Below are some UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) opportunities (events, competitions, courses, and funding) for fall 2020. Please share widely and always feel free to reach out with questions and ideas about UC Davis SDG engagement.
Jonna Mazet, the founding director of the UC Davis One Health Institute and a professor of epidemiology and disease ecology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, partners around the world to strengthen global capacity for the detection of zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential—including COVID-19. What started as a USAID pilot project at UC Davis has grown to become the Global Virome Project, a multidisciplinary coalition targeting zoonotic viral threats worldwide.
Biochemistry & molecular biology major Jonathan Ho recently secured over $50,000 in funding for the Knights Landing Community Garden project. Learn more about his UC Davis #GlobalAggies story, which starts with him addressing food insecurity among fellow Singapore soldiers.
UC Davis is the lead institution on a global classroom pilot project, partnering with Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China to create a framework for teaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using a global classroom model that has been developed and utilized by Tecnológico de Monterrey and will be enhanced by UC Davis and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
The inaugural SDG Interns are Christal Juarez, a fourth-year anthropology major in the College of Letters and Science, and Jeanett Lor, a fourth-year human development major in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Through the SDG framework, which provides concrete steps to achieve sustainable development across the planet’s economic, social and environmental dimensions, these interns are working with a shared global ethos and connecting with people throughout the world who are also dedicated to their fulfillment.
Second Round Call for Proposals: Campus Global Theme
The 2020-21 second round call for mini-grant proposals for the inaugural Campus Global Theme program is now open. UC Davis’ first Campus Global Theme: Food for Thought: Feeding Ourselves, Feeding the Planet, roots itself in the strengths of the institution to call for programs that can help our community reflect on the work of nourishing our world.
UC Davis has been named one of only four U.S. universities to receive NAFSA’s 2020 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Campus Internationalization. This honor is bestowed annually to leading higher education institutions for excellence in internationalization efforts—both on campus and across the world.