Climate Education Fellowship Program


A year-long look into the climate and nature emergency through collaborative transformative inquiry.

We encourage students, faculty, sessionals and staff to apply for this fellowship program, designed to develop our collective capacity to face the most pressing challenges of our times. 

The program starts with the 6-week course: 'Facing Human Wrongs: Climate complexity and social accountability.'

Climate Education Fellowship Program principles:

  • Emphasis on educational inquiry and complexity
  • Courage to face reality
  • Honesty, humility and discernment
  • Amplifying Indigenous leadership
  • Activating visceral responsibility

In a cohort of 10 people, this year-long inquiry will challenge you to reimagine climate education and support this emergency. The cohort will meet weekly for a two-hour session to discuss and facilitate resilience initiatives. 

Each fellow will receive an individual research grant of $4,000 and each cohort will have access to $10,000 in joint funds designated to support collaboration and outreach within your community. 

Call for applications 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Active status as a student, faculty or staff member at the Faculty of Education at UVic. Continuing sessionals or sessionals with a workload of 7.5 units (0.50 FTE) or greater across two terms in the year of the award are also eligible to apply.
  • Affinity with the program intent, approach, principles and objectives, including openness to engage in transformative inquiry without having outcomes predetermined from the outset
  • Intent and availability to participate in at least 80% of the weekly meetings (24 out of 30) and both of the retreats (November 4 & 5, 2023, and May 4 & 5, 2024)
  • Intent and availability to participate in the online course “Facing Human Wrongs”

Cohort composition and schedule:

The program is seeking participants with a diversity of interests and disciplinary areas and People who demonstrate a commitment to justice, equity, decolonization and indigenization. The program is looking for a balance of students, faculty, sessionals and staff who identify as BIPOC and non-BIPOC. People at different career stages and streams are encouraged to apply. We are seeking participants willing to challenge each other, participate in collaborative learning and who have the ability to interact constructively through conversation. Please note that the first half of the program will be in person only, which is important for relationship building, the second half will be decided by the cohort.

Weekly meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 12-2:00 pm, beginning on September 19, 2023.

Application deadline: August 20, 2023

How to apply:

Step 1: Complete an anonymous online questionnaire to determine if the Facing Human Wrongs course is suitable for you at this point. The questionnaire takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. 

Step 2: Complete and submit an online application form for the Climate Education Fellowship Program. Please make sure to respond to all of the questions in the form. 

The selection process will begin the first week of September 2023 and applicants will be informed about the application outcomes on September 11, 2023.


See the full call for applications for more details.

If you have any questions, please contact Jasdeep Randhawa at