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What, if anything, is sustainability?

April 25, 2018


As LSRC fellow and Biology Professor James Grant notes in this podcast brought to you by The Worlds We Want, "[Sustainability is] the most important concept for us for the next 200 years...It can have a precise meaning, but what is that meaning?"

In this panel discussion recorded at the 2nd Annual Sustainability Across Disciplines Conference on March 9th, 2018 and chaired by LSRC Interim Director and Principal of the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, Raymond Paquin (Management), LSRC fellows Matthias Fritsch (Philosophy), James Grant (Biology), Amy Poteete (Political Science), and Pedro Peres-Neto (Biology) and junior associate Cheryl Gladu (Individualized Program) seek to define sustainability from their various disciplinary perspectives. Tune in to hear the full podcast on The Worlds We Want website and learn about sustainable harvest, the social sustainability of elephants in Botswana, taking turns, intergenerational justice, cultural sustainability, and much more.



The Worlds We Want podcast is produced in partnership with Future Earth and CJLO 1690AM by Concordia students Cheryl Gladu (LSRC junior associate and PhD candidate in the Individualized Program), Tristan Masson (Political Science student minoring in Sustainability Studies at the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability), and Joel Odjick (Biology student).

This year’s Sustainability Across Disciplines Conference was brought to you by the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, with the support of the Office of the Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies, the John Molson School of Business, the Departments of Applied Human Sciences; Biology; Communication Studies; Economics; Geography, Planning and Environment, and Sociology and Anthropology, and the Sustainability Team of Environmental Health and Safety at Concordia University

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