SDGs at Queen's
Through research, teaching, learning, outreach, and stewardship activities, the Queen’s community contributes to the fight against climate change, helping to build inclusive societies, and ensuring equal access to health care and quality education to advance social impact and ultimately the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
The Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor has appointed Dr. Heather Aldersey, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, as Special Advisor to the Principal on UN SDGs. Dr. Aldersey’s role will involve creating an inventory of UN SDG work by identifying best practices and champions of UN SDG work at Queen’s, and she will also create and chair a Principal’s Council on UN SDGs to inform, collaborate, and innovate on the development of a UN SDG operational framework for the university.
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Principal’s Advisory Council on UN SDGs at Queen’s
|Heather Aldersey||Chair, Special Advisor to the Principal on UN SDGs|
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
|Benjamin Bolden||Associate Professor, Music Education|
|Karen Bertrand||Vice-Principal, Advancement|
|Juan Francisco Chavez Ramirez||Smith School of Business|
|John DiPaolo||President, United Way KFL&A|
Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Therapy / SRT Associate Director (Occupational Therapy Program)
Manager, Special Projects
|Melinda Knox||Director, Thought Leadership and Strategic Initiatives|
|Sheng Li||Postdoctoral Fellow|
|Warren Mabee||Director, School Policy Studies and Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science|
|Kate McCuaig||President, Alma Mater Society|
|Victor Odele||PhD Student – First Year|
|Brian O’Neill||Director, Investments|
|Nancy Ross||Vice-Principal, Research|
|Sandra den Otter||Vice-Provost, Global Engagement|
|Ellie Sadinsky||Executive Director, Student Affairs|
|Stephanie Simpson||Vice-Principal, Culture, Equity, and Inclusion|
|Nathan Splinter||Manager, Energy and Sustainability|
|Jenn Stephenson||Associate Dean, Academic|
|Marcus Taylor||Department Head and Professor, Global Development Studies|
|Gavan Watson||Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning|
|Amy Wu||Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering|
About Dr. Heather Aldersey
Heather Aldersey, MSEd, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Queen’s National Scholar in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. She holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Disability Inclusive Development. She is also the Scientific Director for the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation, a Queen’s Health Sciences Research Centre. Her research explores natural and formal supports for people with disabilities and their families in Canada and in a number of contexts internationally.