Education & Research

The University of Alberta encourages research and learning that supports sustainability both on and off campus. The university has a range of options available for studying and researching sustainability. Through degrees, courses and service-learning options, students can increase their understanding of the complex issue of sustainability. Grants, class projects and student organizations help students apply their knowledge to real-world solutions. 


  1. The Provost's Academic Advisory Council on Sustainability was established in 2009.
  2. UAlberta offers 97 sustainability-focused courses and 566 sustainability-related courses.
  3. Approximately 88 per cent of our academic departments have at least one researcher engaged in sustainability research.
  4. Approximately 889 of the university’s 2,212 researchers are engaged in sustainability research.
  5. UAlberta offers both undergraduate and graduate programs linked to sustainability.
  6. Over 30 student organizations are linked to sustainability-related issues.
  7. The embedded sustainability certificate launched in September 2014.

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Did You Know?

The Certificate in Sustainability (CIS) is a credential available to undergraduate students who make a commitment to learning more about sustainability.

The certificate is jointly administered by the Office of Sustainability and the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences.

More information

Dr. Frank Robinson
Co-Director, Certificate in Sustainability
Office of the Provost