Sustainable Development Goals: ___ Together.

Sustainable Development Goals at UAlberta

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and set out a blueprint for achieving peace and prosperity for people and planet by the year 2030. They recognize that ending poverty and inequality goes hand-in-hand with protecting the environment and building the economy.

The SDGs align well with the University of Alberta’s vision to build one of the world's great universities for the public good. As part of placing Canada on the forefront of global change, through discovery and learning, our academic community is helping to pave the way toward achieving these “global goals” in the ten years that remain.

Read on to see the ways that the University of Alberta is advancing the SDGs through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement, and partnerships.

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Highlighted Stories

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Nurses and midwives key to achieving health targets in low- and middle-income countries

Around the globe, non-physician health professionals are critical to the effective delivery of care and services that protect and improve the health of their communities. This has been especially apparent during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Major investment from Shell helps U of A biofuel spinoff company build commercial-scale production plant

Forge Hydrocarbons, a University of Alberta spinoff company producing renewable gasoline and diesel, has received a major investment from Shell Ventures to help build a $30-million, industrial-scale production plant. The new facility is expected to produce 25 million litres of renewable biofuels annually.

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U of A students look to cut plastic waste with hemp-based feminine hygiene products

Hempact project manager Nicole Sanchez hopes the startup’s prototype for a biodegradable, hemp-based menstrual pad will be ready for market in time for the federal government’s proposed ban on single-use plastics.

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About this webpage

This webpage is maintained by the Sustainability Council and University of Alberta International, as part of our joint work advancing and promoting the Sustainable Development Goals.

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