Sustainability in the Curriculum Sub-Working Group

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I. Mandate

To provide recommendations to ensure sustainability education is available and accessible to every student at Queen’s University, regardless of their chosen discipline.

The core work of this committee would include:

  1. To inventory and curate existing sustainability-themed course offerings and experiential learning opportunities at Queen’s and identify gaps in course and program content.
  2. To provide strategic direction and recommendations toward the development of existing or new sustainability learning activities.
  3. In recognition of our position in the broader ecosystem and in tandem with the sub-working group on campus and community engagement, to develop and strengthen connections with the City of Kingston, Sustainable Kingston, schools, conservation authorities, community/neighbourhood organizations and local non-profits that promote sustainable practices and enable the exploration of student learning opportunities with a social impact aspect.
  4. To support a sustainability culture as it relates to pedagogy, identifying pathways for students and advancing Queen's sustainability and climate action goals.
  5. To receive, assess, discuss, review, and make recommendations regarding proposals and development planning that will provide access to sustainable learning opportunities.

II. Roles & Responsibilities

The sub-working group shall fulfill an advisory role and as such will review and provide advice to the Sustainability Working Group pertaining to sustainability in the curriculum.

The Chair will provide updates on the work of the sub-working group to the Sustainability Working Group.

III. Duration of Membership Term

Membership terms will be one, two or three years depending on member’s availability and to ensure continued continuity from year to year. 

IV. Subject Matter Experts

The sub-working group may call in subject matter experts to help inform discussions.

V. Sustainability Sub-Working Group Membership

2020 Group Composition

Co-Chair: Warren Mabee

Co-Chair: Marcus Taylor

  Name   Title
Jess Boland Manager, Career Education and Experience, Corporate Relations
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Pascale Champagne Directrice scientifique, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Director, Beaty Water Research Centre
Professor & Canada Research Chair in Bioresources Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering &
Department of Chemical Engineering
Sean Cleary Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Finance
Director, Master of Finance
BMO Professor of Finance
Smith School of Business
David Detomasi Adjunct Associate Professor
Distinguished Faculty Fellow of International Business
Smith School of Business
Catherine Gaudreau Information and Project Coordinator, Office of the VPFA
Ishana Gopaul Manager, Special Projects and Business Officer, Office of the VPFA
Nicolas Lamp Assistant Professor
Queen's Law
Jean-Baptiste Litrico Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization
Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Strategy
Director, Centre for Social Impact
Smith School of Business
Warren Mabee Associate Dean and Director, School of Policy Studies
Professor of Geography and Planning
Canada Research Chair in Renewable Energy Development and Implementation
Director, Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy (QIEEP)
Elizabeth (Zabe) MacEachren Associate Professor of Outdoor Education
Anna Majury Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, School of Medicine 
Clinical Microbiologist with Public Health Ontario
Steven Moore Adjunct Lecturer
Smith School of Business
Brant Peppley Professor, Cross-appointed to the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Chair of GSAC Committee
Graduate Seminar Series Coordinator
Director of Collaborative Masters of Sustainability Program
Marcus Taylor Associate Professor and Head of Department
Global Development Studies

Sustainable Queen’s strives to ensure diverse and equitable participation in its initiatives. The sub-working group welcomes nominations from all interested members of the Queen’s community, and particularly invites nominations of women, people with disabilities, Indigenous community members, racialized community members, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. For more information or to submit a nomination, please contact us