Diz Glithero

Diz Glithero specializes in the intersection of education, environmental stewardship, and civic engagement. Through 20 years of experience as an educator, researcher, adjunct professor (University of Ottawa), and consultant, Diz has led a number of community, regional, and national projects focused on pedagogical, policy, and socio-ecological change. In 2017, Diz served as the Education Lead for Canada C3, a Canada 150 Signature Initiative that involved an epic 150-day journey by ship from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. Most recently, Diz serves as the national coordinator of the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition, leading a multi-year, collaborative research initiative to develop a national ocean literacy strategy for Canada.

Listen to her interview with Nature Labs

Critical Thinking Questions

  • How, at a time when we seem so busy, can we afford to really reflect?
  • How can we listen to new voices and challenge ourselves to accept feedback – both constructive and negative?
  • How can we provide feedback to our peers, our colleagues that’s actually helpful? After all, not all help is helpful.
  • Will this make us better leaders – at work and for society?
  • If the process begins with mentorship, how do we find good mentors?
  • Do we need to rethink what real mentorship looks like – appreciate it might include teachers and parents and friends and even those who speak to us, but don’t know us, in the media?

More on Diz

Read more about Diz's work: The Heart of the Biosphere: Exploring our civic relationship with the ocean in Canada

Favourite Book: Jonathon Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Favourite Documentary: Tribal Canoe Journey Favourite Program: Rising Youth

View the Canada C3 Education Resources: Ocean Conservation Education