A Dialogue On Accelerating Engineering Practice for Triple-Bottom-Line Sustainability
On the afternoon of June 11, UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science, in partnership with EESD15 and the Engineering Leadership Council, is convening a dialogue with engineering communities-of-interest aimed at accelerating engineering practice for triple-bottom-line sustainability.
Economic Sustainability. Social Responsibility. Environmental Stewardship.
Special guests representing communities-of-interest include engineers with expertise in the urban environment and the resource extraction sectors, other professionals including those in business, the built environment (architecture and planning), and public health, Government (including First Nations), ENGOs, NGOs, and people from relevant associations. These guests will join EESD15 delegates in focussed discussions about best practices, best policy and regulatory environments, and best training, for triple-bottom-line sustainability.
A Learning Dialogue Leading to Action
By engaging in generative then deliberative discussions, the participants share ideas leading to enhanced engineering practices and education relating to social responsibility, economic sustainability, and environmental stewardship. Idea exchanges between stakeholders, engineers, and engineering educators take place in facilitated plenary sessions then break-out sessions led by lead-enquirers and facilitators. The dialogue is directed toward finding possible solutions to both guiding and specific, practical, questions. Participants leave the dialogue with new ideas to consider in solution-finding within their practice as it relates to sustainability.
Date and Time: June 11, 2:00pm to 5:30pm
An informal reception will follow the dialogue.
Participants control the Dialogue outcomes. Organizers anticipate outcomes such as:
- White paper outlining changes to public policy and regulations that would foster triple-bottom-line sustainability in engineering
- Professional development strategies for young and mid-level professionals related to best practice engineering for sustainability
- Documentation of best practice case studies
Sponsorship Opportunities – Increase Your Visibility
Do you want to increase your profile among industry leaders from both traditional and emerging sectors, utility representatives, municipal, First Nations, provincial and federal governments? These and others are the people being invited as stakeholders. We need your support in order to ensure that the Dialogue is high impact.
What’s in it for you?
- Increased understanding of emerging sustainability needs in our communities.
- Knowledge of how these needs drive business cases for owners and municipalities.
- Ideas that you can bring back to your firm and put in to practice.
- Networking opportunities and better visibility among clients.
For more information about Dialogue sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Development and Alumni Engagement
Faculty of Applied Science
Telephone: 604 822 6197