29th January 2021
Workshop on ’Exploring Ways to Embed the Sustainable Development Goals into the Curriculum’
GMIT hosted a workshop entitled ‘Exploring Ways to Embed the Sustainable Development Goals into the Curriculum’, on January 29th, 2021, which was funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Speakers included:
- Dr. Orla Flynn, GMIT President who introduced the event.
- Dr. Mark Kelly, GMIT who set the scene for the workshop.
- Dr. Charlotte Holland, DCU on ‘Mapping the SDGs in the DCU Curriculum’
- Dr. John Barimo, UCC on ‘The Use of an SDG Curriculum Mapping Tool in UCC’
- John Scahill, GMIT on
February 22nd to March 8th
SOS-UK Global Goals Teach-In
GMIT participated in the ‘Global Goals Teach-In’ (February 22nd to March 8th, 2021). This was GMIT’s first year participating and had 19 academic staff taking place, putting us in 8th place overall, which was a fantastic achievement.
The SOS-UK 2021 Teach-In was the most successful to date with 420 educators taking part at 48 institutions in 10 countries. Their collective teaching and learning reached more than 37,000 students on courses from fashion buying to anatomy to photography to nutrition! You can read the full campaign report for the ‘2021 Teach In’ here.
March 8th to 12th - National Green Week
GMIT participated in An Taisce’s first dedicated National Green Week (March 8th to 12th) hosting a series of daily online Sustainability Sessions covering topics such as agriculture, food, Galway National City Park initiative, electric vehicles and sustainable art and design.
November 9th, 2021, 11.00-12.30
On November 9th between 11.00-12.30, GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT will be hosting the first of 3 workshops entitled ‘Transitioning towards a Climate Action University’ to explore how sustainability can become a core guiding principle for the new Technological University. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Dr. Mark Kelly…and will include the following panel of speakers:
Dr. Orla Flynn, President of GMIT
Dr. Brendan McCormack, President of IT Sligo
Paul Hannigan. President of Letterkenny IT
Jennifer Boyer, Vice-President of Sustainability in Technological University of Dublin (TUD)
David Minton, Director at Northern and Western Regional Assembly
Tomás Ó Síocháin, CEO at Western Development Commission
Professor John O’Halloran, President of UCC
November 11th, 2021, 11.00-12.30
On November 11th, staff and students at GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT will be invited to participate in a workshop exploring what a ‘Climate Action University’ may look like in 2030.
November 16th, 2021, 11.00-12.30
On November 16th, staff and students at GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT will be given a second opportunity to participate in a workshop exploring what a ‘Climate Action University’ may look like in 2030.
GMIT hosted a series of talks entitled ‘The Sustainability Sessions 2020’, which between January and March 2020. This was funded by Galway City Council under the Local Community Environment Fund. Speakers included:
- Dr. Mark Garavan on ‘The 21st Century Challenge: Living in Gaia not on Earth’
- Georgia McMillan on ‘Dark Matters: Why we need to reconsider lighting up the night’
- Dr. James Moran on ‘The Role of Farming for Nature in Sustainable Land Use/Food Systems’
- Dr. Colin Hannon on ‘Aquaculture Research in GMIT’
- Dr. Gabriel Costello on ‘Sustainable (Carbon Neutral) Manufacturing’
- Sean Fahy on ‘The Public Sector Energy Programme and GMIT’s Role as a Sustainable Energy Community’
GMIT hosted a workshop entitled ‘Reimagining GMIT as a Sustainable Community of Practice’, on October 3rd, 2019, as part of the 2019 GMIT Green Campus Day. The workshop was funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
GMIT hosted a Green Campus Day on 28 September 2018, to officially announce the registration of the GMIT Dublin Road and CCAM campuses on the National Green Campus programme.
GMIT participated in the SEAI Energy Awareness Programme during the 2016 /2107 academic year.
GMIT hosted a workshop entitled ‘Exploring the Role and Use of Assessment in Education for Sustainable Development’, on May 30th, 2016, funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Speakers included:
- Dr. Charlotte Holland, DCU
- Dr. Frida Besong, DCU
- Dr. Tanja Tillmanns, DCU
- Dr. Mark Kelly, GMIT
GMIT hosted a Green Campus Day on 26 September 2016,
GMIT organised and hosted a seminar entitled ‘Education for Sustainable Development – The Needs for Leadership in Higher Education’ on January 29th, 2015. Speakers included:
- Mr. Tony Gaynor, Department of Education and Skills
- Dr. Charlotte Holland, Dublin City University
- Ms. Lynda Huxley, GMIT Castlebar
- Dr. John Lohan, GMIT Galway
- Dr. Mark Kelly, GMIT Galway