Sustainability Scholars

Sustainability Scholars sponsors University of Alberta graduate students to work on applied research projects with Edmonton-area institutions. Over the summer months, successful applicants work with professional mentors, earn up to $6,000 and complete 250 hours of project work.

About the Program

Sustainability Scholars was founded by the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton. Over five years, it has grown to include close to a dozen municipal, corporate and institutional partners.

Sustainability Scholar positions open each January. Check the university’s Career Centre for postings.

Program Objectives

Sustainability Scholars is designed to:

  • Create opportunities for our graduate students and working professionals to share ideas, innovations and best practices.
  • Develop our graduate students' professional aptitudes, especially in sustainability-related career fields.
  • Enable our graduate students to apply their knowledge to real-world challenges.
  • Support the implementation of leading Edmonton-area institutions and businesses' sustainability goals.