The UBC Centre for Sport and Sustainability is excited to announce that the Centre has partnered with the UBC Sustainability Ambassadors program. The Sustainability Ambassadors program is an initiative supported by the UBC Sustainability Initiatives’s (USI) Teaching, Learning & Student Engagement (TLSE) Office that is designed to provide students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level with an opportunity to learn more about sustainability, develop valuable leadership and other professional development skills, and explore how sustainability principles and practices can be used to effect positive and lasting change, both on campus and in their community more broadly.
Beginning this year, students who apply to become Sustainability Ambassadors may choose to indicate in their application that they are interested in exploring issues related to sport and sustainability. Successful candidates will commit to an 8 month term (September 2019-April 2020) as Sport and Sustainability Ambassadors. The Sustainability Ambassadors program is a sustainability education outreach activity supported by the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) Teaching, Learning, & Research Office. Volunteer Ambassadors work with a Sustainability Student Engagement Manager as part of a team to deliver sustainability programming to fellow students on UBC’s Vancouver campus. They also network with student groups on campus to promote sustainability education. Sport and Sustainability Ambassadors will also be mentored by a faculty/staff member working on behalf of the CSS. Importantly, students accepted into the program are encouraged to explore and engage with topics and issues that are of particular interest to them. Sport and Sustainability Ambassadors might, for instance, focus on developing a sport-specific project or might work in other capacities to address the roles of sport in broader sustainability initiatives. For more information about the Sustainability Ambassadors program, including deadlines for application and testimonials from previous participations, visit: https://sustain.ubc.ca/ambassadors.