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Groulx, Mark; Nowak, Nadia; Levy, Kristin; Booth, Annie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the broad concept of university-community partnerships as it applies to creating sustainability initiatives. The benefits of university-community partnerships are increasingly recognized, and this paper offers direct insights from community stakeholders on the principles, functions and activities they see as…
Descriptors: Community Needs, School Community Relationship, Universities, Stakeholders
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Booth, Annie; Earley, Sinead; Aben, Kyle; Otter, Barbara; Corrigal, Todd; Ray, Christie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss an innovative course offered as a partnership between the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) (Canada), the Prince George Chamber of Commerce (Canada) and local businesses: UNBC's third-year undergraduate/graduate course, carbon and energy management. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Federal Government
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Lange Salvia, Amanda; Londero Brandli, Luciana; Leal Filho, Walter; Gasparetto Rebelatto, Bianca; Reginatto, Giovana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Considering the different roles universities can perform to contribute to sustainable development, it is through teaching and outreach that they might be able to connect to the academic and local communities the most. The purpose of this study is to investigate the extent to which energy sustainability is being considered in campus…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Sustainability, Outreach Programs, College Instruction
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Roure, Bastien; Anand, Chirjiv; Bisaillon, Véronique; Amor, Ben – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a consistent and systematic integration framework of sustainable development (SD) in a civil engineering (CE) curriculum, given the connection between the two. Curriculum integration is a challenging project and requires the development of certain protocols to ensure success.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Civil Engineering, Engineering Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Washington-Ottombre, Camille; Bigalke, Siiri – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to compose a systematic understanding of campus sustainability innovations and unpack the complex drivers behind the elaboration of specific innovations. More precisely, the authors ask two fundamental questions: What are the topics and modes of implementation of campus sustainability innovations? What are the external and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Sustainability, Program Implementation
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Feagan, Mathieu Lawrence – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to explore graduate student experiences of ecohealth communities of practice in Canada, West and Central Africa and Central America, to better understand the role of student knowledge in advancing innovative practices in transdisciplinary, participatory and equitable research approaches. Design/methodology/approach: This…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Ecology, Public Health, Communities of Practice
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Murray, Jaylene – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Over the past few decades, universities have been recognized as ideal leaders for the development of policies and innovative solutions required to support the transition to sustainable societies. As a major stakeholder group, students play a significant role in moving this agenda forward; however, their actions remain understudied in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Sustainability, Student Role, Social Problems
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Earl, Allison; VanWynsberghe, Robert; Walter, Pierre; Straka, Timothy – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to present an interpretive case study in education for sustainability (EfS) that applies VanWynsberghe and Herman's (2015, 2016) adaptive education as pedagogy. Dewey's theory of behaviour change is applied to educative experiences based on habit disruption and real-world learning, leading to creativity in the formation of…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Innovation, Knowledge Level, Higher Education
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Ouellet Dallaire, Camille; Trincsi, Kate; Ward, Melissa K.; Harris, Lorna I.; Jarvis, Larissa; Dryden, Rachel L.; MacDonald, Graham K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper reflects on the Sustainability Research Symposium (SRS), a long-term student-led initiative (seven years) at McGill University in Montréal, Canada, that seeks to foster interdisciplinary dialogue among students and researchers by using the sustainability sciences as a bridge concept. The purpose of this study is to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Literacy, College Students
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Vaughter, Philip; Alsop, Steve – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the concept of sustainability imaginaries--unifying core assumptions on what sustainability entails held by stakeholders--set within a large suburban Canadian university. The study aims to expand the field of research into imaginaries by focusing on imaginaries within an institution as opposed to a societal or…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Kalsoom, Qudsia; Khanam, Afifa; Quraishi, Uzma – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to draw attention towards sustainability consciousness (SC) of pre-service teachers (student teachers) as their role is central in teaching for sustainable development. This paper investigated SC of the pre-service teachers in Pakistan and compared it with other undergraduate students in the country and with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Consciousness Raising
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Munro, Alison; Marcus, Jean; Dolling, Katie; Robinson, John; Wahl, Jennifer – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper describes the sustainability partnership between the City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia (UBC) and, in particular, the co-curricular Greenest City Scholars graduate student internship program, which has been developed by the two organizations. Through the program, UBC graduate students work on projects at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs
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Vaughter, Philip; McKenzie, Marcia; Lidstone, Lauri; Wright, Tarah – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to provide an overview of a content analysis of sustainability policies from Canadian post-secondary education institutions. The paper reports findings on the orientations to sustainability evident in the policies; references to other policies within the documents; and other key themes on how sustainability is engaged in…
Descriptors: Coding, Universities, Governance, Content Analysis
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Disterheft, Antje; Azeiteiro, Ulisses M.; Filho, Walter Leal; Caeiro, Sandra – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to connect participatory sustainability implementation with sustainability assessment, exploring learning theories, the principles of Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HESD) and respective indicators applied in the university context. Even though participation is partly considered in existing assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Sustainability, Comparative Education
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Savage, Emma; Tapics, Tara; Evarts, John; Wilson, Jeffrey; Tirone, Susan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare the program design of a sustainability leadership certificate to participants' perceptions of their in-program learnings and competencies development. The authors present the results from the analysis of one program evaluation component, a survey, which was delivered before the program start and at…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Sustainability, Program Design, Statistical Analysis
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