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Canada's colleges and universities among the greenest in the world

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)
  • Thompson Rivers University (BC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Nova Scotia Community College (NS)
  • Mohawk College (ON)

CBC News shares the news that college and university campuses across Canada are some of the greenest schools in the world according to the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index.

  • Posted Sept. 30, 2019
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Taking stock of sustainability in higher education: a review of the policy literature

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

This paper provides a review of the current literature that examines the uptake of sustainability policies in higher education. Articles were retrieved from both ERIC and Scopus databases and then ...

  • Posted July 19, 2019
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Our Solar Potential

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Farm the Sun with Us is a term project led by students working on an assessment to determine the feasibility of implementing a campus solar farm. The project continues to ...


Integrating problem- and project-based learning opportunities: assessing outcomes of a field course in environment and sustainability

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Improving student competencies to address sustainability challenges has been a subject of significant debate in higher education. Problem- and project-based learning have been widely celebrated as course models that support ...


Mobilization Strategies for Environmental Policy Influence

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • AASHE (PA)

Those of us who research and teach about sustainability issues are often interested in the potential social impact of our own work, in order to help address environmental challenges of ...

  • Posted May 15, 2018
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Climate Change and the Canadian Higher Education System: An Institutional Policy Analysis

  • University of Rochester (NY)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Climate change is a pressing concern. Higher education can address the challenge, but systematic analyses of climate change in education policy are sparse. This paper addresses this gap in the ...


Environmental Biology (BS)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This interdisciplinary program examines ecosystems with a focus on how living organisms interact with their environment. A major in Environmental Biology will accommodate a wide variety of student interests and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environment & Society (BA/BS)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Environment and Society will provide students an interdisciplinary program that prepares them for employment or further study in a broad range of areas related to the Environment. Through exposure to ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Water Science Minor

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This program is designed to provide students with a strong and structured physical understanding of hydrological processes that affect the quantity and movement of surface and near-surface waters and the ...

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

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The interdisciplinary program in Environmental Earth Sciences is a joint program of the departments of Geography and Planning, Geological Sciences, and Soil Science. It explores the relationships, both modern and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Kanawayihetaytan Asky Certificate Program

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The Kanawayihetaytan Askiy, formerly the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management program, is a uniquely designed certificate program that is focused on providing a broad range of topic areas specific to the ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The certificate enriches a student's current degree program and helps them stand out from the crowd following graduation. By providing significant exposure to sustainability-related concepts and practices, students gain ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Illuminating the Signals Job Seekers Receive from an Employer's Community Involvement and Environmental Sustainability Practices: Insights into Why Most Job Seekers Are Attracted, Others Are Indifferent, and a Few Are Repelled

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Evidence shows that job seekers tend to be attracted to employers known for their corporate social responsibility (CSR), but relatively little is known about the underlying psychological processes. Moreover, the ...

  • Posted July 28, 2017
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Climate Change and the Canadian Higher Education System: An Institutional Policy Analysis

  • University of Rochester (NY)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Climate change is a pressing concern. Higher education can address the challenge, but systematic analyses of climate change in education policy are sparse. This paper addresses this gap in the ...


The Campus Sustainability Plan: A Community Building Momentum

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Progress on campus wide sustainability is not easy. It takes both planning and implementation to realize results. The University of Saskatchewan is realizing results from its Campus Sustainability Plan, developed ...


The Roles of Policy, Conceptualizations, and Pedagogical Methods in Teaching about Sustainable Consumption in Higher Education: A Mixed Methods Study

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This study sought to understand how sustainable consumption (SC) is taught within Canadian post-secondary education (PSE) institutions. More specifically, this study investigated how faculty define and conceptualize SC, both personally ...


Sustainability in Canadian post-secondary institutions: The interrelationships among sustainability initiatives and geographic and institutional characteristics

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Purpose

This paper aims to report on a census of high-level sustainability initiatives at all accredited post-secondary institutions in Canada by documenting the institutions that have undertaken sustainability assessments, have ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2017
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Strategic Planning for Sustainability in Canadian Higher Education

  • McMaster University (ON)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This paper reviews representations of sustainability in the strategic plans of Canadian higher education institutions (HEIs). A content analysis of the strategic plans of 50 HEIs was undertaken to determine ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2017
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Connecting with community for striking a sustainable balance: a documentary about student experience in a biosphere reserve

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve (SK)

Striking Balance is a documentary series, launching Fall 2016, to celebrate Canada's 16 biosphere reserves-learning sites for research and education about biodiversity conservation and sustainability. Created by UNESCO, biosphere ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Impact beyond the campus: Promoting non-competitive and caring sustainability scholars training through collaborative writing.

