Kim Ceulemans visits The University of British Columbia to continue three-year partnership
Kim Ceulemans, from the Catholic University of Leuven—the largest and oldest university in Belgium—is visiting The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus to continue a two-year collaboration with Dr. Carol Scarff from the Faculty of Education.
Scarff and Ceulemans’ partnership began when they were both visiting scholars at the University of Leeds in October, 2012. The research team has collaborated to combine Ceulemans’ expertise in sustainability reporting and Scarff’s in teacher education. Their work investigates what competencies, in teaching and learning, create change.
Ceulemans’ PhD will research UBC as a case study to explore the barriers and challenges of sustainability reporting in order to determine what factors influence positive change in sustainability.
“I chose UBC as a case for my PhD because UBC has a long track record on sustainability integration and reporting,” says Ceulemans. “And because it uses clear performance indicators to measure its progress towards sustainability.”
Ceulemans will continue her research at UBC’s Okanagan campus until October, 2014.