Languages of Sustainability
Friday June 25, 9:30am-11:00am
Open to all students, faculty, and staff.

We invite you into a discussion to consider what is sustainability? What has it meant in the past and what are the implications? Recognizing that mainstream sustainability movements have had fraught relationships with Indigenous communities and their ways of being. Let’s question the messaging of who leads, who is included, and who benefits from calls to sustainability.

This session invites students, faculty, and staff to reflect on and to move forward with this work through OCAD University’s Guiding Principles: Relationship, Respect, Responsibility, Reciprocity.

Co-facilitated by Nadia McLaren and Peter Morin.

For any questions, please email Victoria Ho (, Sustainability Coordinator.

This session will offer vital considerations and framing for the Sustainable Futures Curriculum Workshop Series.

The Sustainable Futures: Curriculum Workshop Series builds on OCAD U’s ongoing collaborations to foster generative conversations and sharing amongst faculty and staff to integrate sustainability into teaching and learning. The series is intended to enhance our curriculum approaches to Sustainable Futures and to develop further resources with, by, and for faculty. This series is supported by the OCAD U Sustainability Committee.