process of developing a Sustainability Strategy that will guide the University in advancing sustainability into the near and long-term future. As part of this process, the President’s Sustainability Council is hosting a community-wide workshop on Friday, Feb. 10, from 9am to 4:30pm, in Room N109, Seymour Schulich Building, Keele campus.

The workshop will offer a venue for community members to provide input on envisioning a sustainable future for the University. Members of the York community are invited to attend a keynote address in the morning and to participate in afternoon discussions on key issues such as energy, climate change, waste management, transportation, social justice, and many other sustainability issues facing the University now and in the future. Participation is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

John Robinson

John Robinson

The workshop will feature a keynote address by University of Toronto Professor John Robinson. Prior to his role at the University of Toronto, Robinson was the associate provost of sustainability at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where he led the integration of academic and operational sustainability on UBC’s Vancouver campus. A widely respected voice on university sustainability, he now teaches in the Geography and Planning Department and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, where he also acts as a special advisor on sustainability to the president of U of T. Robinson will bring a unique perspective to the workshop from his experience in developing the 20-year Sustainability Strategy at UBC.

Space is limited and interested participants are asked to confirm their attendance at

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