Two EDCP Faculty Members Awarded UBC Sustainability Fellowships

Sustainability Fellowships are awarded to full-time UBC Vancouver faculty members who are leading the design of new sustainability courses and programs through a Sustainability Education Grant.

 

Dr. Kerry Renwick & Dr. Sandra Scott are UBC Sustainability Fellows. They were awarded the Fellowships for 2021-2023 & 2022-2024 respectively. Sustainability Fellowships are awarded to full-time UBC Vancouver faculty members who are leading the design of new sustainability courses and programs through a Sustainability Education Grant.

Congratulations to Kerry & Sandra on this outstanding recognition!

 


Dr. Kerry Renwick

Dr. Kerry Renwick’s research focuses on health and food literacy as situated practices and social justice in context of K-12 educational settings. Kerry co-ordinates the home economics education program at UBC, a teaching specialization whose content and practice are inherently linked to sustainable food systems.

Kerry’s previous research has included health promoting schools; exploring the relationship between school gardens and mental health in youth; and teachers’ practice in health and food education. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a SSHRC Partnership Development grant focused on global food literacy education. The Food Literacy International Partnership (FLIP) includes Deakin University, Australia; Sweet Briar College, USA; and Gothenburg University, Sweden.

As a Sustainability Fellow, Dr. Renwick is working with Dr. Silvia Bartolic to create a new certificate program on Sustainability and Family. The project aims to build an appreciation of sustainability in the context of human ecology and everyday living that contributes to sustainable practices. The goal is to develop 4 new courses – one that is theory based (sustainability in family), and three that are experiential learning based (sustainability related to food, clothing and resources).

 

 


Dr. Sandra Scott

Dr. Sandra Scott has recently been awarded a UBC Sustainability Fellowship and received an Interdisciplinary Education two-year grant. Sandra will work with Dr. Lindsay Rogers (co-Lead) Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Douglas Adler (co-applicant), and Sayeed Dyanatkar (Collaborator), UBC Emerging Media Lab, on an immersive interactive media project “Climate Change Education through Immersive Media: Educating for Sustainability in Multi-Modal Ways”.