SJRI Affiliate Richard Mitchell acknowledged for role in UNESCO Chair | Brock News

Brock launches UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability

Brock University has been awarded a UNESCO Chair that will help to build capacity in sustainability science research and its practical transfer to society.

The chair, which will operate under the theme “Community Sustainability: From Local to Global,” is one of more than 811 UNESCO Chairs worldwide and a network of 18 in Canada facilitated by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. The Brock chair is the only one in Canada located at an institution situated within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The first person to fill this new role is biologist Liette Vasseur, a member of Brock’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC).

The application was initiated by Richard Mitchell, associate professor of Child and Youth Studies at Brock, and was made possible by the work of several members from the ESRC, where the chair will be housed.

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