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Adeela Arshad-Ayaz and Peter Graham named AASHE Sustainability Award finalists

November 11, 2021

The Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability is thrilled to announce that Professors Adeela Arshad-Ayaz and Peter Graham have been named finalist for a 2021 Sustainability Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), specifically in the campus sustainability research category. This award recognizes outstanding scholarship in higher education. Drs. Ashad-Ayaz and Graham share this honour with colleagues Cassandra Kuyvenhoven, Rena Upitis, Eli Scheinman, and Colin Khan at Queen’s University for their work entitled The Emotional Experience of Sustainability Courses: Learned Eco-Anxiety, Potential Ontological Adjustment, which explores the learned eco-anxiety that can result from sustainability education and recommends tools to help address this in the classroom.

The AASHE Sustainability Awards provide global recognition to individuals and organizations leading the higher education sustainability movement. With the help of volunteer judges, this program raises the visibility of high-impact projects, pioneering research, and student leadership that helps to disseminate innovations and inspire continued progress toward environmental, social and economic health.

The outstanding individuals and institutions recognized as finalists were selected based on overall impact, innovation, stakeholder involvement, clarity and other criteria specific to each award category.  

“The higher education sustainability community continues to show themselves as leaders in the global sustainability movement. This is never more evident than through the many entries received for the AASHE Sustainability Awards,” said Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “I am proud to recognize the innovation and leadership demonstrated by this year’s finalists.”

The College is equally proud of the work done by Professors Arshad-Ayaz and Graham, and thankful for their contributions to our community.

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