Advocacy & Research

Advocacy & Research

By focusing on actions within the Student’s Union and on-campus Student Groups we hopes to add capacity to meeting significant developments for the University Alberta and Edmonton community.

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Our Advocacy Team works hard to develop a better understanding of the sustainability issues that are of interest to students. They collaborate with on-campus initiatives, organizations and groups to determine which campaigns are likely to see success on campus. The Advocacy Team then acts to advocate on behalf of these issues.

The specific advocacy project changes each academic year.

The Outreach Team

The OT develops engagement activities and promotes our projects and events, while supporting student initiatives when possible. These promotional activities include but are not limited to: campaign work, tabling, event staffing, sales, postering, whiteboard writing, flash mobs, and generating social media materials.

The OT acts as external relations, and members should represent SSU at a minimum of two events hosted by campus organizations and/or student groups per month. OT members should be prepared to present on SSU projects at public events.

Sustain SU aims to provide unique research opportunities, foster opportunities for research collaborations, and to showcase community research and work in sustainability. Our research is guided by the SU Sustainability Summary Report

The Research Team

The Research Team is responsible for providing research support for Sustain SU’s current initiatives, and for exploring the viability of potential projects. The team is expected to create and submit one original paper/report to an academic publication each academic year.

In order to connect community and enhance sustainability research on campus, we are looking to enhance our blog into a community portal or research hub.

Working Groups

Social and Environmental Responsibility Committee

The Social and Environmental Responsibility Committee (SERC) acts to enhance the Students’ Union in its ongoing efforts to be socially and environmentally responsible in the administrative, political, and business arenas. Click here to view the committee's terms of reference and to learn more about the committee.

Research Partners

Sustain SU aims to maintain partnerships with University affiliates who promote academic and experiential research opportunities for undergraduates. We are currently working with Community Service Learning and will become more involved with the Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI), and Learning Experiences through Applied Projects (LEAP) programs throughout the academic year.

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Sustain SU Office
0-81 Student Life Central desk Lower Level
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7