World Changing Careers

World Changing Careers: June 17, 1 to 2pm PT and 4 to 5pm ET


World Changing Careers: Final Report

This e-Dialogue will explore the nature and future of green jobs for the next generation of young professionals. This e-Dialogue is the lead-in to an intergenerational symposium being held at the University of British Columbia, July 23-27, 2009, on World Changing Careers.

Moderated by Ann Dale with Alysia Garmulewicz, Director of the Changing Climates Educational Society


Dr. Ann Dale

Ann DaleAnn Dale is a Professor at Royal Roads University, where she leads several research projects, including e-Dialogues for Sustainable Development and is active in the environmental movement.

Alysia Garmulewicz

Alysia Garmulewicz is a 2008/2009 Canadian Rhodes Scholar, and will be attending Oxford University to study environmental governance in the Fall of 2009.  Alysia is the founder of Changing Climates Educational Society, and the organizer of the 2009 World Changing Careers symposium, an event that will define youth career paths as levers of change in redesigning economic and social systems towards a vision of a sustainable future.


Rodney McDonald

Rodney McDonald

Rodney McDonald is a sustainability professional, who has worked across Canada with public and private sector organizations on issues relating to sustainability, green building, and energy efficiency in policy, programs, and practice. He is the Director of Environmental Strategy at The Mint Group, President of McDonald & Hardess Sustainability Group Inc., and Immediate Past Chair (and Founding Chair) of the Manitoba Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council. In the past 11 years Rodney has worked with and/or advised senior officials in federal, provincial, and municipal governments, First Nations, corporations, and has chaired or served as a member of a number of national, provincial, and municipal committees.

Nadine Gudz, Manager, Sustainable Strategy, InterfaceFLOR Canada

As Manager of Sustainable Strategy, Nadine is responsible for strategically leveraging and expanding InterfaceFLOR’s environment and sustainability leadership position in order to advance the company’s Mission Zero™ vision through communication, education and training. Before joining InterfaceFLOR, Nadine worked locally and internationally in the non-profit and public sectors in the areas of environmental policy and community development. She is currently a PhD candidate in environmental studies at York University and research fellow with the Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability.

Dr. Art Hanson

Art HansonDr. Hanson has worked with Chinese policy-makers over the past 15 years to introduce new concepts of environment and development through the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). He is Distinguished Fellow and Past President of the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Dr. Hanson is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Dr. Nola–Kate Seymoar, President and CEO of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities

Scott FindlayDr. Seymoar has worked in sustainable development since the late 1980s and is the President and CEO of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities. Dr. Seymoar serves on UBC and SFU Advisory Boards and is a member of the Canadian Landmines Foundation and Global Urban Development (formerly the Prague Institue). She is Trudeau mentor and received the Queen's Jubliee Medal in 2002.

Dr. Michael Buzzeli, Director, Housing and Environment, Canadian Policy Research Networks

Michael BuzzeliMike Buzzelli joined CPRN in January 2008 to oversee the development of new research projects in housing and the environment.  He is an accomplished researcher focusing on housing and the social and environmental determinants of health.  A key part of Mike's work at CPRN is overseeing the Housing Internship and Scholar program developed in partnership with, and funded principally by, the Social Housing Services Corporation (www.shscorp.ca).