2022 Faculty Orientation and Student Orientation Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ellen Field

Dr. Ellen Field, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University will be presenting the keynote addresses at the 2022/23 UBC Bachelor of Education program’s Faculty Orientation and Student Orientation.

Faculty Orientatation
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Student Orientation
Thursday, September 1, 2022 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.


Responsive Education: recognizing multiple dimensions of climate change education

In this talk, Dr. Ellen Field will discuss how education is, and has been, an overlooked mitigation strategy and how education policy can be instrumental as part of a multi-pronged approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Gaps in current education policy at Canadian regional jurisdictions (provincial and territorial) and national levels will be discussed along with best practices of climate change education from empirical research studies. In addition, this talk will consider lessons formal education systems can learn from the youth climate justice moment and possible pathways for responsive education systems that focus on transformative and transgressive pedagogies.


Dr. Ellen Field is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University – Orillia, where she teaches Climate Change Education (MEd) and Environmental Education (BEd). Her research focuses on policy and practice of climate change education.