Campus Sustainability Leaders Awards

To formally recognize the contributions of those helping meet the University of Alberta's sustainability goals, and in celebration of Earth Day, an annual award is granted to those in the university community demonstrating their commitment to sustainability.

Winners exemplify the university’s continuing efforts to build a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable future for our institution. They are leading the way in how our campus operates, the services we provide, the way we teach, and strengthening the fabric of campus life and community. Winners are selected by an impartial jury based on an assessment of their dedication, impact and leadership.

Nominations are open!

We are accepting nominations in the following categories. Nominations are due by Mar. 4, 2019.

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Teaching: For instructors who have brought sustainability into the classroom, both as a topic and as a practice. Open to all instructors, including adjuncts, sessionals and graduate students.

Research: To recognize research that is making a significant contribution to a sustainability-related field. Eligible research integrates environmental with social or economic dimensions. Research can take place anywhere in the world. Open to all students and academic staff.

Operations: To reward staff who have successfully taken action to make their workplace's operations and/or facilities more sustainable. Open to all university employees and campus-based workers, including students unions, dining services and other contracted workers.

Green Spaces certified spaces: Recognising outstanding recipients of Green Spaces certification. Open to all events, labs, offices and residents who received or updated their certification Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018.


Nominators may submit more than one nomination.

In order to recognize a diversity of initiatives and accomplishments at the University of Alberta, winners from previous years are not considered.


Nominations are evaluated by a small committee convened annually by the Sustainability Council who consider...

Dedication: Tell us about the nominee's history of engagement with sustainability. Share some of the specific ways they have taken action while at the University of Alberta.

Impact: What has resulted from their taking action? Try to include examples and measure the benefit of their actions. Where appropriate, please connect their accomplishments to the goals and actions in the University of Alberta's Sustainability Plan and in For The Public Good.

Leadership: How has the nominee positively impacted their community of peers (e.g. other students, co-workers, campus community)? Describe how their leadership qualities have shone through.