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Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training- St. Thomas University & University of New Brunswick

Foundation for Environmental Stewardship

Saturday, 21 October 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ADT)

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We are grateful to our sponsors and partners who have heavily subsidized the ticket to make the SDGs more accessible for all. Thank you to the students union for providing funding to bring the cost down.
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Foundation for Environmental Stewardship registered charity number is: 80143 0307 RR0001. Donations over $20.00 will be issued Tax-deductible receipts.
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St. Thomas University
 University of New Brunswick



In celebration of Canada 150th, the SDGs Youth Training Canada will mobilize 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.

Interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.

You will receive a certificate for the training from FES and develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals.You will also gain access to local organizations through where you can utilize your training to collaborate and provide support.

NOTE: This training event is open to both high school and post-secondary students as well as the community at large. 


Why are we doing this?

Foundation for Environmental Stewardship is a Canadian registered charity and a UN accredited organization with a mission to empower youth for sustainable development. We are working with UN programs to deliver practical training for youth on advocacy and local implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Organizing Partner 

St. Thomas University, University of New Brunswick, NB Power & STU/UNB Student Unions


STU,UNB and NB power are thrilled to collaborate on such an exciting opportunity for community and its students. Together they have joined forces to host the#CANYouth4SDGs movement through direct engagement with UN staff here on the STU/UNB campus.

Visit for more information on the event!  


8:45 am - 9:30 am

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Opening Ceremony
UNB Elder-in-Residence Opolahsomuwehs Imelda Perley and Welcome by UNB and STU Presidents 

10:00 am - 10:50 am 
Session 1 What are the SDGs and how to advocate for them

10:50 am - 11:30 am 
Session 2 UN Presentation

11:30 am - 12:45 pm 
Lunch, NGO Fair and Sustainability Walks through campus. 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Skill Development Session 
2:10 pm - 3:10 pm 
Skill Development Session 

3:15 pm - 4:10 pm 
Problem Solving in your community 

4:10 pm - 4:25 pm
Closing Ceremony
STU Elder Miigam'agan and Mayor Mike O'Brian 


Speaker Bios-

Gül Çalışkan

Gül Çalışkan is an associate professor at Department of Sociology, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, Canada. Her research and teaching concentrate on the broad areas of citizenship (as a social practice) and global social justice within global and transnational sociology. In her research, she engages in postcolonial feminist and critical race literatures and narrative inquiry to examine the complex relations between global processes and everyday realities. Gül’s teaching areas include Introduction to Sociology; Sociology of Globalization; Globalization and Gender; Social Movements; Racialization and Ethnicity; Global Justice; and Orientalism Islamophobia and Postcolonial Transgressions. 

Tia Dafnos 

Tia Dafnos moved to Fredericton from Toronto in 2015 to join UNB’s Sociology Department. Tia is also the Coordinator of UNB’s Law in Society Program, and a member of No One Is Illegal Fredericton. Her research interests focus on the roles of policing, security and pacification in colonialism, racism, capitalism, and patriarchy.


Heather-Anne (Heather) MacLean, MBAMarComm Practitioner, Professor & Privacy Nut

Initially trained as a Political Scientist, Heather’s fascination with why words matter and how to influence behaviour, was a natural progression to Marketing and Communications where she has lead marketing for industry leaders and one fortune 500!  Heather honed her digital marketing expertise heading the marketing team of Canada’s first utility to use social media and while also working at Radian6 and Salesforce Marketing Cloud.  Heather has worked with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter staffers, as well as social media teams around the globe helping them become social enterprises. As CMO of TaylorMade Solutions, Heather focused on helping small, medium and not-for-profits leverage social media in order to protect their personal and professional brands while increasing sales.  

Heather has carried out extensive research in the field of Marketing & Communications and has been published in numerous PR News Guidebooks, Workplace Review and top Social Media Blogs as well as being a sought after speaker in the area of social media. 

Prior to the world of social media, Heather among many other things, designed and executed the marketing and communications plan for Canada’s first Airline Travel BankTM.  In fact it was the only successful Airline Travel BankTM  in Canada and for her efforts, Heather was nominated and a finalist for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, was a New Brunswick Rising Star recipient as well as a CRTA Industry Person of the Year.  In addition to the utilities/energy and aviation industries, Heather has worked in the IT, e-learning, aerospace/defence, tourism and news media industries.

Other passions of Heather’s include the advocacy of literacy as the foundation for community.



Rick Hutchins

Rick Hutchins has been an instructor in the Leadership Studies Program of Renaissance College for the last seventeen years.  Rick teaches courses in Community Problem Solving and Essential Skills for Leadership. Rick has over 30 years of experience in community development and volunteer management and has developed a number of workshops in Authentic leadership, Appreciative models for communication, Effective partnerships and Motivational skills.

In his spare time Rick is a musician and a Trustee for the Nature Trust of New Brunswick. Currently, Rick is the Executive Director of Autism Connections Fredericton and a consultant with his own practice







Use #CANYouth4SDGs to share your experience!

More breakout sessions and speakers will be confirmed and updated.


NOTE: Attendees can recieve refunds 1 day before the event starts 

Updated on 2017-07-26

Time:  11:42 AM

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Margaret McCain Hall Duffie Dr, Fredericton, NB E3B 2Y3


Saturday, 21 October 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ADT)

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