Vladimir Díaz-Cuéllar, Climate Commons member and PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University, has recently published an article in the National Observer with Kirsten Francescone (Trent University).

Díaz-Cuéllar and Francescone discuss their approaches to teaching climate change to frame their call for mandatory climate education at the undergraduate level. As they write:

“A few years ago, Trent University implemented an important policy to require all undergraduate students, regardless of their majors, to take an introductory course on Indigenous Peoples. Universities need to do the same for the climate crisis. Barcelona sets a strong example for Canadian universities to heed: we need mandatory courses — regardless of the field — that examine the social and ecological causes of the climate crisis. That may just provide the spark to build the movements we need.”