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Rethinking Sustainability Beyond 2015: An Agenda for Citizen Action’

As a special pre-event to Ryerson’s Social Justice Week, a Ryerson student group is hosting a workshop this afternoon called “Rethinking Sustainability Beyond 2015.”The Politics and Governance Student’s Association (POGSA) is co-hosting the event with Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) to discuss multiple challenges of sustainability.POGSA aims to engage the Ryerson community with what the global framework will look like in the next few years as UN’s Milliennium Developmental Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015.Christopher Gore, Ryerson professor of politics and public administration, will lead a discussion period at 3 p.m. about “Perspectives on Sustainability: From Global to Local.” There will also be brief presentations by Hayden King, director of Ryerson’s Centre for Indigenous Governance; Richard Sandbrook, emeritus professor of political science at University of Toronto; and Cheryl Teelucksingh, associate professor of sociology at Ryerson University.Stephen Lewis, Distinguished Visiting Professor Ryerson University and former UN Special Envoy for HIV-AIDS in Africa, will deliver the keynote address for the workshop at 5 p.m.Have a question or comment? Tweet our reporter Jean (@jeankodin).

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