Dr. Liza Ireland
With a PhD in sustainability education Liza is the Executive Director of Changing Climates Consulting, based in British Columbia, Canada. Her work focuses on how to redesign education to help develop systemic thinking and a sustainable society. She is featured in the 2015 publication Sustainability Frontiers: Critical and Transformative Voices from the Borderlands of Sustainability Education (Selby & Kagawa eds.).
Liza has over thirty-five years of experience in education and sustainability, both formal and non-formal from kindergarten to university levels. She was the Acting Program Head for the Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication program at Royal Roads University (RRU) from 2012-2014, and develops courses and teaches in the School of Environment and Sustainability and the School of Education and Technology at RRU.
In 2012/2013 Liza developed the Environmental Education Framework: Pathways to Environmental Literacy in Alberta Schools, Supporting Alberta education’s Curriculum Redesign with the Alberta Council of Environmental Educators to support the development of social, cultural, global and environmental responsibility and cross-curricular competencies in the new Alberta K-12 curriculum.
After lecturing in Sustainability Education at the University of New Brunswick, in Kazakhstan, and at the Teacher Training College in Bhutan, Liza founded an Independent elementary school based on sustainability and systemic thinking in Scotland.
As a consultant, Liza has given workshops at United Nations Children and Youth Conferences on the Environment in Norway, S. Korea, Japan and Indonesia. She co-authored the N. American edition of Sense & Sustainability and was the keynote speaker at the World Changing Careers symposium on redesigning education for a sustainable future.
PhD in Education for Sustainability from the University of Stirling, Scotland
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction and Environmental Education from the University of New Brunswick
B. Ed from the University of New Brunswick
B. Env. St. from the University of Waterloo
Alysia Garmulewicz is a Rhodes Scholar, and is presently completing her Ph.D. in Management Research at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She researches 3D Printing systems innovation, and the evolution of materials, machines and communities in digital fabrication.
Alysia has spoken to business executives and academics on 3D printing and the circular economy. She writes for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and recently participated in the US National Science Foundation workshop on the Environmental Implications of Additive Manufacturing. Alysia holds a Masters in Geography from the University of Oxford and a B.A. Honors from Carleton University, Canada.