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Get Involved

Whether you're a first- or fourth-year student, there are opportunities for you to engage with sustainability during your studies. There are one-time and longer-term volunteer positions available across campus. If you're looking for ways to promote and embed sustainability practices in your daily life, there are resources for that as well!

Stay Informed

We're dedicated to communicating the latest sustainability news, whether it's events or upcoming campaigns happening in the community. The easiest way to get involved with sustainability is to stay informed: 

Join a Club or Council

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Beyond the Sustainability Office's events and campaigns, student organizations are another great way to get engaged on-campus with sustainability initiatives. The student-run sustainability clubs, councils and associations are always looking for new members to join. From taking part in advocacy work to clean-ups, you'll find a club that suits your interests in sustainability. If you want to get involved, connect with one of the student clubs or councils below!

Be an Innovator

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Since 2015, the Sustainability Office has dedicated up to $30,000 annually to help grow sustainability ideas that benefit the Laurier community (including you) through the Sustainable Hawk Fund (SHF). We want to leverage Laurier’s entrepreneurial and community spirit by engaging students, faculty and staff to integrate sustainability practices into all aspects of student life at Laurier.

Become a Leader

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WWF Living Planet Leaders are helping to build a more sustainable Canada. The Living Planet Leader designation recognizes the skills and experiences you amass while studying at university that demonstrate your understanding and commitment to sustainability. You can customize the requirements you need as long as you complete actions in volunteering, personal sustainability, academics and leadership or teamwork. If you're already engaged in campus sustainability, the WWF Living Planet Leader certificate would be a great way to showcase your work! Count yourself in and help deepen the practice of sustainability on your campus.

Become a Team Member

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Throughout the year, the Sustainability Office usually hires 6-10 students to support various programs and projects on our campuses. Sometimes the Office partners with other departments to co-host and support a student role. In the past, our office has hired students to fulfill the following job positions:

  • Sustainability Office Assistant
  • Sustainability Projects Assistant
  • Urban Agriculture Student
  • Sustainability Advsior (Brantford)
  • Sustainability Advisor (Waterloo)

The departments we've partnered with to support student sustainability roles include:

  • Department of Residence
  • Grounds
  • Laurier International
  • C3 Innovation Labs

Check back to this page to find out when we have new job opportunities for you!