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