Academic Sustainability
Programs Office

Our Students in the News

Read about how our students are making sustainable change in their communities. 

2019/2020 Annual Report

Our 2019/2020 Annual Report is available online. Read about our experiential, student-led, interdisciplinary, and community-based student projects.

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.

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.


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



The Sustainability Internship Program

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.


Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability

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

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

NEW Program Coming Soon

Stay tuned for an exciting new program from the ASP Office!