Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Resource and Environmental Management

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 3230 reads | 0 comments

Sustainability Opportunities Fair Poster Contest

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

To showcase the research of SFU’s graduate students, SFU Sustainability Network Partners, SFU Volunteer Services and SFU Career Services co-hosted the poster competition at the Sustainability Opportunities Fair on January 30.

By: Melanie Monk 3319 reads | 0 comments

Are You Involved at SFU?

Sustainability Opportunities

It’s proven that getting involved helps you connect with the place you’re in, make new friends, and gain skills that employers are looking for. I love volunteering because of all of those reasons, and it’s those reasons that have helped me get employment when I need it.

By: Kyle Empringham 2679 reads | 0 comments

Taking a Closer Look at Volunteering with Sustainability in Mind

Sustainability Opportunities

With Sustainability Opportunities Week happening, I found myself asking what “sustainability” really means. Typically I associate sustainability with the environment. You know, recycle, reduce, reuse? But as I was looking at volunteer organizations that are considered sustainable, I realized that...

By: Alexandra Lowe 4435 reads | 0 comments

A Day in the Life of an Energy Specialist

energy sector

Bernard Chan is an Energy Specialist with SFU Facilties Services, here he coordinates numerous energy efficiency and conservation projects across campus. Learn about what his typical day consists of.

By: Bernard Chan 4879 reads | 0 comments

BC Hydro Power Smart: What’s the Deal with Green Careers, Anyway?

Sustainability Opportunities

The demand for qualified professionals in British Columbia’s green economy will grow by 2.6 per cent annually, establishing over 200,000 green jobs by 2020. Our goal is to build students’ skills and knowledge regarding energy efficiency & conservation which will ultimately impact their careers. You’ll be surprised how many jobs touch on sustainability that might not have the obvious “S” word in the title or even the job description.

By: Annika Reinhardt 3608 reads | 0 comments

Alumni Profile: Education Opportunities in Environment & Sustainability

Co-operative Education

SFU Faculty of Environment alumni Wes Regan graduated with a BA in Geography and two certificates in Urban Studies and Sustainable Community Development. Since then, he has become a successful contractor/consultant in Community Development and Urban Planning.

By: Leigh McGregor 3601 reads | 0 comments

Launching a Career in Sustainability

Sustainability Opportunities

Just a couple years ago, most people would think of sustainability careers as jobs in tree-planting companies or advocacy groups.  You will now find a wide variety of sustainability related jobs in many new and unexpected industries.

By: SFU Career Services 3343 reads | 0 comments

Sustainable Opportunities in Co-operative Education

Sustainability Opportunities Week

The Faculty of Environment Co-op Program at SFU offers many opportunities for students to work in positions related to sustainability.

By: Paul DeGrace 2536 reads | 0 comments

Welcome to Sustainability Opportunities Week 2013!

Sustainability Opportunities Week

Learn about Sustainability Opportunities Week at SFU, the events you can attend this week, and a new model of thinking that sets this year apart from past events.

By: KC Bell 2752 reads | 0 comments

Finding a Sustainable, Green, Career

Work Search

Going green is a relatively new practice, and many employers are now interested in ensuring that they are doing everything that they can to be sustainable. So what does this mean to you, the student or new graduate? If you would like to look for new and emerging career possibilities in sustainability or the environment, a green career may be for you. So what exactly is a green career? According to ECO Canada (, a green job, or career, is employment that contributes to preserving or restoring the quality of the environment.

By: Mike Wong 4443 reads | 0 comments

Taking a Closer Look at What Sustainability Means


Typically I associate the topic of sustainability with the environment. You know, recycle, reduce, reuse? But as I was looking organizations participating in the recent sustainability fair, I realized that it encompasses more areas that just the environment.

By: Alexandra Lowe, Volunteer Services Assistant 4218 reads | 0 comments