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Fireside Chat with Jen Dollin

Join us for a fireside chat with Jen Dollin, Director of Sustainability Education and Partnerships at Western Sydney University (WSU).

Jen’s exploration of sustainability in higher education resonates with WSU’s remarkable achievement—securing the global top spot among 1,400 institutions in last year’s Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. This ranking, aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), underscores WSU’s unwavering commitment to social, ecological and economic impact.

Through her extensive experience, Jen has pioneered innovative approaches that harness the full impact potential of higher education institutions across curriculum, operations, research, and engagement to bring about transformative change for a better future.

In this engaging session, Jen will share her insights on holistic sustainability strategies, empowering universities to drive positive change on multiple fronts. Discover how curriculum enhancements equip students as sustainability leaders, how operational changes create greener campuses, how research initiatives contribute to global solutions, and how community engagement extends the university influence.


This event aims to explore the development of holistic sustainability strategies and holistic sustainability strategies to empower universities to drive positive change across curriculum, operations, research and engagement.

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This event is a must-attend for university professionals, leaders, researchers, sustainability advocates, and anyone passionate about driving sustainability and positive impact through higher education.

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Date: 26th September 2023

Time: 6am-6.30am UTC (Convert to your own timezone)

What is a fireside chat?

A UIIN Fireside Chat is an hour-long, interview session between a UIIN facilitator and an external industry expert on a high-level topic. Participants will leave with insights and inspiration after hearing the experiences and perspectives of the guest speaker, and have the opportunity to ask questions during the session. Fireside Chats are also recorded for UIIN podcasts and are available after the session.

Fireside chat with

Jen Dollin

Director, Sustainability Education and Partnerships at Western Sydney University

Jen Dollin is the Director, Sustainability Education and Partnerships in the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor Education Partnerships and Quality at Western Sydney University. She lives and works on Darug Country. In her current role Jen provides leadership and oversight of institutional strategic expert advice and annual reporting on sustainability to drive and deliver on the University’s strategic directions and international rankings. A key strategic priority is on delivering on the University’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 agenda. Jen’s background is in corporate finance, environmental economics, and sustainability policy development. She has professional experience in developing participatory approaches to sustainability challenges across diverse stakeholder groups and research interests in transdisciplinary learning, ecofeminism and multispecies ethnography.

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