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UN Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship: Overview

snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College participates in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Faculty Fellowship alongside 13 colleges and universities from Canada, the United States, Cost Rica, and Indonesia. 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) are a set of 17 goals that address a wide range of social issues, such as poverty, inequality, and climate change. The UN SDGs are designed to achieve and maintain social justice and a sustainable future.

This fellowship is designed to assist faculty with creating renewable assignments to help students become agents of change in their own communities. Renewable assignments add value to a student’s world, live outside of the boundaries and beyond the duration of the course, and are likely to have lasting impact.

Structure and Time Commitment

The UN SDG fellows participate in four 3-hour meetings over the summer 2024 semester. These sessions provide foundational knowledge about open pedagogy, the UN SDGs, interdisciplinary collaboration, assignment design, and more.

Faculty fellows are paired with 1-2 instructors from different disciplines and different institutions. The teams design three renewable assignments and implement at least two during the fall 2024 or spring 2025 semester.

A student showcase will take place in early 2025 in which a select number of students will present on how they improved their communities and furthered global justice through open pedagogy using the UN SDG framework.

Visit the UN SDG Toolkit to review renewable assignments developed by past fellows:

Calendar of Events

4 Virtual Meetings 10:00am - 1:00pm PST 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Wednesday, August 14, 2024
3 Creative Commons Licensed Renewable Assignments Thursday, August 31, 2024
Course Data (course name, number of sections, number of students)  October 2024
Faculty Reflection December 2024
3-Minute Student Video December 2024
Faculty/Student Showcase Presentation (Optional) TBD in February/March 2025


Video: Introduction to the UN Sustainable Development Goals