Dr. Garth Pickard is Professor Emeritus at the University of Regina (Faculty of Education) and is currently a Research Scientist with the University of Regina Institute of Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Communities (IEESC). He is also directly affiliated with the UNESCO International Network for Re-orienting Teacher Education towards Sustainability and the United Nations University Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development.
Dr. Pickard was the Director for the University of Regina, Office of International Cooperation and Development, the Associate Dean of Education (Program), and the Director of Professional Development in the Faculty of Education. He served as the Director of the Canada, China University Linkage Program, and the Special University Linkage Consolidation Program for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) from 1992 to 2005 and Director of the Centre for International Teacher Education from 1992 to 2000. He has lectured in the curriculum areas of Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Educational Administration, and Sustainability and has taught at Brock University, York University, and the University of Alberta.
Dr. Pickard’s most recently publications are: Pickard, G., 2016. Case Study: Education for Sustainable Development through Saskatchewan Outdoor Trek Schools. Of Land and Living Skies 6 – Summer (9-15), Pickard, G., Reorienting Postsecondary Education Toward Sustainability: The “Gravity” of it All” in Karen Goodnough, et al (Eds), 2013. Inspiration and Innovation in Teaching and Teacher Education. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington; Pickard, G., 2009. “Senselessness:” The Manifestation of Educational Practice. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 5 (1), 201-210; and, Pickard, G., 2007. “Coming to Our Senses:” The Preparation of Pre-service Teachers and the Implications for Education for Sustainability. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, 3(3), 1-8. Dr. Pickard has presented papers in Scotland, France, Australia, the United States of America, Panama, Japan, New Zealand, Mauritius and the People’s Republic of China on organizational implications for sustainable capacity building, teacher education, leadership and organizational development.
His main interests lie in sustainability as related to energy, environment and sustainable communities, re-orienting teacher education to address sustainability, organizational problem-solving, policy implementation, and personnel development.
Dr. Garth Pickard
Professor Emeritus – Faculty of Education
Institute of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities (IEESC)
University of Regina
Regina, SK. Canada S4S 0A2