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This session explores experiences of four doctoral students engaged in a collective project of place exploration at the university of Saskatchewan. Our goals for the project include: contesting the paradigm ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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How Higher Education Can Engage International Students to Achieve Sustainability, Social Justice, and Equity

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This session explores how higher education can address international students issues around recruitment, funding, research, intercultural connections and other support venues to facilitate social and environmental sustainability. As institutions across ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Student Activism with Sustainability in Higher Education across Canada

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The purpose of this case study is to share the results of the Sustainability and Education Policy Network's research with student sustainability leaders from six higher education institutions in ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Creating effective service-learning projects for the sustainability curriculum

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Service-learning (SL) cultivates academic development, personal growth and civic engagement among students; enables them to contribute to community and recognize their ability to act as agents of social change. I ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 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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Sustainability Slam – My city is greener than yours

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The purpose of the activity is to encourage creative and imaginative storytelling as well as interdisciplinary thinking using both art and science, in order to inspire greener innovations for our ...


Sustainability Champions: Role Models in Sustainability Graduate Education

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Sustainability champions are iconic men and women who have shaped the scholarly understanding of sustainability by considering broad, alternative, and visionary solutions to sustainability problems. For instance, sustainability champions such ...


How We Came to Inhabit These Spaces: Reflections on the Role of Place in Our Individual and Collective Journeys as Emerging Sustainability Scholars

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This paper provides a descriptive analysis of the experience of four doctoral students engaged in a collective project of place exploration at a mid sized Canadian university. Under the methodological ...


Benchmarking tools for assessing and tracking sustainability in higher educational institutions: Identifying an effective tool for the University of Saskatchewan

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Purpose

The University of Saskatchewan (UofS) has indentified five areas of campus life critical to improving the university's sustainability performance: education, research, operations, governance, and community engagement. In recognition ...


Greening the Ivory Tower: A Review of Educational Research on Sustainability in Post-Secondary Education

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

There is a deficit of multi-site studies examining the integration of sustainability in the policies and practices of post-secondary institutions. This paper reviews what comparative empirical research has been undertaken ...


Campus sustainability governance in Canada: A content analysis of post-secondary institutions’ sustainability policies

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Purpose

This paper aims to provide an overview of a content analysis of sustainability policies from Canadian post-secondary education institutions. The paper reports findings on the orientations to sustainability evident ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Mobility and Climate Action: A Review of the Divestment Movement in Canadian Higher Education Institutions

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Climate change demands a fundamental reorientation of higher education, yet the majority of Canadian campuses do not have a climate policy. In response, students, faculty, and activists are fighting to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The United Nations' New Global Action Programme, Sustainable Development Goals, and You

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • York University (ON)
  • China Green University Network
  • University of North Texas (TX)

The Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) highlighted how education institutions have contributed to innovative pedagogy and partnerships, enhanced training, and galvanized whole-institution approaches, thus helping foster a more ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Experiential, Community-based Learning and Sustainability Assessment: A Field Skills Course for Professional Degree Students

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

In 2014, the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, launched a week-long field course for its professional Master of Sustainable Environmental Management program. Previously separate ecological and social ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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An Innovative Approach to Training the Next Generation of Interdisciplinary Professionals in Environment and Sustainability

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Field Skills in Environment and Sustainability is a mandatory course in the Master of Sustainable Environmental Management program at the University of Saskatchewan. The main goals for this interdisciplinary field ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Revisioning Development of Professional Skills in Graduate University Programs

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Within the pedagogical community, a problem exists about how to train specialists who are academically qualified and creative, and how to provide students with more opportunities to develop a broader ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Canadian University and Colleges Sustainability Meet Up

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Vancouver Community College (BC)

Campus sustainability is a strategic priority focus for many Canadian universities and colleges. As universities and colleges across Canada ramp up efforts in campus sustainability the need for mechanisms to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Graduate Attribute Development at the University of Saskatchewan

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan, located in Saskatoon, Canada, is home to a thriving community of eighty-five graduate students, a dozen post-doctoral fellows ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Framework for Systematic Learning for Sustainability Science

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The urgency of global problems including growing income inequality, climate change, threats to water security, loss of species and the intensification of urbanization suggest that the aspirations for sustainable development ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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50 Shades of Green: An Examination of Sustainability Policy on Canadian Campuses

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

While there is an abundance of literature on sustainability in higher education emerging within academic journals, there has been a paucity of research examining the uptake and implementation of sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Saskatchewan Prairie Partnership: Collaborating To Advance Sustainability Research

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), a graduate school at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve (RLBR ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Making SENS at the University of Saskatchewan: Innovation, Collaboration, and Transformation

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan emerged in 2007-2008 from the university integrated planning process, which considered the coordination of academic priorities with financial ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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PhD in Environment & Sustainability

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This dissertation-based degree is for students who want an advanced education in researching 21st century sustainability challenges. Our PhD students attain a deep understanding of sustainability concepts while designing and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Critical Environmental Education Cohort (M Ed.)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This two-year (7 academic terms) program of study explores core themes of relational learning, social and environmental justice, local and global tensions/ possibilities, and literature and the arts in learning ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of Environment & Sustainability

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The MES is a thesis-based program that provides students with the opportunities and skills to advance their understanding of sustainability challenges in today’s world. Education in complex problem solving ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM) program is an interdisciplinary, course-based, professional-style program that can be completed within one year of full-time study. However, students can study on a ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of Water Security

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

New in 2016, the MWS is a cross-disciplinary, project-based and professional-style program that may be completed in 12 months of full time study. Graduates are prepared to address complex water ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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