An Overview

Faculty, staff and students at the University of Alberta already conduct a considerable amount of research related to sustainability, and engage in many sustainability related courses and co-curricular activities. We are seeking to expand the number of students who graduate with exposure and competencies related to sustainability. To accomplish this task the Sustainability Scholarship and Education focus area of the Campus Sustainability Initiative is engaged in the following projects:

Provost's Academic Advisory Council on Sustainability.

Provides support and advice to the Academic Director of Sustainability Scholarship and Education. 

Certificate in Sustainability

This certificate was launched in September 2014. The Faculty of ALES and the Office of Sustainability are collaborating on this initiative.

Sustainability Scholars

This granting program sponsors graduate students to work on sustainability-related applied research projects with the City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta. Recipients receive a $5,000 stipend to complete a designated project over 250 hours in the Spring and Summer Term.

Did You Know?

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System measures institutional performance in the areas of education and research.

In 2014, the University of Alberta improved its performance in this area from 62.97 to 72.42 per cent.

More information

For more information on the certificate and scholars programs, contact:

Dr. Frank Robinson
Co-Director, Certificate in Sustainability
Phone: 780-492-5836

Dr. Robert Summers
Co-Director, Sustainability Scholars