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Nov 17
International Education Week: The UN SDGs to Reorient Internationalization of Higher Education

Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a useful framework to address global challenges through developing knowledge, skills, competencies, and partnerships.

How can engagement by postsecondary institutions with the UN SDGs, inform and broaden the scope of their internationalization and global engagement through research, pedagogy, and community/industry partnerships?

This webinar aims to discuss emerging practices to embed the SDGs into internationalization efforts of postsecondary education institutions. 

Registration link

Event number: 132 296 3072
Event password: UNSDGs1 (8673471 from phones)

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Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University, Faculty of EducationCharles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University, Faculty of Education

Charles Hopkins holds the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University serving the UN Global Education 2030 Agenda with research and in coordinating two global networks: the International Network of Teacher Education Institutions (INTEI) and the #IndigenousESD research network focusing on the education of Indigenous youth. Hopkins is also Advisor to the Global Network of Regional Centres of Expertise on ESD associated with UN University, and Co-Director of the Asia-Pacific Institute on ESD in Beijing, China.

Denise Amyot, President and CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN) Denise Amyot, President and CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)

Denise Amyot is the President/CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada, the voice of Canada’s colleges, institutes and polytechnics, and international leader in education for employment in over 25 countries.  

She was President/CEO of a federal crown corporation and has worked at very senior level in three federal departments. Throughout her career, she worked in policy/programs/corporate in social, scientific, economic and cultural areas.  

She also worked in a Department of Education and taught in Ontario, Quebec and the Northwest Territories.  

She has recently been appointed to the Future Skills Council by the Government of Canada. Also sit as past Chair of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics and also on a national, provincial and local board.

John Helliker, Dean, Innovation at Sheridan CollegeĀ John Helliker, Dean, Innovation at Sheridan College 

John Helliker, Dean, Innovation, previously taught Directing in Sheridan’s Advanced Television and Film Program, and founded the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre, one of Sheridan’s six research and incubation centres. His background in international education and development includes six years study in the United States and China during his undergraduate and postgraduate education; graduate work in development economics and international relations; and scriptwriting multiple educational television programs on international development.

Beth Eden, Youth Representative for UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth InitiativeBeth Eden, Youth Representative for UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative

Beth has worked on numerous sustainability, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and youth engagement-related projects with national spans in the United Kingdom and Canada and internationally. She began volunteering in the field of sustainability in 2009 and has worked on numerous projects related to both the MDGs (United Nations Millenium Development Goals) and later, the SDGs, focusing primarily on SDG 13, Climate Action, and SDG 17, Partnerships for the Goals. Formerly the National Youth Network Coordinator for SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) Canada, she advanced the SDGs in institutions across Canada through SDG hubs, a network of clubs and services advancing the SDGs on campuses.

Herbert Sinnock, Director of Sustainability, Sheridan CollegeModerated by: Herbert Sinnock, Director of Sustainability, Sheridan College

Herbert Sinnock is the Director of Sustainability at Sheridan College and will be moderating the UN SDG’s event for International Education Week. He is a veteran Energy Manager with a passion for radical transformation of institutions, systems and society toward a sustainable future. His interests are focused on Sustainable Development, Strategic Energy Management, Advanced Low-Carbon Energy Systems, Business Planning, Technical and Financial Analysis, Smart Grid, and Culture Change.

If you have any issues signing up for International Education Week webinars or have any accessibility concerns please email Kristin Vanderwater at for any accommodation/support.

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