VIU, RRU, Pearson partner to train youth as climate leaders

April 25, 2022
Vancouver Island University and Royal Roads University have partnered with pre-university school Pearson College UWC to invest in climate change solutions. The MOU is focused around Pearson’s Climate Action Leadership Diploma program for youth aged 16 to 19. Students in the CALD program gain access to classes at VIU and Royal Roads, as well as programming in areas such as climate action, incorporation of Indigenous knowledge and environmental stewardship, micro-credentials, and a summer field school. Graduates will be prepared to work as leaders on climate solutions. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s climate action leaders and the experience and credit they will get in this program will equip them with the courage and confidence to meet these challenges head on,” said VIU President Deborah Saucier. VIU (BC)