The University of Fraser Valley (UFV) has committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Accord (the SDG Accord).
Launched in 2017, the SDG Accord is a global initiative encouraging universities and other post-secondary institutions to pursue the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — 17 interconnected goals addressing a range of economic, social, and environmental challenges.
The SDG Accord provides a framework for universities to commit to and celebrate the integration of the SDGs into teaching, research, leadership, operations, administration, and outreach to the community.
“Signing the SDG Accord is a critical acknowledgement of the university’s commitment to the wellbeing of our students, staff, and community,” noted Dr. James Mandigo, Acting President, UFV. “By signing this accord, UFV is acknowledging our responsibility in taking action toward a more just, equitable, and harmonious world.”
This spring, UFV’s Office of Sustainability will formally launch a process to create a UFV Sustainability Plan to guide the continued integration of the SDGs into UFV’s activities, and to actively align efforts taking place across campuses.
“UFV’s Office of Sustainability is supporting students, faculty, and staff in integrating the UN SDGs into all aspects of our operation, decision-making, and education,” says Doran Hoge, Director of Energy and Sustainability. “This commitment illustrates that UFV is not only aware of the pressing global challenges we face, but is willing to take action to be part of the solution.”
UFV joins more than 1,600 institutions from around the world who have signed the SDG Accord.
If you have questions about how you can participate in the SDG Accord please contact Doran.Hoge@ufv.ca.
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