What's up with climate change?
12-18 October 2019
Global Climate Change Week aims to encourage academic communities – including university academics, students and staff – in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities and policy makers on climate change action and solutions.
In the lead up to, and during Global Climate Change Week, USC students, staff and academics will engage intellectually, emotionally and creatively with the wicked problem of climate change through workshops, presentations, creative performance, infographics and short films.
This initiative is supported and sponsored by Professor Joanne Scott, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement).
Global Climate Change Week at USC provides opportunities to connect with several themes under the banner of ‘What’s up with climate change?’. The program has been designed with the goals of demonstrating the diverse nature of the drivers of climate change and highlighting constructive responses.
Early registrations (free tickets) are encouraged for most of the events.
USC is running a competition inviting all students to show what THEY think is 'up with climate change' in four different categories (short films, infographics, spoken word poetry/flash fiction and student project talks). Students' work and outputs will be showcased during Global Climate Change Week and celebrated at the 'What's up with climate change?' Gala on Friday 18 October.
Students interested in participating should refer to Blackboard for details.
Connection with nature exhibition
The School of Education is presenting a special exhibition of student creative assessments called 'Remembering and representing the wonder: Early childhood pre-service teachers' reflections of their childhood connections with nature'.
In the display, pre-service early childhood teachers reflect on their experiences with nature and use visual and storied components to capture their personal experiences with nature and the natural world.
Works will be displayed on the ground floor of C building (walkway behind Café C), Sunshine Coast campus until the end of Global Climate Change Week.