Dr. David V.J. Bell Memorial Lecture 2019

Learning for a Sustainable Future and York University hosted a successful 2nd Annual Dr. David V. J. Bell Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 with over 80 people in attendence.

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.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruce Lourie, President of the Ivey Foundation and co-author of Slow Death by Rubber Duck

 Topic: Sustainable Development: Where We're At, What's Working (And What's Not), and What We Need To Succeed. 

Watch the Full Lecture here

View Dr. Lourie's slides here

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