Brock launches UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability

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Brock launches UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability

Published on June 25 2014


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 main focus of the chair is to strengthen initiatives in sustainable agriculture and community-based natural resource management in Canada, China and other countries such as Ecuador, in order to develop concrete actions and best practices transferable to various countries around the world.

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

Brock biologist Liette Vasseur at the June 25 UNESCO Chair announcement

Brock biologist Liette Vasseur at the June 25 UNESCO Chair announcement

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