A case for climate crisis courses in Canadian PSE: Opinion


Trent University Assistant Professor Kirsten Francescone and Carleton University Instructor Vladimir Díaz-Cuéllar have penned an article for the National Observer on the need for mandatory climate crisis education in Canadian postsecondary. Reflecting on the implementation of a mandatory climate crisis course at the University of Barcelona, Francescone and Díaz-Cuéllar highlight the need for similar courses in Canadian postsecondary that bring together the natural and social sciences . They discuss how the courses they have developed at Trent and Carleton tackle key questions around the issue and embolden students to drive positive change, and conclude by calling on universities to implement mandatory courses that examine the causes of the climate crisis.

National Observer