News from SEPN

SEPN featured in June 2017 CAUT Bulletin

  SEPN’s work on climate change in the Canadian post-secondary education has been featured in the Canadian Association for University Teachers June 2017 Bulletin Issue! The piece touches on a recently published article by SEPN Research Associate Joseph Henderson, Post-doctoral Fellow Andrew Bieler, and Principal Investigator Marcia McKenzie. Dr. McKenzie also discusses SEPN’s work on […]

UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education

SEPN’s Director Marcia McKenzie, Co-Investigator Alan Reid, and Project Manager Nicola Chopin attended the UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education in March 2017.   The week presented a unique platform for discussion on two key programmes of the Education Sector, namely Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED), and […]

SEPN Featured in Globe and Mail Article: Co-ordinated Approach to Energy Conserv [...]

SEPN’s research has been featured in The Globe and Mail’s Colleges Report (February 23, 2017). Marcia McKenzie, SEPN’s Director, is quoted in this article on how the post-secondary sector can have a big influence on shaping a sustainable future and how Canada’s colleges and institutes fare in implementing environmentally responsible strategies.

SEPN Featured in Globe and Mail Article: Going Green

SEPN’s research has been featured in The Globe and Mail’s Colleges Report (February 23, 2017). Marcia McKenzie, SEPN’s Director, is quoted in this article on environmental sustainability initiatives and innovations in Canada’s colleges and institutes.

SEPN Wins Innovative Project Award

SEPN is pleased to announce that it has received a “2016 RCE Award for Innovative Projects in Education for Sustainable Development” in the category of “Higher Education and TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training)”! The award was recently presented to SEPN at the 10th Global RCE Conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Thank you to Paul Stinton […]

Community Conversation Cafés

SEPN’s research examines sustainability in education policies and practices in kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary education in Canada with the goal of enabling educational change for a more sustainable future. As part of this research, SEPN is conducting site analyses of 6 provinces and territories at both the K-12 and PSE levels to explore […]

Talking Sustainability Series

Talking Sustainability presents recent, innovative, and ongoing research hosted by the Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI) at the University of Saskatchewan. SERI is a collaborative, innovative, and internationally-linked institute that conducts research on environment and sustainability in relation to education. SEPN is its flagship project. The series includes a range of lectures, panels, and conversations […]

Article: Sustainability Movement Grows Across Canadian Campuses

SEPN’s research has been featured in the Canadian Association of University Teachers’ (CAUT) Bulletin’s special issue on sustainability (December 8, 2015). Andrew Bieler, our post-doctoral fellow, is quoted in this article on the sustainability movement on campuses.

Seminar: “Critical Perspectives on Sustainability and Education”

The Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Lesley Le Grange will be joining us at 3:30 pm CST on June 5, 2015 for presentation entitled “Critical Perspectives on Sustainability and Education.” Please see the attached poster for more information on how to join the talk in person or online, and please […]

Seminar: “Overall Trajectories of the Environmental Education Field”

The Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Hart will be joining us at 2:30 pm CST on Friday, March 6, 2015 for presentation entitled “Overall Trajectories of the Environmental Education Field.” Please see the attached poster for more information on how to join the talk in person or online, […]

Seminar: “How Can Higher Education Engage Effectively with Sustainability& [...]

SEPN’s host institute, the Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI), is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Sterling will be joining us by webex at 9:30 am CST on February 11, 2015 for a presentation entitled “How Can Higher Education Engage Effectively with Sustainability?” The event poster can be downloaded here:  SERI Seminar – Stephen Sterling (February 2015) If […]

SEPN’s Divestment Research Featured as UBC Professors Vote on Fossil Fuel [...]

SEPN’s recently released research, “The State of Fossil Fuel Divestment in Canadian Post-secondary Institutions,” has been featured in the Globe and Mail and the Vancouver Observer! From the Globe and Mail article: “UBC’s $1.3-billion endowment is the country’s second biggest after the University of Toronto’s $1.5-billion portfolio, but its fossil-fuel investments more than double those of any […]

Media Release: Fossil fuel divestment movement growing

Students and faculty increasing the pressure for post-secondary institutions to divest.  For release: Thursday, December 11, 2014 SASKATOON, SK: Divestment from fossil fuels has become a hot topic at the UN climate talks in Peru. Already, $50 billion has been divested globally by concerned educational institutions, governments and individuals. Educational institutions are the second largest […]

Media Release: Canadian educational institutions must do more to address climat [...]

Sustainability and Education Policy Network releases new research identifying leaders and laggards on sustainability issues. SASKATOON: December 1, 2014: As international governmental discussions on climate change begin today at COP20 in Peru, only half of all Canadian 220 post-secondary institutions have any policies addressing sustainability issues. Similarly, only half of Canada’s 389 K-12 school divisions […]

Montréal 2013: SEPN’s Annual Meeting Focuses on Maximizing Impact

Each year, SEPN hosts an annual meeting with its academic co-applicants and collaborators, representatives from organizational partners and contributors, and students/post-doctoral fellows. The meetings focus on reviewing the previous year’s research and strategic planning around the direction of SEPN’s research. Annual meetings include Scientific Committee and Board of Director meetings to review budgets as well […]

Windhorse Farm 2013 Writing Retreat

SEPN held its first writing workshop from May 21-26, 2013 with 10 team members. A wide variety of SEPN academic team members attended including several graduate students from Dalhousie University and the University of Saskatchewan as well as a post-doctoral fellow, SEPN’s Project Manager, Theme 1 Academic Lead, and Principal Investigator. Organizational representatives from the Canadian […]

Network NVivo Training

SEPN purchased an NVivo Server in its first year and held its first network-wide training session on January 24 and 31, 2013.  The NVivo Server allows the team to collaboratively analyze policy documents and other data from anywhere in the country. SEPN compiled the following literature and document databases between 2012 and 2014: If you […]

Ottawa 2012: SEPN Researchers Vision the Network

Each year, SEPN hosts an annual meeting with its academic co-applicants and collaborators, representatives from organizational partners and contributors, and students/post-doctoral fellows. The meetings focus on reviewing the previous year’s research and strategic planning around the direction of SEPN’s research. Annual meetings include Scientific Committee and Board of Director meetings to review budgets as well […]