Mar. 03, 2021

SMU Academic Initiative Fund for Sustainability - 2021 Call for Proposals


Article by Saint Mary's University


Apply by April 15, 2021 via email to environment@smu.ca

  • This Fund supports the Saint Mary’s University community in undertaking academic-oriented activities that produce a long-term positive impact on sustainability practices and opportunities at the university.
  • Proposals must involve at least two of (i) faculty, (ii) staff and (iii) students.
  • Proposals for 2021 may be for on‐campus sustainability activities, but are more likely to be virtual, e.g., involving new online outreach activities, new sustainability curriculum or educational resources, innovative knowledge products in fields or on topics not currently covered at the university, or other areas that advance sustainability in the academic activities of Saint Mary’s.
  • Complete guidelines for applications are available at www.smu.ca/academics/academic-initiative-fund-for-sustainability.html or by emailing environment@smu.ca.

A SAMPLE OF PAST PROJECTS:

Curriculum Development and Research Cluster on Environmental Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ahmed Khan, Ryan Gibson, Eric Crowell and team

Indigenous Medicinal Plants Project
Indigenous Student Advising Centre and SMU Counselling Centre

Sustainable Development through Aquaponics Research
Matthew Glynn, Iain Thompson, Jeremy Lundholm, Laura Weir, and Jared Perry

Pollinator Garden in the Oaks
Hughstin Grimshaw-Surette, Jeremy Lundholm, Emily Walker, Katie Porter