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 (https://sustain.ubc.ca/climate-teaching-connector). 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|
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.