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Campus Sustainability Grants

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Campus Sustainability Grants University of Alberta campuses more sustainable. Funded through energy savings from the University of Alberta Energy Management Program, students, staff and faculty can access these grants to ...


BS in Agriculture, Major in Sustainable Agriculture Systems

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Students will develop the skill needed to lead in sustainable agricultural systems with this major stream. Students will have the opportunity to widen their knowledge base by: Studying agriculture in ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Conservation Biology (MS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

An interdisciplinary field of research for students drawing on natural and social sciences with the aim of protecting species and their habitats. Research topics include: environmental issues; status and trend ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Conservation Biology (PhD)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

An interdisciplinary field of research for students drawing on natural and social sciences with the aim of protecting species and their habitats. Research topics include: environmental issues; status and trend ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Economics & Management of Natural Resources, Energy & the Environment Certificate

  • University of Alberta (AB)

This certificate provides students with a unique cross-disciplinary look at related economic, business, and public policy issues. Students have opportunities to take classes with students having different viewpoints and academic ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Combined Degree: Environmental & Conservation Sciences BS, Native Studies BA

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Combined environmental and conversation science with a foundation in Native studies. Students will have the opportunity to: Graduate with two degrees in five years—Bachelor of Science in Environmental & ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Conservation Sciences (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The B. Sc. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences program is for students interested in the natural world, its management, conservation and ecological perspectives. Graduates have a strong background in basic ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Conservation Sciences, Northern Systems Major (BS Joint Degree Program)

  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • Yukon College (YT)

Students will learn skills to develop solutions to issues such as global climate change, decreasing non-renewable energy resources, land use, changes in water quantity and quality, and wildlife conservation and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Environmental Studies is a joint program of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES). It combines education in the principles of environmental science ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Studies (BA) & Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

These interdisciplinary areas of study examine natural processes in our environment, the dependence of human society on nature, and our impact on nature through culture and technology. Environmental Science emphasizes ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Forest Business Management (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

During this four-year degree program, students will have the opportunity to become a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) after graduation, Prepare for a management career in the forest industry,take courses ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Forestry (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Students in this four-year degree program will have the opportunity to learn forest management techniques, including the protection and use of forested areas while ensuring sustainability and other social and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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MBA in Natural Resources Energy & Environment

  • University of Alberta (AB)

In the NREE specialization, Alberta MBA students develop an energy-related analytical expertise based on a broad understanding of the resource and energy industries from the exploration and project development phases ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Rural & Environmental Sociology (PhD)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Rural sociology examines social structure and social change in rural areas, as well as issues such as food and agriculture, forestry, mining and energy development. Researchers in this program examine ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Earth Sciences (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Environmental Earth science is the study of interactions between humans and Earth's natural environment. Students will study the influence of human activities on the local and global environment as ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainability Certificate

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The Certificate in Sustainability is a credential for undergraduate students who have a commitment to learning more about sustainability. It celebrates and recognizes the advancements made in sustainability of natural ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainability Specialization, MBA

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The sustainability specialization of the Alberta MBA looks at how business can deliver a social impact, operate in an environmental sensitive manner and build communities. In addition to required courses ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Risk & Community Resilience (Interdisciplinary MS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

This degree program examines different aspects of social-ecological relations, challenging us to think about how peoples, locally and globally, see and respond to changes in their environment including those associated ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Specialization in Planning, Urban & Regional Planning (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The BSc Specialization program in Planning focuses on natural science elements of planning, including environmental management and the use of geographic information sciences. Students combine a core of planning courses ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Urban & Regional Planning (BA/BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Our programs educate students in both the art and science of planning, and feature 'hands on' labs and experiential learning through site visits and exploration of local planning issues. We ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Campus Sustainability Month 2015 - Opportunities to Engage

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)
  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • AASHE (PA)

October is Campus Sustainability Month! Join this webinar to learn more about this event which will provide unparalleled opportunities to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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SCORE! A free-cycling event at the University of Alberta – Augustana Campus

  • University of Alberta (AB)

SCORE! is… A pop-up swap. A store where everything is free. A community marketplace of reciprocity. A redistribution of goods. Alternative economics. A party!! SCORE! is all of the above ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2018
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Promoting Sustainability Teaching and Research at the Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station, Canada

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Built in 2015, the Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station's (AMLRS) mission is to promote research, enhance teaching, and develop partnerships for sustainability. Located in central Alberta's Prairie-Boreal ecotone ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainability Scholar 2016 - University of Alberta

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The Sustainability Scholars program provides University of Alberta graduate students opportunities to work on applied research projects with the City of Edmonton, campus units and other institutions. Successful projects provide ...


Sustainability Scholar 2015 - University of Alberta

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Research Report - Executive Summary

The Sustainability Scholars program provides University of Alberta graduate students opportunities to work on applied research projects with the City of Edmonton, campus units and other ...


University of Alberta Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards recognizes those students, academic staff and support staff at the University of Alberta who are making progress integrating sustainability into teaching and learning; facilities, operations ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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122 kW Building Integrated Solar Array: Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The Performing Arts Centre has the distinction of being Canada’s largest facility to integrate solar photovoltaic (PV) technology into the construction. A unique part of this facility is the ...

  • Posted Dec. 9, 2016
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22 kW Array: Physical Activity and Wellness (PAW) Centre

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Sunlight at the center is controlled through 22 KW solar PV solar shades and high-performance glazing on the windows.

