We are sincerely grateful to Brentwood College for hosting the October 20th session of The Climate Collaborative for Educators. In addition, we wish to thank Scott Doehler and Giselle Lawrence for their exceptional on-the-ground logistical support.
Inspiring Climate Action in BC Secondary Schools
Friday, October 20, 2023
Detailed Program Agenda
All formats – showcases, workshops and design labs – will provide opportunities for registrants to actively engage with the subject and project team.
Showcases: These presentations will feature projects that have been piloted or implemented. The project team will present their work and then be looking for feedback, ideas for adapting the pilot to other sites, or wanting to debrief challenges and opportunities for strengthening the project.
Workshops: These presentations will overview projects that are at the 80% stage and soon to be piloted or implemented. The project team will present their work and then be looking for participants to give feedback, help refine ideas, brainstorm road-blocks, etc.
Design Labs: These presentations will overview projects that are between 50%-75% complete. The project teams are seeking help with design, road-block work-arounds, gap-filling, and ideas from those with experience in the topic area.
Following a land recognition, we will be welcomed by Bud Patel, Head of School, Brentwood College.
Program leads Tom Harding (West Point Grey Academy) and Sue Roppel (Kimberley Foundation) will follow the opening welcome by setting the context for innovation and framing the day ahead.
Dr. Robin Cox advances leadership in climate and disaster resilience. Drawing on design thinking and open learning approaches, Cox is cultivating climate action leadership through education, research, and advocacy. Her work includes the design and implementation of an innovative open-learning Graduate program – the M.A. in Climate Action Leadership (Royal Roads University- RRU) included modular components (e.g., Graduate Certificates, Micro credentials) and customized learning pathways in the second year of the degree program. As the Director of the Resilience By Design Lab at RRU, Robin works with an interdisciplinary and multi-sectorial team of faculty, students and external partners (government, business, academic) to conduct regional, national and international climate adaptation research and capacity-building projects. Climate action workforce development is central to this mission and includes developing a Climate Action Competency Framework; a range of climate adaptation focused, not-for-credit professional development courses and micro-credentials; Upskilling for Canada’s Climate Transition, a research collaboration with the Academy For Sustainable Innovation and the Future Skills Center project focused on identifying skills and competencies to support Canada’s climate transition plans, and a recently awarded contract with Environment and Climate Change Canada to design a Climate Adaptation Fundamentals course for federal public sector workers.
2023 Project: Climate Action Student Profiles [Workshop]
2023 Project: Designing an Action Plan for the Reduction of Food Waste [Design Lab]
2022 Project: Grade 10 Science – How energy choices affect Earth’s energy and climate systems? [Showcase]
2023 Project: Land Use, Food Production and Climate Change [Workshop]
Registrants will also have the opportunity of an optional short walking tour of the Brentwood campus during the latter part of the lunch hour.
Aquaculture & Food Security – Jennifer Clark (Chief Scientist) – Cascadia Seaweed
Waste Management – Rhiannon Moore (Outreach Coordinator) – City of Victoria, Zero Waste Strategy
Fashion & Design – Sue Fairburn (Faculty) – Wilson School of Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
2023 Project: School Climate Strategy & GHG Inventory Scorecard [Workshop]
2022 Project: Interdisciplinary Approach to Climate Change Education & Indigenous Knowledge [Showcase]
2023 Project: Climate Co-curricular Action Toolbox [Workshop]