Barbara Bader is professor in Science Education and Environmental and Sustainability Education at Laval University, in Québec City. Her Chair, the Chaire de leadership en enseignement des sciences et développement durable ( was created in 2012. She is also head of the Masters microprogram she created in Environmental and Sustainability Education. Her current work concentrates on the renewal of science education and interdisciplinarity in schools. She works with teachers to renew pedagogical practices in elementary and high schools. She also studies youth cultures, empowerment, agency, and their relationship to scientific knowledge, and is inspired by critical pedagogy. She is a member of three research networks: the Réseau intersectoriel, the Centr’ERE at UQAM, the Environment-Development-Society Institut and at Laval University. She is also actively engaged in the process of Laval University in sustainable development.