Annual Sustainability Awards

Celebrate the outstanding sustainability contributions of UCalgary students, faculty and staff.

Nomination Categories

Nominations are completed by students, faculty and staff to recognize individuals or groups who are contributing to sustainability excellence at UCalgary and in our world. Nominees’ projects or initiatives are evaluated on the basis of three criteria: impact, creativity and collaboration.


Undergraduate Student Sustainability Award

The Undergraduate Student Sustainability Award recognizes exceptional undergraduate students who are leading initiatives that make positive contributions to the sustainable future of UCalgary and our world.

Graduate Student Sustainability Award

This award is a joint initiative with the Graduate Students’ Association whereby the Graduate Student Sustainability Award recognizes exceptional graduate students who are leading initiatives that make positive contributions towards the sustainable future of UCalgary and our world.

Student Club Sustainability Award

This award is a joint initiative with the Students’ Union whereby the Student Club Sustainability Award recognizes exceptional student clubs whose initiative(s) make positive contributions towards the sustainable future of UCalgary and our world.

Individual Staff Sustainability Award

The Individual Staff Sustainability Award recognizes an exceptional staff member who has made positive contributions towards the sustainable future of UCalgary and our world. Staff nominees must have led initiative(s) that have made a lasting and measurable impact on environmental, economic and/or social well-being at UCalgary.

Group Staff Sustainability Award

The Group Staff Sustainability Award recognizes exceptional staff teams who have made positive contributions towards the sustainable future of UCalgary and our world. Staff teams must have built meaningful coalitions to advance initiative(s) making a lasting and measurable impact on environmental, economic and/or social well-being at UCalgary.

Sustainability Teaching Award

The Sustainability Teaching Award recognizes exceptional educators who systematically and continuously integrate sustainability into their classrooms and across the curriculum at UCalgary.

Faculty Sustainability Research Award

The Faculty Sustainability Research Award recognizes exceptional faculty members, instructors and postdoctoral fellows conducting collaborative, community‐engaged research that promotes cross‐cultural understanding and social justice, improves quality of life and helps to secure a sustainable future.

Experiential Learning Project in Sustainability Award

The Experiential Learning Project in Sustainability Award recognizes exceptional projects in sustainability education that uphold UCalgary’s draft definition of experiential learning.

Questions about the UCalgary Sustainability Awards? Contact the Sustainability Resource Centre.