Congratulations on receiving your offer of admission to SFU’s Faculty of Environment! We share some information about the next steps below.

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

Join us for welcome events

Geocaching SPROUT Event

SPROUT is a key event for new students to get to know eachother and SFU's Burnaby campus. This year we are putting on our Geographer hats to go Geocaching on campus!

Date & Time

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Pizza Social

Drop by for a slice of free pizza and an opportunity to mingle with other new Faculty of Environment students as well as our EnvironMentors and Student Leaders. Ask questions, and get tips from our upper-year students on how to be successful at University. Find out about favorite classes, best study spots and more. Stay for as little or as long as you have time for!

Date & Time

Thursday, September 14, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT

TASC2 East Lounge (Outside TASC2 7800 – Search room number in SFU Snap Room Finder)

Please register to help with catering.


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 

Do you have concerns about pursuing a career in Environment? According to Eco Canada, while Canada's employed labour force shrunk in 2020, the environmental sector added 35,000 net new jobs (5% growth). An additional 74,000 net environmental job openings will be created between 2020-2025—resulting in an 11% growth from 2020 employment levels.



Read about alumni

Tesicca Truong

FENV alumnus, Tesicca ran for election as the NDP candidate in the 2020 provincial election. Graduating in 2018 with a BSc, Environmental Science Honours and as the Dean’s Medal recipient, Tesicca fearlessly pursued her studies demonstrating a passion for sustainability, climate and community.


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. 


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. 

Questions? Send Chloe an email.

How can I gain experience?


Do a Co-op Work Term

The Environment Co-operative Education Program integrates work experience with academic studies. It is an optional program that allows students to alternate between study semesters and paid, resume-boosting work semesters. Co-op students graduate with a year of experience and an advantage over their competition. In some cases the internships even lead to post degree employment.

Study Abroad

Exchanges are a way to live abroad and immerse yourself in the host culture, while internationalizing your degree and resume. Gain credit towards your SFU degree by studying abroad at one of SFU's 130+ exchange partner institutions.


Attend a Field School

Connect with professors, industry professionals, SFU students, and peers in your field of study around the globe. Develop connections for future travel or study abroad. 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.

Read about Co-op experiences


Brennan Strandberg-Salmon

From writing op-eds to developing a Climate Change Guide for industry associations, Brennan Strandberg-Salmon is igniting interdisciplinary collaboration for climate solutions.

"We all need to implement these solutions, not just environment students.”


Savanna Yan

In a co-op internship with BC Rapid Transit, Savanna easily applied her learning to her team's data collection methodologies and quickly gained confidence in her capabilities. She was later assigned co-lead for a smaller project where she gained invaluable leadership experience.

Read more... 

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

Rory Doucette

After transfering from KPU to SFU, Rory got involved by gaining career experience as a research assistant documenting archaeological remains to volunteering at the SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Rory also joined the Archaeology Student Society and as the current president they help plan events and engage students. 


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.


Bradley Sarandi

Bradley was the 2020 Warren Gill Memorial Award recipient. Named in memory of a former faculty colleague, the Warren Gill Memorial Award is given every year to a third year student in Human Geography who displays outstanding leadership and/or service to the community.


Ana Mendez

Ana Mendez is passionate about the complexity of cities. Using a social and environmental justice lens, she looks at how people connect to space and how cities might design spaces to be more inclusive and just. Her research led the Tyee featuring her perspective as a Mexican immigrant and the notion that “home” does not necessarily connect to a physical building.