BTH researcher awarded Sustainability Award
BTH researcher James Ayers was recently awarded the AASHE Sustainability Award for his licentiate thesis in which he investigates the efficacy of academic sustainability programmes in developing sustainability competencies among students.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recently announced their Sustainability Awards winners. BTH researcher James Ayers is one of them. His licentiate thesis Educational contexts and designs for cultivating leaders capable of addressing the wicked issues of sustainability transitions investigates the efficacy of academic sustainability programmes in developing sustainability competencies among students and suggests strategies for improvement.
“Receiving this award has reminded me that there are many people working all over the world for the creation of a more sustainable future, I am humbled to be included among them and will use this award as a motivation to continue producing quality research here at BTH”, says James Ayers.
James Ayers holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Diploma of Journalism and is an alumni of the Master’s of Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability programme at BTH in which he now facilitates and teaches.
“I am grateful to receive this award and thankful to the organizers for supporting sustainability researchers by recognizing and sharing the important work being done in helping to understand and implement sustainable future”, he concludes.
AASHE empowers higher education administrators, faculty, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. They work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges.
More information about the award is available here.
2 February 2022