Academic Sustainability
Programs Office

NEW Spring Course SUSTAIN 3SS3

SUSTAIN 3SS3: Fostering Sustainable Communities through 100in1Day Hamilton

Students will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities to support collaborative approaches to making positive, sustainable change within the community. They will apply their learning through involvement in 100in1Day Hamilton.

Making Small Sustainable Changes

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

A Unique University Experience

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

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.

SUSTAIN Courses

A suite of four undergraduate courses focused on sustainability. SUSTAIN courses are open to all students, independent of their home Faculty.

 

 

The Sustainability Internship Program

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.

 

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 .

 

Grad/Undergrad Collaboration in Experiential Learning

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.

Community Engagement

An opportunity for enrolled students to work with members of the McMaster and/or broader community to tackle a real work sustainability project.