Examining university engagement with the SDG agenda panel

Examining university engagement with the SDG agenda panel

We invite you to join us at the Examining university engagement with the SDG agenda session.

Much work remains to identify, enable and motivate society to implement the transformations required to address the grand challenges represented by the global Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Universities are uniquely placed to facilitate a global transformation by critically exploring how we can help with the SDGs, and how the SDGs can help us.

Hear from experts on how innovative research engagement approaches can provide conceptual support for educators and collaborators interested in scaling up their positive impact and value.


Panellists include:

Professor Ralph Horne (Facilitator), Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation for the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University, and Director of the Cities Programme, the urban arm of the United Nations Global Compact.

Professor Alberto Posso, Director of the Centre for International Development Research at RMIT University.

Dr Cathy Oke, Enterprise Senior Fellow in Informed Cities with the Connected Cities Lab, University of Melbourne and Councillor at the City of Melbourne.

Associate Professor Lauren Rickards, Associate Professor Lauren Rickards is co-leader of CUR’s Climate Change Transformation research program in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University.

Dr Tahl Kestin, Network Manager for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Regional Network for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, based at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI).

Professor Vincent Pettigrove, Chief Investigator for the Aquatic Environmental Stress research group (AQUEST) at RMIT University.

20 January 2020


20 January 2020


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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.