Sustainability Night 2024

Join us March 13, 2024 for an evening of innovative thinkers in the realm of sustainability.

The theme of UM Sustainability Night 2024 is the UM Climate Action Plan and working our way towards our goal of net zero emissions by 2050. Pecha Kucha style presentations from UM faculty, students and staff will showcase research and work being done on each of the four CAP pillars - Energy and Buildings, Transportation, Waste, and Land.

After the presentations, we invite you to stay and connect with other sustainability-minded people at UM. Also visit our UM CAP-themed discussion tables to find out how you can get involved and give feedback on how we can engage the UM community in helping us reach our net zero goals.

Light refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

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Sustainability Awards

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 sustainability. This initiative or project can be part of course work or take place outside of the learning environment.

Eligibility

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 sustainability. This initiative or project can be a part of course work or take place outside of the learning environment.

Eligibility

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 sustainability at UM. This group also has made and will continue to make a lasting positive impact on the environmental, economic and social well-being of students at the University of Manitoba.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be a current UMSU student organization/association or club, student or graduate student association or group in good standing.
  • 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 sustainability 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.

Eligibility

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 sustainability 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.

Eligibility

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 sustainability into a project or initiative. This unique category puts emphasis on interdepartmental interactions at UM in efforts to find solutions to sustainability-related challenges.

Eligibility

Must be a collaborative project representing at least two of the following: staff, students, faculty and/or community members

Send us your nominations

Check back for more details regarding nominations for the 2024 UM Sustainability Awards.