Sustainability Night and Awards
Join us every March for Sustainability Night and Awards presentation!
Sustainability Night consists of an evening of speakers open to UM students, staff, faculty and external partners. Presentations aim to inspire participants to Take Action for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event was hosted by the Office of Sustainability and is held annually to celebrate innovative ideas, research and actions to create a more sustainable future. The UM Sustainability Awards are presented as part of the event.
Sustainability Night 2023
Join us March 8, 2023 for an evening of innovative thinkers in the realm of sustainability.
The UM Sustainability Awards recognize and celebrate the collaborative efforts of students, staff and faculty to advance our campus commitment to excellence and leadership in sustainability.
Undergraduate Sustainability Award
The Undergraduate Sustainability Award recognizes an undergraduate student who has led an initiative or project to advance one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals. This initiative or project can be a part of coursework or take place outside of the learning environment.
Nominees must be full‐ or part‐time undergraduate students in good standing currently enrolled at the University of Manitoba.
Graduate Sustainability Award
The Graduate Sustainability Award recognizes a graduate student who has led an initiative or project to advance one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals. This initiative or project can be a part of coursework or take place outside of the learning environment.
Nominees must be full‐ or part‐time graduate students in good standing currently enrolled at the University of Manitoba.
Student Group Sustainability Award
The Student Group Sustainability Award recognizes a group of students who have led an initiative or project to advance one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals. This group also has made and will continue making a lasting positive impact on the environmental, economic and social well-being of students at the University of Manitoba.
- Must be a current UMSU student organization, association or club, student or graduate student association or group in good standing.
- Individuals are not eligible to receive this award.
- Sustainability does not have to be in the mandate or mission statement of the student group.
Staff Sustainability Award
The Staff Sustainability Award recognizes an individual staff member's efforts to educate, advocate and advance one or more Sustainable Development Goals within their department and/or unit. This person shows a keen interest in campus-related activities and sustainability as a whole. Sustainability may or may not be defined in this person's job responsibilities.
Must be an employee of the University of Manitoba.
Faculty Sustainability Award
The Faculty Sustainability Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional and continuous integration of one or more Sustainable Development Goals into their teaching, research and engagement activities. This individual creates engaging opportunities for students through experiential learning, course design, innovative research and assignment creation. This person also shows a keen interest in campus related activities and sustainability as a whole.
Must be an active University of Manitoba faculty member, instructor or postdoctoral fellow.
Collaborative Sustainability Award
The Collaborative Sustainability Award recognizes a unique collaborative effort between students, faculty, staff and community members to integrate one or more SDGs in a project or initiative. This unique category puts emphasis on interdepartmental interactions at UM in efforts to find solutions to sustainability-related issues to further advance to the SDGs.
Must be a collaborative project representing at least two of the following: staff, students, faculty and/or community members
Send us your nominations
If you know of an individual or group demonstrating leadership, creativity and dedication to sustainability on campus, nominate them for a 2023 UM Sustainability Award.
Nominations will be reviewed and the award recipients will be selected by the UM Sustainability Committee.