Inaugural Dr. David V.J. Bell Memorial Lecture
Learning for a Sustainable Future and York University invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 for the inaugural Dr. David V.J. Bell Memorial Lecture.
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.
The 2018 lecture will be held at York University in the Founders Assembly Hall and will feature keynote speaker The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario who will be speaking about the role of education in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Her Honour is an Honourary Patron of Learning for a Sustainable Future and has dedicated a great deal of her career as a public servant to environmental stewardship and to advancing the SDG goals as set forth by the United Nations.