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Manager, Communications and Engagement
Subscribers receive a monthly newsletter from the Sustainability Office with updates on sustainability related news, events and opportunities at SFU.
SFU's Sustainability Office manages the following social media platforms that focus on campus sustainability:
Facebook: SFU Sustainability Office
Embark, an independent, student-led not-for-profit based out of Simon Fraser University that empowers the next generation of student sustainability leaders manages the following social media platforms:
Facebook: Embark Sustainability
SFU's Resource & Environmental Management Program's student research page provides open access to student research and thesis papers.
Examples research papers include: Regulation x Sustainable Development: A Case for Land-Based Aquaculture for First Nations;Neighbourhood Sustainability Assessment: Connecting Impact with Policy Intent; Evaluating National Environmental Sustainability: Performance Measures and Influential Factors for OECD-Member Countries featuring Canadian Performance and Policy Implications and more.
Full list available at: https://www.sfu.ca/rem/research/thesis.html
SFU's Mechatronics Systems Engineering students are required to conclude their degree with a team-based Capstone Project that brings together all the technical skills and hands-on experience they have acquired during their program. This practical and innovative project is a highlight for many students, providing them with a forum to tackle an open-ended engineering problem of their choosing.
Examples capstone projects include: Beehive Monitoring System; Intelligent Garbage Sorting Bin for Homes; Energy Harvesting Tree and much more.
Full list available at: https://www.sfu.ca/mechatronics/current-students/undergraduate-students/capstone-projects.html
SFU food vendors certified through the Sustainable Spaces receive a framed Gold, Silver or Bronze certificate and decal based on the percent of recommended sustainable dining actions completed. These certifications and decals are displayed by vendors to promote their commitment to sustainability and sustainable food systems including local food sourcing, OceanWise certification, FairTrade coffee, chocolate and tea served, and much more.
Each of SFU's three campuses are accessible by sustainable transportation options. Campus specific sustainable transportation information is available through SFU website:
Burnaby Campus: https://www.sfu.ca/campuses/maps-and-directions/burnaby-map.html
Vancouver Campus: https://www.sfu.ca/campuses/maps-and-directions/vancouver-map.html
SFU's Parking & Mobility Services Alternative Transportation page further highlights sustainable transportation methods and guides for: transit, car sharing, carpooling and ride-sharing, cycling and walking.
SFU's Parking & Sustainable Mobility Services' Alternative Transportation page includes navigational and educational tools for cyclists at SFU including: maps, bike storage information, and a link to Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group's (SFPIRG's) bike tool co-op and volunteer bike mechanics program. It also provides a trail map on the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area.
SFU's Sustainability in Residence page provides tips and guides on how residents and staff of SFU's Residence and Housing can incorporate sustainability into their daily routines to become more sustainable. Examples include tips on reducing waste and water consumption, composting in residences and more.
SFU's Sustainability Office is in the process of launching the Sustainable Spaces Residences program.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.