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 is a partnership between the City of Edmonton and the university (Office of the Provost, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Office of Sustainability, and Career Centre).

The program aligns with the university’s Sustainability Plan, which calls for viewing sustainability experts in the community as teachers and mentors, and strengthening student research experience in Alberta’s socioeconomic and ecological future.

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

Program Objectives

Sustainability Scholars supports these objectives:

  • To create opportunities for the university’s graduate students and professionals working for civic institutions and local corporations to share ideas and information.
  • To advance professional development opportunities for the university’s graduate students, especially in sustainability.
  • To inspire the university’s graduate students to apply their knowledge to real-world, urban challenges.
  • To support the sustainability goals set by leading Edmonton-area institutions and corporate partners.