Studies find that students who include sustainability into their learning and/or co-curricular experience are ahead of the curve when it comes to seeking employment after graduation.
Welcome to the Sustainable Development (SD) Program
Earn a certificate in Sustainable Development while pursuing your undergraduate or graduate degree at SFU.
Register Now for Spring 2018 SD Courses at the Burnaby Campus
Issues, Concepts and Cases in Development and Sustainability SD 401-4 - Undergraduate SD 801-5 - Graduate learn more →
Register Now for Spring 2018 SD Courses by Distance Education
SD 281-4 - Introduction to Sustainable Community Development and SD 381-4 - Sustainable Community Development Theory and Practice learn more →
Register Now for Spring 2018 REM/SD Courses at Harbour Centre
REM/SD 481-4 - Social Enterprise for Sustainable Community Development REM/SD 483-4 - Leadership in Sustainable Community Development learn more →
International Development & Diplomacy Internship Program
The International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP) offers a limited number of six-month internships to UN Agencies. As one of the UNA-Canada’s prestigious programmes, the IDDIP provides a unique avenue for qualified and motivated Canadian graduates and professionals to participate in the United Nations system. learn more →
The new Sustainable Development Program explores the most pressing issues of our time - how to live in more sustainable ways in Canada and internationally.
Using an interdisciplinary approach, the theory and practice of sustainable development are considered in terms of environmental regeneration and sustainability, social inclusion and equality, and reorientation of economic systems toward increased social and environmental well-being.
Classes are small and involve significant student participation through discussion, activities and projects. Program participants come from across the university, providing a unique opportunity to collaborate across faculties.
Students learn through cases, real-world examples, and projects that respond to organizations and enterprises engaged in social and environmental sustainability.
Our program has two streams:
- Sustainable Community Development
- International Development and Sustainability
Choose from the following credentials:
According to the Environmental Careers Organization (www.eco.ca) one of the fastest-growing fields in Canada is sustainability and both British Columbia and Alberta have the highest proportion of sustainability jobs compared to their share of the Canadian labour force.
High demand with private firms, the Canadian government, and international and Canadian civil society organizations for people who can foster:
- Sustainable Economic Development
- International Development with Sustainability
- Community Development
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Social Enterprises
- Sustainable Cities