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Interdisciplinary Sustainability Education at UBC

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024.

How are UBC faculty innovating in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education so that students are best prepared to tackle complex sustainability challenges in their careers?

Students working in the sustainability field are expected to:

  • Have specific technical knowledge and skillsets
  • Bring an interdisciplinary lens that allows them to see how other disciplines can contribute to solutions
  • Know how to work with people from other disciplines
  • Have a strong awareness of cross-cutting themes such as equity, diversity and reconciliation

In this session, a panel of UBC faculty members will share their experiences and motivations in bringing meaningful interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary learning opportunities to students. We’ll discuss different approaches to this work and new ways of looking at postgraduate education that fit increasingly complex work demands.


  • Oliver Lane


  • Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe, Professor, Faculty of Education, UBCV
  • Dr. Gabriel Potvin, Associate Professor of Teaching, Faculty of Applied Science, UBCV
  • Dr. Jenny Peterson, Associate Professor of Teaching, Faculty of Arts, UBCV
  • Dr. Denise Gabriel, Lecturer, Faculty of Science, UBCV

This event will be hosted on Zoom.