To inspire in all students a desire for continued learning and inquiry through experiential education.
To realize our mission, we strive to provide all McMaster students with the opportunity to take part in interdisciplinary, student-led, community-based, and experiential learning focused on sustainability. Key to achieving these objectives is developing and fostering strong community connections, both within the University and the broader city of Hamilton. Additionally, supporting students to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in their learning is instrumental to their success as lifelong learners.
To achieve our objectives, McMaster’s Academic Sustainability Programs Office offers the following programs listed below. More information on each program can be found by clicking on the appropriate links to the left.
Connect With Us:
- Facebook & Twitter: Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on sustainability-related news, programs, events as well as career and volunteer opportunities.
- LinkedIn Group: Join our LinkedIn group and become part of an online community of sustainability-minded individuals. Take the opportunity to share, learn, and connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds including academia, industry, community, and more.
News & Events
NEW Sustain Course!
Learn more about McMaster's newest Sustainability course, Sustain 4S06 - Leadership in Sustainability
Draft syllabus documents can be found on their respective course page:
Sustain 1S03 - Introduction to Sustainability
Sustain 2S03 - Evaluating Problems & Sustainable Solutions
Sustain 3S03 - Implementing Sustainable Change
Sustain 4S06 - Leadership in Sustainability
Become a Sustainability Teaching Assistant
Do you want to help inspire a passion for continued learning through experiential education?
Do you enjoy participating in interdisciplinary, student-led, community-based, and sustainability-focused education?
If so, apply to become a Sustainability TA for the 2016/17 academic year.
Applications for Sustain 1S03, 2S03, and 3S03 are due by June 21st.
Community Engagement Curriculum Opportunities for 2016-2017
Regardless of your degree, you will be a member of many communities— your workplace, your professional group, your neighbourhood, your city, your country, the world. The Network for Community Campus Partnerships has developed a level 2 undergraduate course; Foundations of Community Engagement (CMTY ENGA 2A03) and created the Interdisciplinary Minor in Community Engagement to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and skills for participation in communities.
Interested? Register today via MOSAIC
Green Jobs Event: Networking Tips
Wondering what to do after attending a networking event, such as our recent Green Jobs event? McMaster’s Student Success Centre has prepared a one-page resource of helpful tips on making the most of your networking experience.
Sustain Students in the News!
Sustain 3S03 students Chitman Josan and Warren Viegas worked with community project champion Serguei Tchertok from Grand & Toy to research student perceptions of employer's commitment to sustainability. Their work has been featured in the Waterloo Record.
Read Chitman and Warren's one-page report here.
Read the full report here.
Bruce Trail Magazine
The work of Sustain 3S03 students from the Bruce Trail Conservancy Community Outreach Project has been featured in the spring 2015 issue of the Bruce Trail Magazine.
Click here to read the report.