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On Sunday, March 26, the Sustainable Communities International Internship Program (SCIIP) will be hosting a symposium featuring Canadian interns who have worked with municipal governments in Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Mexico and Bolivia in various projects related to sustainable economies and food systems over the last two years. The event will include panel discussions around development and sustainability, country exhibitions, and a reception for mingling. Come join us as interns share their experiences working and travelling over the last two years! SCIIP is a collaborative program with the Centre of Sustainable Development and Sustainable Cities International. learn more →
Bhavina Patel, a Geography alumna, interned with the Sustainable Cities International Internship Program - a collaborative program between the Centre for Sustainable Development at and Sustainable Cities International. She brings her experiences from her learning and experiences in Durban back to her hometown. learn more →
Ethan O'Brien, a business student taking the Community Development Certificate program, created his company Living Garden Foods to boost local food systems. Living Garden Foods will install the vertical garden for the food bank to produce its own food, feeding up to 300 people! learn more →
"Perhaps the best lens through which to view the future of the sustainability profession is that of the sustainability executive as explorer, or perhaps better yet, the scout. They must have a solid business sense, typically having served on the front lines of some aspect of the business. They must have an immense and nimble curiosity, able to immerse themselves in a wide range of new issues and topics as they arise, whether from inside the organization or from outside. Finally, they must be translators and collaborators as they enlist resources from within their organization while extending their influence and reach beyond the boundaries of the company, typically including suppliers and customers. In short, they must be willing and able to traverse uncharted territory and shifting circumstances, all the while interpreting the current state of affairs to others, and watching the horizon for the unexpected."