Climate Teaching Connector

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

Project Lead: Rwittika Banerjee
Partners: UBC Sustainability Initiative

The UBC Climate Hub and the UBC Sustainability Initiative partnered to launch the Climate Teaching Connector (CTC), an innovative pilot project that delivers a more comprehensive integration of climate change and climate justice content throughout courses across UBC departments. 

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

Have questions about this program? Email the project lead, UBC Climate Hub’s Rwittika Banerjee, at [email protected].

List of Participating Courses (as of November 2021)

Course Name Status Campus Climate Expert
Winter Term 1 – 2021/2022
VISA 362Q / CULT 310Q: Advanced Photography Completed UBCO Atlanta Grant
CRWR 260-001: Theory and Practice of Creative Writing Completed UBCO Balsher Singh Sidhu
EDST 401: Education, School, and Social Institutions Completed UBCV Fiona Beaty


ENGR 499: Capstone Design Course (2 sessions) Completed UBCO Nigel Deans/ Sadia Ishaq
EDST 401: Education, School, and Social Institutions Upcoming UBCV Nigel Deans
INFO 100: (De)coding Information and why it matters Upcoming UBCV Kendra Jewell
NURS 290: Health Impacts of Climate Change (3 sessions) Upcoming UBCV Atlanta Grant/ Fiona Beaty / Nigel Deans
BMEG 455: Professionalism and Ethics in Biomedical Engineering Upcoming UBCV (Climate expert still deciding)
EDCP 352: General Science Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy Upcoming UBCV (Course instructor still deciding)
SOCI 102: Inequality and Social Change Upcoming UBCV Cancelled (Chosen climate expert only available for online lecture)
Winter Term 2 – 2021/2022
NURS 290: Health Impacts of Climate Change (2 sessions) Upcoming UBCV Fiona Beaty
DES 130: Design, Culture, and Ecology Upcoming UBCV Andrea Hoff
ISCI 360: Systems Approaches to Regional Sustainability Upcoming UBCV Sarah-Louise Ruder
ELEC491, ELEC494, CPEN491: Capstone Design Course Upcoming UBCV Sadia Ishaq

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 2022.