York International presents the ‘The Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization Virtual Conference’ 

Dr. Mark Terry joins dozens of speakers who will address ‘Reimagining Approaches in Higher Education in an Era of Global Uncertainties’ from January 20 to January 22, 2021, from 8:15 am – 12:15 pm EST each day. 

The conference will be addressing the following themes:

– Sustainable and responsible mobility – new paradigm or just paradox?

– ‘All means all’ inclusive access to international exchange and collaboration

– Practical approaches to innovation in higher education practices of student and scholar mobility

The aim of the conference:

– Initiate a discussion with global perspectives on international education and sustainability (post COVID-19) by bringing together mobility experts and coordinators responsible for international services and exchange programs, as well as experts in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) with policymakers and other practitioners

– Develop a Toronto 2021 York Declaration on responsible mobility in higher education: while recognizing the importance of international student and research mobility, higher education carries a responsibility to understand their impact in contexts of addressing both globalization and sustainability

– Contribute to the future of international education and sustainability in a new era of global uncertainties (post COVID-19)

– Bring forward international mobility discussions beyond student exchange to include innovative and inclusive global learning models and pedagogies whilst sharing a Canadian perspective(s) on internationalization and mobility

– Develop a strategy for ongoing networking and sharing in research and capacity building within the field that will extend well beyond the Conference”

Four panelists will be discussing ‘Greening student and scholar exchange: concrete ideas and practices’. The Parallel Session 2 will be held from 10:45 am – 12:00 pm EST / 3:45 – 5: 00 pm UTC. It will be chaired by Dr. Ravi de Costa, Chair of the President’s Sustainability Council, York University, Canada. “The international education community has been critiqued for its lack of recognition and action in relation to the environmental carbon footprint of its mobility programs. What are some current and/or future frameworks and practices that address this concern? How do exchange and internationalization activities align with the pursuit towards sustainability? What are the unspoken of (mental, emotional, and psychological) burdens that need to be addressed?”

The panelists: 

Dr. Mark Terry, Director Youth Climate Report, UNESCO Chair Associate, York University, Canada
Jana Dlouhá, Second Vice-Chairman of the Czech Commission for UNESCO, Charles University, Czech Republic
Dr. Judith Naidorf, Independent Researcher of CONICET, Institute of Research in Educational Sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Tyrone Hall, Head of Communications NDC Partnership, World Resource Institute, The United States

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