Completed Research

Sustainability Scholars sponsors University of Alberta graduate students to work on applied research projects with the City of Edmonton and other institutions. Successful projects provide the research that these institutions need in order to move their sustainability agendas forward.

The City of Edmonton co-founded the program and continues to be the institution hosting the most projects each year. Other partners include the City of Spruce Grove, Stantec and the University of Alberta. The final reports for each research project are made publicly available for download right here.

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Browse reports by year. Preview and download the reports by following the links.

2017 Projects

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Integrated Public Transport Accessibility: spatial analysis
Darcy Reynard
A Ticket to Ride: urban mobility policy analysis
Dianne Gillespie
Evidence-Based Process for the Selection of Design Criteria for Sustainable Roofscapes
Kartik Vasudev
Developing Edmonton's Green Renovation Program
Matthew Davis
Green That Fleet: impacts and opportunities of University of Alberta fleet vehicles on GHG emissions
Mayank Kumar
Reducing Sediment Discharge from Infill Developments in Edmonton
Mohamed Gaafar
Advancing Occupant Health and Well-being in Green Buildings
Nirwair Singh Bajwa
Space and Opportunity in the Activity Based Workplace
Paz Orellana-Fitzgerald
Critically Analyzing the Impacts of the Pedway Network
Ranon Soans
Monitoring and Evaluating Naturalization Tree Planting Sites City-Wide
Scott Wilson
Understanding the Need for Surplus Food Redistribution in Edmonton
Sitara Fernandes
Community Based Social Marketing Organics Diversion Pilot Program
Sky Sun
Ethical and Sustainable Procurement of Life Sciences Products of Animal Origin
Stephanie Lunn
Survey & Analysis of Community Garden Amenities
Tevfik Kuloglu
Evaluation for Community Environment Events and Research to Enhance Community Engagement for International Environmental Conference
Titash Choudhury
Achieving the WELL Building Certification at Edmonton Tower
Vanessa Zembal
Edible Placemaking and Scaling Public Food Vending in Edmonton: a literature and regulatory review
Yasmeen Jaafar

2016 Projects

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Implementing sustainable goals with the catalysis team
A. Lucas dos Santos

Food Waste Behaviours: Influences and impacts on residential waste and waste reduction
Amanda Evans

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) educational framework
Aryan Karimi

Building information modelling (BIM) guidelines research
Beda Barkokebas

Stormwater harvesting, irrigation and plant health
Dareskedar Amsalu

Sustainability of Edmonton's business revitalization and main streets, City of Edmonton
Eba Tefera

LINK.EDM: Redefining engagement
Karly Coleman

Sustainable swag pilot project
Kateryna Pashkovska

Comparative analysis of realized energy efficiency for LEED-designed building
Nafisa Mahbub

Air quality monitoring of Edmonton's fine particulate matter response plan initiatives
Pooya Shariaty

Availability of breastfeeding support at University of Alberta: An analysis of physical facilities, policies and environment
Shela Hirani

Edmonton Valley Zoo Sustainability Plan
Appendix: Brochure
Scott Boyce

Performance measures demonstrating the positive impacts of hazardous materials operations
Shuo Zhang

Neighbourhood nodes: priority setting, economic factors and best practices review
Trina Lamanes

The case for office space: the importance of office design and employee wellness
Zaneta Chui

Reducing water contamination and loss at the Edmonton Fire Rescue Services training facility
Zayed Almansouri

Early detection & rapid response (EDRR) to invasive plants
Zi Huang

Literature Review and Quantitative Analysis of Community Impacts on Local Air Quality
Imranul Laskar

2015 Projects

The first six Sustainability Scholars completed their projects from April to July, 2015. Their City of Edmonton mentors were Robyn Webb, Barbara Daly, Jim Andrais, Daniel Laubhann, Chandra Tomaras, and Lara Arjan. Learn how each of the Sustainability Scholars benefited from their experience and read their final reports, available for download below.

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Increasing Household Energy Efficiency: Influencing behavior change
Kurt Borth

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Brownfield redevelopment inventory
Jeff Seaman

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Promoting infill as sustainable practice
Luca Petryshyn

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Integrated Pest Management Plans for Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) and Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) for the City of Edmonton
Hosen Alam

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Energy mapping: the power of potential energy
Marni Devlin Moses

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Evaluation of the potential and readiness of Edmonton to adopt electric vehicles
Alireza Talaei


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Dr. Robert Summers
Co-Director, Sustainability Scholars
Office of the Provost