This new interdisciplinary course integrates art, culture, ecology, history, environmentalism and decolonizing
perspectives to reimagine west campus as a model of sustainability.
If people around the world engage in small changes in their everyday life to live more sustainably, we could collectively make a large impact.
- Zainab Hussain, SUSTAIN 2S03 2018
I can say that completing this lifestyle project gave me one of the purest forms of education through experience that I've ever had in university and I will look back fondly as I continue learning more.
- Tanzim Hoque, SUSTAIN 2S03 2017
In support of 100in1day Hamilton, the Academic Sustainability Programs Office is collaborating with The Solitary Bee Project, Facility Services, Nature at McMaster, Engineers Without Borders, and OPIRG to design, construct, and fill 50 solitary bee houses, which will then be positioned across campus to house bees and support future students’ experiential learning.
Photo Credit: Reta Meng
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. 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, the Academic Sustainability Programs Office offers the following programs listed below.
A suite of four undergraduate courses focused on sustainability. SUSTAIN courses are open to all students, independent of their home Faculty.
An opportunity for undergraduate students to develop and implement a real-world sustainability project and receive course credit from their home Faculty upon successful completion.
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 .
An opportunity for graduate students to work in collaboration with undergraduates to develop and implement a real-world sustainability project and receive academic recognition upon successful completion.