3rd Annual Dr. David V.J. Bell Memorial Lecture

Learning for a Sustainable Future and York University will be hosting our 3rd Annual Dr. David V. J. Bell Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, February 23rd, at 7PM EST.

Dr. David V.J. Bell became a member of LSF in 1995, became Chair of the Board of Directors in 2006, and was an integral part of our organization for over 22 years. His passion, commitment and dedication to sustainability and education left a permanent imprint on policy makers, educators and youth across Canada and internationally. Dr. Bell's impact on LSF has been invaluable, and his leadership and countless contributions were recognized through numerous awards including: the Green Toronto Award for Leadership in Sustainability, the EECOM Award, the Harry Jerome Award, 2017 Clean50 Award, and the Jackie Robinson Fortitude Award. 

The Annual Dr. David V.J. Bell Lecture is intended to help bridge the gap between research and what is practiced in educational institutions by identifying Canadian thought leaders to share their research and insights on education for sustainable development as it applies to education policy, teacher education and practice, and student empowerment.

Topic: Perspectives on Climate Change, the Role of Education, and the Implications of COVID-19

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Ellen Field, Assistant Professor, Lakehead University and Lead Researcher on Canada, Climate Change and Education report
  • Patricia Fuller, Canada's Ambassador for Climate Change
  • Cedric Gray-Lehoux, Co-chair, Assembly of First Nations National Youth Council
  • Barbara Zvan, President and Chief Executive Officer at University Pension Plan Ontario and Member of Canada's Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance
View this year's event flyer here. 
  • Watch this year's lecture here. 

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