Teaching & Research

This focus area advances sustainability in academic programs and research. This focus area is lead out of the Office of the Provost and supported by the Office of Sustainability. The Provost appoints the Academic Director for Sustainability Scholarship and Education to champion efforts across the academy.

Faculty, staff and students at the University of Alberta already conduct a considerable amount of research related to sustainability and there are also many sustainability related courses and co-curricular activities on campus. Ultimately the goal of this focus area is to expand the number of students who graduate with exposure and competencies related to sustainability.

This focus area receives support and advice from the Provost's Academic Advisory Council on Sustainability (PAACS) guided by a formal terms of reference.


Current Projects

  • Sustainability certificate
  • Sustainability Scholars
  • Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System