  • Posted Dec. 9, 2016
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Creating a Community Conversation for Sustainability Strategic Planning

  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of Alberta (AB)

Strategic planning for sustainability requires broad outreach and engagement to mobilize, empower, and inspire community members. This panel presents the outcomes of two successful sustainability strategic planning efforts that focused ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Sustainable Buildings: Utilizing BOMA BEST (Green Globes EB in Canada) to Enhance the Sustainable Operations of Your Campus

  • University of Alberta (AB)

As part of The University of Alberta´s institutional Sustainability Plan we build all our new buildings to LEED or Green Globes standards. But as we operate and manage ± 200 ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Eco Move Out and Eco Move In

  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • Posted Sept. 26, 2016
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College and University Environmental Programs as a Policy Problem (Part 2): Strategies for Improvement

  • Yale University (CT)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Ursinus College (PA)

Environmental studies and environmental sciences programs in American and Canadian colleges and universities seek to ameliorate environmental problems through empirical enquiry and analytic judgment. In a companion article (Part 1 ...

  • Posted Aug. 19, 2016
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College and University Environmental Programs as a Policy Problem (Part 1): Integrating Knowledge, Education, and Action for a Better World?

  • Yale University (CT)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Ursinus College (PA)

The environmental sciences/studies movement, with more than 1000 programs at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, is unified by a common interest - ameliorating environmental problems through ...

  • Posted Aug. 19, 2016
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Food insecure student clients of a university-based food bank have compromised health, dietary intake and academic quality

  • University of Alberta (AB)

University and college students in wealthy countries may be vulnerable to financial food insecurity. If food insecure students have suboptimal health, their ability to learn and excel in their education ...

  • Posted Aug. 14, 2016
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Ethical internationalisation in higher education: interfaces with international development and sustainability

  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)

This analysis is situated within a larger project focusing on ethics and internationalization in higher education. Internationalization is occurring at a fast pace and encompasses overlapping and contradictory aims largely ...


Environment Week at UAlberta

  • University of Alberta (AB)

From June 6–10, the University of Alberta hosted a series of free events to celebrate Environment Week and engage our community in sustainability. UAlberta partnered with local organizations such ...


Should Academics Advocate on Environmental Issues?

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Academic advocacy involves advancing convincingly reasoned arguments that are supported by research results and academic expertise. However, academics must recognize that their notions of “good” are context dependent. Advocacy is ...


Celebrating campus sustainability leadership on Earth Day 2016

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The University of Alberta's annual Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards are given out on April 22 to help celebrate Earth Day. This year, we awarded seven groups and individuals for ...


Building a Sustainable Future at the University of Alberta

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The University of Alberta's first institution-wide sustainability plan is due to expire in January 2016. To prepare for a new plan, the Office of Sustainability coordinated and facilitated a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging Your Campus Community in Sustainability Planning

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The University of Alberta's first institution-wide sustainability plan is due to expire in January 2016. To prepare for a new plan, the Office of Sustainability coordinated and facilitated a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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University of Alberta - Leaders in Energy Management since 1975

  • University of Alberta (AB)

A very successful Energy Management Program has been in place at the University of Alberta since the mid-1970s. In the four decades since, the university has reduced its energy costs ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Lessons Learned from Eco Move Out – Discover what works and what doesn’t

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Five thousand students’ cycle in and out of the University of Alberta’s (UAlberta) residences every year, and the material waste created and costs associated with this cycle are large ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Awareness Week – An incredible engagement opportunity

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Originating in 2008, Sustainability Awareness Week (SAW) is an annual celebration of all things sustainable at the University of Alberta - it educates and motivates our campus community to live a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Space Certifications as Tools for a Sustainable Community

  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of Alberta (AB)

Separated by approximately 3800 kms--Emory University and University of Alberta have closed the north/south gap between their two large research-intensive institutions by working together to share lessons learned regarding ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Going carbon neutral: What an experience!

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Becoming a carbon neutral campus not only demonstrates excellent progress towards sustainability but is also a phenomenal learning tool for students, faculty, staff and the greater University community. Energy management ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Public Empowerment & Campus Sustainability - Meaningfully engaging your campus community

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Creating space for students, staff and faculty to collaborate is a powerful means of building a sustainable campus. The Deliberation on Campus Sustainability (DoCS) was a multi-phased, 5-month project that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Student Engagement: Supporting and inspiring sustainability leadership on campus

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Involving students in Campus Sustainability provides a wonderful opportunity to increase project reach, raise awareness and support the development of sustainability leaders. As Universities continue to grow efforts to create ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Achieving Campus Sustainability through Service-Learning

  • University of Alberta (AB)

How can you overcome budget cuts and staffing shortages while still achieving campus sustainability goals and empowering your student body? The University of Alberta's liberal arts campus, Augustana, has ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Evaluating Fieldwork for Undergraduate Sustainability Education

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Many undergraduate instructors consider fieldwork as central to courses in sustainability and environmental studies. Common goals of fieldwork include the development of general and subject-specific skills, opportunity for experiential and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Comparison of Third Party Forest Certification Systems for their Impact on University Environmental Footprints

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Forest certification systems are meant to guarantee responsible harvesting and manufacturing practices of forest products. Certified products are now common in the market place and may represent an opportunity for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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