School of Environment and Sustainability

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) seeks to bridge multiple disciplines across the natural, physical, social sciences, as well as the humanities and engineering to address the most challenging environmental and sustainability issues we face. Having been established in 2007 with over 100 alumni, our students benefit from innovative, forward-thinking mentorship of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners as they are guided through exploratory exercises that emphasize critical thinking and alternative ways of knowing.

Sustainability Education Research Institute

The Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI) is a Type A Centre within the College of Education.

Established in 2012, SERI is a collaborative, innovative, and internationally-linked institute that houses faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, staff, and other partners conducting research on environment and sustainability in relation to education.

Sustainability Education Policy Network

Established in 2012, SEPN is a national network of researchers and organizations advancing sustainability in education policy and practice.  The Network is a partnership between Canadian and international researchers and leading Canadian and North American policy and educational organizations.

SEPN’s research examines the relationships between sustainability education policies and practices in early childhood to grade 12 education (EC-12) and post-secondary education (PSE) in Canada with the goal of enabling educational change for a more sustainable future.

SEPN is hosted at the University of Saskatchewan and funded by $2 million in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funding and $1 million in matching funds from SEPN’s partners and contributors.

Saskatchewan Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development

RCE Saskatchewan is a United Nations University designated Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Each of the 150+ RCEs around the world is a network of individuals, organizations, and experts who are committed to using education as a tool for building a sustainable future. RCE Saskatchewan partners include the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Carlton Trail Regional College, the City of Regina, the City of Saskatoon, and others.

Canadian Alliance of College and University Sustainability Professionals (CUSP)

Established in 2008, the Canadian Alliance of College and University Sustainability Professionals (CUSP) serves as a network for higher education sustainability professionals across Canada. The CUSP Steering Committee is an informal, flexible group formed from regional representatives from across Canada.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

AASHE empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff, and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world's future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges.