APRU Undergraduate Leadership Program

 

Fresh Approaches to a Gordian Knot:

Student Leaders Untangle Pacific Rim Environment, Health and Inequality Challenges

July 1–12, 2019

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On July 1-12, 2019 the University of Oregon will host the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) annual Undergraduate Leadership Program (ULP). This will be an opportunity to showcase some of what we do best: high impact educational practices, such as undergraduate research and community-based learning, and the development of the next generation of leaders in the application of scientific knowledge to global societal dilemmas.

The 2019 program, “Fresh Approaches to a Gordian Knot: Student Leaders Untangle Pacific Rim Environment, Health and Inequality Challenges” will bring together 45-50 exceptional students to address three intertwined social dilemmas: environmental degradation, public health, and social inequality.  Local community organizations in each of the three areas will suggest a specific challenge from their own work, but with comparative resonance around the Pacific Rim.

For inquiries, questions, or to learn more about the 2019 APRU Undergraduate Leadership Program, please contact UO’s Innovative Program Coordinator, Grace Honeywell.


Mission Statement

The 2019 Association of Pacific Rim Universities Undergraduate Leadership Program, “Fresh Approaches to A Gordian Knot: Student Leaders Untangle Pacific Rim Environment, Health and Inequality Challenges,” seeks to empower young leaders of the Pacific Rim to untangle and address three globally relevant and increasingly critical social dilemmas: environmental degradation, public health, and social inequality. Participants will experience a combination of high impact educational practices with community-based learning and intensive leadership development. For 12 days here at the University of Oregon, participants will establish community, adopt empathy, hone research skills, encourage creativity, embrace innovation, allow for adaptability, move into action, and leave empowered.


Why Oregon?

This world-class university is at the forefront of addressing sustainability, championing new ways to help save our planet. We’re home to top programs in fields like sustainable architecture, genomics, green chemistry, environmental studies, neuroscience, smart cities, and sustainable business practices, to name just a few. Our students and faculty are inspired and equipped with the skills necessary to overcome interdisciplinary challenges of all kinds.

Nestled between the rugged Cascade mountain ranges and the Pacific Ocean, we nurture the whole student. We integrate mind, body, and spirit in ways few universities can: step out of top research facilities and scholarly discussions into a culture of outdoor activities and fitness, surrounded by some of the most unspoiled natural beauty anywhere on the planet. Come and be a part of this unique, holistic community of engaged global scholars.