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Want to know more about being a student in SFU's Faculty of Environment? Chris can answer all of your questions about our programs, your offer, student life, and more!

Join us for FENV Virtual Preview Day

FENV Preview Day is a virtual event that will give you the opportunity to experience what it means to be part of the Faculty of Environment community. Professors will give brief lecture previews of first-year classes and our student panel will share fun stories about student life at SFU. 


Wednesday, May 15
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT


Where can my degree take me?


Listen to the Green Collar Podcast

Our Green Collar Podcast hosts career conversations with Environment alumni and professionals as we explore their career journeys. Pick up tips on how to navigate the path to your career. 

Not sure where your degree can take you? Tune into the Green Collar Podcast to gain some inspiriation and insight. 


Growing Demand for Green Jobs 

Employment opportunities in the "green sector" are on the rise, and are expected to continue this trend going forward. According to RBC's Green Collar Jobs Report, 3.1 million Canadian jobs are expected to be transformed in the transition to a net zero economy. In addition, Eco Canada is projecting a 44% increase in environmental jobs from 2020 to 2030.

Read about alumni

Brennan Strandberg-Salmon

New resource and environmental management alumnus Brennan Strandberg-Salmon has been intrepidly standing up to advocate for the environment for almost a decade. While at SFU he completed a co-op placement with the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation’s (BCCIC) youth-led climate change branch as a policy analyst, and volunteered for various on-campus clubs and initiatives. Now, Brennan works on Environment and Climate Change Canada's Policy Priorities team, helping the department execute its environmental priorities. 

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Mirtha Gamiz

Mirtha allowed her curiosities bloom into passions. Her co-op placements dealing with sustainable transportation, along with a unique capstone project, led her to her current job with translink. As a Planner in New Mobility, she helps research and plan the future of how our region moves. 

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How do I get involved?


Connect with Your Department Student Union (DSU)

Every program in the Faculty has its own student union or association. Your DSU is here to advocate for students' best interests, liase between faculties and departments, and provide a social network to meet your peers through interactive events and initiatives!


Be Matched with an EnvironMentor

Through the EnvironMentor program, you can get to know an upper-year student in the Faculty of Environment who will share their insights on how to succed in your first year at SFU.

Keep an eye on your email! Your mentor will be in touch later this spring. 

Questions? Send Narges an email.

How can I gain experience?


Do a Co-op Work Term

The Environment Co-operative Education Program is an optional program that integrates paid, relevant work experience with academic studies. Co-op students graduate with a year of experience and a competitive resume and in some cases, full-time employment post-graduation with their previous co-op employer.

Study Abroad

Live abroad and immerse yourself in the host culture, while internationalizing your degree and resume and gaining credit towards your SFU degree. SFU has 130+ exchange partner institutions to explore.


Attend a Field School

Connect with professors, industry professionals, SFU students and peers in your field of study around the globe. A Field School can be described as an extended field trip, or an off-campus delivery of SFU courses for a group of 10 - 20 students. 

Become a research assistant

Interested in contributing to cutting-edge resesearch while earning your degree? There are lots of paid opportunities to get involved through faculty members' labs.

Read about Co-op experiences



Jijie Xu envisioned a career where he could crunch numbers and discover environmental solutions. He applied what he’s learning in the environmental science program during two co-operative education work terms at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital. He used data and statistical models to test how air quality factors, like smoke from forest fires or cannabis, can impact lung function.

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Caitlyn Mackie

On placement with Teck Resources Ltd., at Cardinal River Mine, Caitlyn Mackie acted as an environmental field technician: soil sampling, water sampling, wildlife monitoring etc. ensuring all environmental aspects were "in compliance" according to provincial regulations.

"I love working outdoors so this has really been the dream position for me."

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How can I gain an edge?

Get more mileage from your electives by taking courses that go towards a minor and/or certificate while broadening your knowledge and setting yourself apart. 

Meet our students

Emma Chong

Emma Chong, a fourth-year archaeology major is an active member of the Student Leadership Team and the Archaeology Student Society. She’s also completed a co-op at the Port Moody Station Museum, assisting with diversifying the museum to include more perspectives and improving accessibility. She also attended a five-week field school on the island of Curaçao and is a recipient of a 2022 Changemaker of the Year Award.

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Intan Kardal

Intan Kardal’s interest in the environment and its complex relationship with people, policies, and the economy made the Environmental Science program a good fit for her. Currently she is a fish culturist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the Chilliwack River Salmon Hatchery.

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Akmal Aslam

Undergraduate student in SFU’s global environmental systems program, Akmal Aslam, is using geographic information systems (GIS) to learn more about flood risks in B.C.’s Fraser Valley.

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Emma Kingsland

Emma started out at SFU studying education, but joined the resource and environmental management program after finding a passion for conservation and environmental work.

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