Algoma University has joined a United Nations network of research institutions aimed at solving some of the world’s most difficult problems.
Algoma U is one of 31 Canadian members of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which was established by the United Nations in 2012. The post-secondary college claims this will allow faculty and students to collaborate on research projects with other schools and institutions.
Algoma University has just joined the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global network of universities, colleges, and research organizations working to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems.
The SDSN was established in 2012 under the UN Secretary-authority. General’s SDSN brings together experts from around the world to advocate practical solutions for sustainable development, such as the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. SDSN collaborates closely with UN agencies, international lending institutions, the commercial sector, and civil society organizations.
Faculty, employees, and students at Algoma University can join the SDSN to engage with a network of like-minded people working on practical solutions for sustainable development. Membership includes access to SDSN Mobilize, an online communication tool that allows member institutions all over the world to find and connect with other sustainable development professionals, promote activities and events, discover new research funding opportunities, collaborate, and much more.
The Canadian network has 32 members in all, including Algoma University.
Aseel Hashim (Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology) of Algoma University has been chosen as an SDG Youth Coordinator for SDSN Youth. SDG Coordinators work on campus to create SDG Hubs as part of a global network of student leaders, ensuring that students are aware of the SDGs, understand their importance to the larger community, and have opportunities to take action toward their implementation during their studies and after graduation.