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The mission of McMaster’s Academic Sustainability Programs Office is to inspire in all students a desire for continued learning and inquiry through experiential education.

Our Programs

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. Achieving these objectives involves 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, the Academic Sustainability Programs Office offers the following programs listed below.


SUSTAIN Courses Learn More

A suite of nine undergraduate courses focused on sustainability. SUSTAIN courses are open to all students from all Faculties.


Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability Learn More

An opportunity for students to choose from a list of sustainability courses from Faculties across campus and tailor a minor to complement their undergraduate degree and education.


Student Sustainability Ambassador Program Learn More

A co-curricular program and community hub for sustainability-minded students and clubs to foster collaboration.


The Sustainability Internship Program Learn More

An opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in self-directed experiential learning. Undergraduate students receive course credit from their home Faculty while graduate students receive a letter of reference upon successful completion.