Sustainability Peer Educator
The Sustainability Peer Education Program is a student sustainability leadership accelerator program co-run by Embark and the SFU Sustainability Office. The eight-month program equips students with the tools, resources, and opportunities to make SFU a more sustainable community.
You can expect to:
- develop a deeper awareness of the context in which sustainability initiatives can grow, through a series of weekly workshops (such as sessions on anti-oppression, addressing food waste, social justice movements, and communicating sustainability), and
- start or contribute to an initiative that creates sustainable change at SFU and beyond.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in personal and professional development workshops through which you will acquire sustainability leadership skills such as building partnerships and managing a project or campaign that addresses the needs of a community.
This program is a part of Peer Education, a collaboration with Student Engagement & Retention at SFU. Embedded within your role will be a focus on your personal development, including goal-setting and connecting with an experienced Peer Educator, your Peer Coach.
Read student testimonials
"I learned so much about my field. The meaning of ‘sustainability’ is very different from what I had going into this program."- Priscilla, Sustainability Peer Educator 2017 - 2018
"The biggest takeaway from my experience as a Peer Educator is that being an advocate for the environment also involves being an advocate for other issues. Such as decolonization, global inequality, and waste. I also learned that there are so many ways to get involved with environmental issues. There are ways to bring forward issues in media, many non-profits, and protesting on the front lines. The knowledge I have gained, and learning of ways to help, inspire me to take initiative." Angela, Sustainability Peer Educator 2017 - 2018
"I have learned so much in the weekly workshops. Each workshop I learned new things about current issues or about myself. [...] My biggest takeaway would have to be the importance of decolonization and reconciliation and learning about it." Nikki, Sustainability Peer Educator 2017 - 2018
Embark is an independent, student-led not-for-profit based out of SFU. Our mission is to engage our 35,000+ undergraduate and graduate student members in change-making and to inspire their sustainability leadership through our grant, advocacy, and student-designed programming.
We focus on three pathways (Climate Action, Food Systems Change, and Social Sustainability) leading to students’ ability to actively cultivate sustainable communities both on and off campus.
Location: 2623 West Mall Complex
The Sustainability Office supports the university to develop and implement sustainability plans and policies; leads campus-wide signature sustainability projects towards SFU’s sustainability goals; and provides best practice services to scale student, faculty and staff sustainability initiatives across the institution.
Location: Strand Hall Annex, 630
For position details and how to register:
- Go to myinvolvement.sfu.ca and click on "Student"
- Log in with your computing ID and password
- From the left hand menu, click on "Opportunities"
- Click on "Getting Involved"
- Enter the Job ID in the "Search by Opportunity ID" search field
i Note: This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official University document that tracks students’ co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record.
Hiring Period: February - March
Job ID: 4510
Start date: September 4, 2018
Application deadline: June 18, 2018