International Development Week highlights Brock’s commitment to Sustainable Development Goals

Brock University will join organizations across Canada to celebrate efforts to eradicate poverty and cultivate a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world during International Development Week (IDW).

Since 2020, IDW has focused on raising awareness of the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which focus on areas such as quality education, clean water and sanitation, poverty and gender equality. Throughout the week, which runs from Sunday, Feb. 4 to Saturday, Feb. 10, Brock will highlight the SDGs with a range of events for students, faculty and staff.

Manager, International Student Supports Koreen McCullough says exposing students to the SDGs is critical to building the awareness they will need as the leaders of tomorrow.

“Brock’s focus on sustainability dovetails easily with the United Nations’ SDGs and that compatibility is what we are trying to showcase with our own IDW events,” she says.

Brock’s commitment to creating a sustainable world was recognized in 2022 and 2023 when the University was ranked in the Top 300 post-secondary institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for its work toward achieving the SDGs.

Departments across the University have co-ordinated a week of online and in-person events to support the Brock community’s understanding of global development and sustainability initiatives.

The week kicks off at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5 with a virtual information session designed to help students, faculty and staff learn more about the SDGs and why they matter. Other IDW events and activities include:

These and other in-person and virtual events will take place throughout the week and are open to all students, staff and faculty. For a full listing of events and to register, visit the International Development Week page on ExperienceBU.

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