The Next-Generations Sustainability Projects, one of the eight programs within the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, is hosting a pair of lectures by visiting futurists on Wednesday, April 10. Both lectures will be in the Traditions Room in the University Club.
At 2 p.m., John Robinson, Associate Provost for Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, will discuss the ways in which the UBC campus is striving to prove out the technical, economic and behavioral aspects of sustainability in its simpler institutional environmental and prepare the next generation of sustainability leaders.
At 4 p.m. Scott Smith, critical futurist and founder of futures research lab Changeist, will describe what changes are taking place to futures thinking and education, and how these are manifesting themselves in new learning approaches and environments. Smith believes that to develop effective, insightful and agile creators for the next fifty means helping them become not only thinkers, but also actors and shapers of possible futures.
Light refreshments will be served at both lectures. Seats can be reserved through the event page for each lecture:
John Robinson, Next Generation Sustainability at UBC
Scott Smith, Labs for Learning and Making New Futures