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SEN's alumnus and PROGRESS Lab member, Dr John Boakye-Danquah, leads undergraduate students to present their ideas to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals!

John has successfully led an intercession course at the McMaster University that provided an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their ideas to address the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and tackle complex sustainability issues through simulations, debates and games.

The course dubbed Exploring the United Nations' SDGs culminated in a presentation to university operational leaders focusing on one SDG per student team and sharing potential solutions to address the SDGs on McMaster's campus. Learn more about the course From pasta straws to green roofs: Students present ideas for a more sustainable campus – Daily News (mcmaster.ca)


John is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF-IFC). John's research at the CIF-IFC supports the work of the National Steering Committee on Gender and Equity in Canada's forest sector. The National Steering Committee comprises gender champions from government, industry, academia, indigenous, and non-profit organizations –working collaboratively across the forest sector to engage, attract, retain and achieve gender equity and meaningful inclusion of women, Indigenous peoples, and new Canadians at all levels from technical to executive-level positions in the forest sector.

Learn more about CFI-IFC's work on gender equity and diversity in Canada's Forest sector or John's current work.

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