Prof. Charles Hopkins

UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Education towards Sustainability
York University, Toronto, Canada

Charles A. Hopkins holds the UNESCO Chair at York University in Toronto, Canada. He has been an advisor to several ministries of education in Asia and Europe as well as universities and colleges in the Americas.

He has numerous publications and has lectured worldwide on a range of topics from quality education to educating for global citizenship and educating for a sustainable future. In the past, he was a teacher, principal, curriculum superintendent and regional superintendent with the Toronto Board of Education before assuming the UNESCO Chair in 1999.

He has been awarded seven honorary doctorates and professorships spanning Europe, Latin America and Asia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria, and the Australian Association of Environmental Educators.

Today, Hopkins is advisor to both the United Nations University, UNESCO UNEVOC on technical and vocational education and Co-Director of the Asia-Pacific Institute on Education for Sustainable Development in Beijing, China.