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Build on your education with lectures, workshops and conference that take you way beyond the classroom. Join a vibrant community of students, staff and faculty with a shared interest in learning and making a difference.

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Lecture Series

The Sustainability Council presents an ongoing lecture series exploring local expertise and global innovation across all fields of sustainability. Meet scholars from the University of Alberta and beyond in fields ranging from engineering to ecology, public health to poetry, native studies to nanotechnology.

Our speakers share new perspectives, and explore the diversity of issues encompassed by sustainability. Please join us and help expand the campus dialogue on sustainability issues including: climate change, biodiversity, renewable energy, inequality and food security.

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Sustainability Awareness Week

Sustainability Awareness Week has been one of the University of Alberta's largest event series since it launched in 2008. The whole campus community gets involved in highlighting campus sustainability initiatives, social and environmental issues, and building connections beyond campus. Events include very popular walking tours, hands-on workshops, speaker panels, film screenings and explorations of local food.

Running annually in late October, each day focuses on a different theme inspired by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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Upcoming Events

Add your University of Alberta events related to climate change, renewable energy, food security, inequality, conservation and other sustainability issues. Email sustainability@ualberta.ca with a link to your event registration page.