Schulich Prof Advances Carbon Neutrality as new York Fellow
Schulich Professor Burkard Eberlein has been appointed as one of four York University Provostial Fellows. Appointed for one year, recipients work to enhance collegial capacity at an institutional level to advance the priorities of the University Academic Plan (UAP) in demonstrable ways. The Provostial Fellowships also provide an opportunity for a diverse group of tenured faculty to gain hands-on experience in university leadership.
Fellows will work with the provost and relevant members of the senior leadership on a project or initiative intended to advance one of the UAP priority areas at an institutional level. Each project also seeks to enhance and intersect with the University-wide challenge to elevate institutional contributions to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“I am very excited about what are in fact two unique opportunities rolled into one Fellowship,” said Eberlein. “First, to contribute in tangible and meaningful ways to the York community by supporting York’s journey toward carbon neutrality. And second, to be able to gain invaluable practical experience in change leadership and to grow professionally.”
Eberlein’s project, “York’s Journey toward Carbon Neutrality,” seeks to identify and advance specific and impactful initiatives that the University can take to reduce its carbon emissions.
“We’re proud that Professor Eberlein has been appointed as one of the University’s four Provostial Fellows,” said Detlev Zwick, Interim Dean. “I am confident that his contributions will help advance the University’s sustainability initiatives.”