Guest Lecture: Dr. Leith Sharp - How Sustainability can Transform the 21st Century University

Thursday, February 27, 2014 15:30
Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA
Please come join the lecture of Dr. Leith Sharp (Director, Executive Education for Sustainability at Harvard) Leith will use lessons learned from the Harvard green building case study, along with other leading organizations, to explore how sustainability can be an innovation driver to transform the 21st century university. She will dive into the transformational leadership challenge of deeply integrating sustainability into the core mission and business of the university, unearthing the enormous risks, opportunities and meaningful moments ahead. 

Leith's is the second lecture in a 3/4-part series run by McGill Net Positive, a project aimed at connecting sustainability actions across campus in a central hub. The other confirmed speaker is David Orr (leader of the Oberlin Project, an exemplar of involving community development in campus greening) who will be visiting in March 2014. 

In April, a final, half-day workshop will be held to discuss what has been learned from the 3/4 speakers and to begin to put together a vision statement for a green building/sustainability hub at McGill. 
The talks and workshops to are expected to be attended by faculty, staff, and students at all levels. 
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