Climate Teaching Connector

Integrating climate-related content by connecting UBC course instructors with climate experts from the UBC community.

Project Lead: Pablo Akira Beimler
Partners: UBC Sustainability Initiative

The UBC Climate Hub and the UBC Sustainability Initiative are partnering to launch a pilot project to bring about greater integration of climate change and climate justice content throughout courses across departments starting this fall. 

The resource is hosted on the USI website ( Course instructors are encouraged to use this website to connect and collaborate with climate experts from across the UBC campus who can share their unique expertise with the instructor’s students as guest lecturers.

Questions? Email the project lead, UBC Climate Hub’s Pablo Akira Beimler, at [email protected].

List of Participating Courses (as of November 17, 2020)


Course Name Status Climate Expert
Winter Term 1 – 2020
Biol 121: Genetics, Evolution, Ecology Upcoming   Balsher Singh Sidhu
SPPH 381B: Engendering Health for All through Self-Care and Sustainability Upcoming   Aubree McAtee
EDST 401: Education, School, and Social Institutions Completed   Aubree McAtee
KIN 262: Health Policy and Society Upcoming   Dr. Promit Ananyo     Chakraborty
ENGR 499: Engineering Capstone Design Project Completed   Nigel Deans
PLAN 331: The Just City in a Divided World Completed   Sara Cannon
EDCP 352: General Science – Secondary: Curriculum & Pedagogy Upcoming   Colin Rowell
ENVR 448A: Socio-Ecological Systems Research Completed   Don Shafer
POLI 370: Conflict Management / Peacebuilding Upcoming   Don Shafer
Moscrop Secondary School Teacher Workshop Upcoming   Imranul Laskar
Winter Term 2 – 2021
ASIC 220: Intro to Sustainability Upcoming   Sadia Ishaq
ENDS 211/DES 130: Intro to Environmental Design Upcoming   Andrea Hoff
SOCI 420: Sociology of the Environment Upcoming   Kevin McCartney
ISCI 360: Systems Approaches to Regional Sustainability Upcoming   Jenalee Kluttz

Interested in being a climate expert for the Climate Teaching Connector?

This year’s cohort has been finalized.

Thank you to all those who applied for this year’s cohort. Stay tuned for future application calls as we look to include a broader community of climate experts in the coming years. We hope to open the next round of applications in Spring 2021.