A joint initiative of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences and the Office of Sustainability
UAlberta’s Certificate in Sustainability (CIS) 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 resources, urban design, energy and water systems, landscape management and the myriad of collective goods that bring health, wellness, creativity, resiliency, and hope for present and future generations. It demonstrates your commitment to knowledge around being a serious contributor to a sustainable world, in which you can carry out leadership in your workplace, community, University, or other group setting, given its overwhelming importance to the future of a fair and healthy ecosystem and set of interconnected societies.
CIS is an embedded certificate, which means that students earn the designation while completing their undergraduate program in their respective faculties. Students have the opportunity to pursue the certificate in nine different faculties: ALES, Arts, Augustana, Business, Extension, Education, Native Studies, Physical Education and Recreation (PER) and Science.
- Achieve literacy in the history of sustainability and current controversies around the social, economic and environmental changes that are necessary for sustainability
- Gain basic knowledge about the systemic nature of sustainability challenges
- Learn about the theories, methods, techniques and experiments associated with transitioning to a more sustainable future
- Demonstrate an ability to apply and implement knowledge of sustainability at a personal, academic, and professional level