Sustainability Scholars sponsors University of Alberta graduate students to work on applied research projects with the City of Edmonton and other institutions. Successful applicants work with professional mentors, earn up to $6,000 and complete 250 hour projects in the summer.
Make tangible change in the way the city operates.
Edmonton is Canada's second fastest growing city and local leaders have committed to ambitious sustainability goals. Sustainability Scholars partners with institutions, including the City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta, to complete the research that they need in order to move their agendas forward.
The program relies on partners like the City of Edmonton, City of Spruce Grove, and Stantec who provide research projects and mentors.
If you are a graduate student enrolled through to the end of August, you can apply for a position. Learn more about the program and watch for applications opening in December.
New community partners may apply by Dec. 1, 2017.
New Sustainability Scholar positions open in January, 2018.
All scholars' final reports are freely available in this archive.
This is a program of the City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta, through the Office of the Provost, Office of Sustainability, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and the Career Centre.
Dr. Robert Summers
Director, Sustainability Scholars
Office of the Provost