“Bringing Sustainability to Life at the University of Western Sydney”, Lecture by Prof. Geoff Scott, Jan 16, U of Regina

"Bringing Sustainability to Life at the University of Western Sydney"

Lecture by Prof. Geoff Scott, Executive Director of Sustainability and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), Australia

Date: Monday, January 16, 2012

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Luther College at the University of Regina, Room 100

Description of Presentation:

Dr Scott will give a presentation to discuss what the UWS is doing to build a focus on cultural, social, economic and environmental sustainability into its curriculum, research, campus operations and community engagement activities. Dr. Scott will also discuss the strategy UWS is using to make sure that this initiative is effectively led, implemented and sustained. UWS is currently ranked 4th amongst Australian Universities for its work in this area and is the lead institution in an international study of turnaround leadership for sustainability in higher education.

Background on Presenter:

Professor Geoff Scott (BA, Dip Ed, M Ed, Ed D, FACE) is currently Executive Director of Sustainability and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) in Australia. He was Pro-Vice Chancellor (Quality) at the UWS and Provost of its Penrith Campus from 2004-2011. He is currently leading a study of turnaround leadership for sustainability in universities across Australia and internationally and is also co-leader of another study which is benchmarking academic standards and assessment. Dr. Scott has undertaken a range of national and international research studies on university student learning, education for sustainability, quality assurance, change management and leadership and has carried out commissioned reviews and capacity building projects for universities within and beyond Australia on these areas. He currently leads the UWS Sustainability initiative and is a member of the Advisory Councils of the Sustainable Futures Academy in Salzburg and the Australian Campuses for Sustainability. His latest book, “Turnaround Leadership for Higher Education” (with Canada’s Michael Fullan), won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009 and reveals how campus leaders can proactively meet the challenges and expectations facing their institutions. He is also a coordinator of the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development in Greater Western Sydney.

For further information on the presenter please see the attachment below.

 

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