Advancing the UN SDGs, Together
UC Davis Global Affairs, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Office of Sustainability are partnering to put on UC Davis Forums on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The three-part series of forums is centered around UC Davis engagement with sustainable development across economic, social and environmental dimensions. The forums aim to build a campuswide community deeply committed to advancing the SDGs, and stimulate the creation of a UC Davis community of practice to think and work together and help chart a course for intentional and sustained commitment to the SDGs agenda.
Spring 2021: UC Davis Forum on the UN SDGs
May 19, 2021 | 4—5 p.m. PDT
UC Davis Global Affairs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Sustainability presented the third UC Davis Forum on the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), the final event of this academic year’s three-part series centered around UC Davis engagement with sustainable development across economic, social and environmental dimensions.
The virtual Spring 2021 Forum featured UC Davis research, teaching, service and operations contributing to the SDGs and provide space for members of the campus community to share their efforts to be included in the first UC Davis Voluntary University Review on the SDGs.
May 19, 2021 | 4—5 p.m. PDT
- Featuring: Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Dean of Global Affairs
- What is the Voluntary University Review and Why Get Involved?
- Featuring Camille Kirk, Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Spotlights, introduced by Renetta Garrison Tull, Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Service Spotlight on the Arboretum Nature Rx Project, featuring: Arisa Oshira, Global Affairs SDG Intern and College of Letters and Science Student, Laura Gomez, Arboretum Ambassador and College of Letters and Science Student, Erin Schoemehl, Arboretum Ambassador and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Student
Research Spotlight on the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk and Resilience, featuring Michael Carter, Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk and Resilience and Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Teaching Spotlight on the UC Davis Global Classroom Pilot Project on the SDGs, featuring Li Tian, Professor and Co-Director of the UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center in the Department of Plant Sciences, and Ashna Nayyar, College of Biological Sciences Student
Operations Spotlight on the The Big Shift, featuring Josh Morejohn, Director of Energy and Engineering for Facilities
Reflections and Closing
Winter 2021: UC Davis Forum on the UN SDGs
The virtual Winter 2021 Forum on the UN SDGs on February 11 focused on the connections between the SDG Agenda and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, and highlighted ways that UC Davis is contributing to specific SDGs, including Zero Hunger, Climate Action, and more.
February 11, 2021 | 9—10 a.m. PST
- Featuring: Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Dean of Global Affairs at UC Davis
- Connecting SDGs and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Featuring: Renetta Garrison Tull, Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UC Davis, Helen Bond, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at Howard University, and Natalia Deeb-Sossa, Professor of Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis
- Spotlighting UC Davis Contributions to the SDGs
- Featuring: Arturo Condo, President of Earth University, and Ermias Kebreab, Associate Dean of Global Engagement and Director of the World Food Center in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis
- Featuring: Katharina Ullman, Director of the Student Farm in the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis
- Featuring: Bernadette Austin, Acting Director of the Center for Regional Change at UC Davis
- Open Discussion
- Moderated by: Camille Kirk, Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner, Office of Sustainability at UC Davis
- Closing and Announcements
Fall 2020: UC Davis Forum on the UN SDGs
The inaugural UC Davis Forum on the UN SDGs showcased UC Davis activities that contribute to the SDGs and began to build a UC Davis community of practice around the SDGs. It also provided specific resources and upcoming engagement opportunities.
October 21, 2020 | 3–4 p.m. PST
- Developing our Foundation for SDGs Engagement at UC Davis
- Featuring: Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Dean - Global Affairs, Renetta Garrison Tull, Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Camille Kirk, Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
- Special guest: Gbemi Disu, Chief Business Officer for George Mason University's Korea Campus
- Spotlighting UC Davis Contributions to the SDGs Agenda, Featuring Faculty and Student Projects:
- Zoonotic Disease Spillover from Wildlife
Christine Kreuder Johnson, School of Veterinary Medicine Professor of Epidemiology and Ecosystem Health; Director of PREDICT Program; Director of EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics; and Associate Director of the One Health Institute
- Oceans, Ecosystems and People
John Largier, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Professor of Coastal Oceanography; and Associate Director of International Programs at the Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute
- Sustainable Aquaculture
Nisha Marwaha, College of Engineering Alumna (B.S., Biological Systems Engineering '18 and M.S., Biological Systems Engineering '20); and Alternative Seafood Intern at CGIAR, WorldFish (Malaysia)
- Global Health and Wellness Through Inter-Professional Education and Shared Practice
Laura Van Auker, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Assistant Clinical Professor
- Zoonotic Disease Spillover from Wildlife
- Identifying Paths for Involvement in the SDGs Agenda
- Next Steps
“The SDGs connect UC Davis with the world and provide us with a globally-recognized framework for collaborations that find solutions for today’s most critical global challenges,” said Joanna Regulska, vice provost and dean of Global Affairs. "The SDG Agenda connects the local and global, which is critical especially in the midst of COVID-19, as we mitigate challenges in California and around the world. These forums are an exciting way to bring together UC Davis expertise, experience, and engagement with the SDGs to celebrate and galvanize our contributions towards these goals over the next decade.”
Learn more from Vice Provost and Dean Regulska, Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Renetta Garrison Tull, and Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner Camille Kirk about the forums.
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If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Jolynn Shoemaker, director of global engagements in Global Affairs, at email@example.com.
Director of Global Engagements