Global Commons 2020/2021

Join students from around the world in interactive dialogue addressing climate justice and the impacts of climate change.


The Hart House Global Commons is an interdisciplinary space for students from the University of Toronto to engage in real-time dialogue (participating virtually) with students from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia; Sciences Po, France; University of Cape Town, South Africa; and Indiana University Bloomington, U.S.A.

This is an exciting opportunity to engage internationally, to share perspectives and lived experiences, and to participate in global citizenship learning. The 2020-2021 Hart House Global Commons will connect for global discussions on one of the most pressing issues of our time—climate justice.

In many places, the disruptive and destructive threats of climate change have arrived—impacting shared resource systems, disproportionally affecting vulnerable/marginalized communities, and also pushing us to connect environmental issues with broader social justice, human rights and equity concerns. Addressing these interrelated challenges requires a serious transformation of society and of our relationships to each other and to the world around us—we have work to do. Please join us for opportunities to share perspectives, ideas, and insights from the front lines as we hear from students around the globe about how they are experiencing and responding to the climate crisis. Share your viewpoints, listen, learn and expand your understanding of issues and the possibilities for change.

Part of the Hart House Global Commons.

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Community Supporters

Michael R. De Angelis & Family Global Innovation Fund.

Presenting Partners

University of Toronto
Hart House
Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Centre for International Experience

International Partners

Universidad de Ios Andes
University of Cape Town
Global Citizenship Programme, University of Cape Town
Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Sciences Po

Local Partners

University of Toronto Mississauga
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
International Education Centre
International Student Centre
Student Life Centre for Community Partnerships