Our place at UAlberta
Students who understand sustainability are able to forge durable connections between ecological renewal, social resilience, peace and prosperity. Sustainable solutions are designed to last for generations. The Sustainability Council works to ensure University of Alberta learners and researchers are exposed to these powerful perspectives.
The Sustainability Council's activities are strategically organized into four areas:
Standing among Canada’s premier research-intensive universities, the classroom, the laboratory and the studio are at the core of what we do. Our mission begins with teaching and research, and the need to inject new thinking informed by sustainability into these practices.
Experiential learning connects students to their field of study through direct experiences that lead to challenge, reflection, and personal growth. Students engage in self-discovery and learn how to use their talents, creativity and curiosity to contribute to collective action on sustainability.
Educational public events
Not everyone is ready to jump into a course, a certificate or a research project. Public education programming is a crucial first step for introducing sustainability to students, academic staff and community members, fostering an interest that we hope will flare into passion and a deeper academic journey.
Building leadership and active citizenship
Our ultimate success lies in teaching and empowering a generation of young people to uplift people and planet, a mission they will carry forward into graduate studies, research fields, the workforce, government and they community.