Our Aims

Climate change, water governance, energy, and the futures of communities are among the most critical issues facing human society in the 21st century. To address the ways in which these urgent issues intersect and the implications for society, the University of Alberta Intersections of Sustainability interdisciplinary research network brings together scholars and experts in environmental law, civil and environmental engineering, planning, environmental science, public health, the humanities and education.

Funded by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study, our aim is to bring a whole-system approach to critical, futures-oreinted research in partnership with government agencies, academic partners, civic organizations, policy makers, industry actors and non-government organizations.

As we collectively navigate this time of enormous transition towards an as yet unknown future, a critical goal is to facilitate knowledge translation and knowledge sharing with all relevent parties including urban, rural and Indigenous communities, regarding climate change risk, adaptation and mitigation as well as disaster response and resilience planning.

We believe that broad regional, national and global collaborations are vital to ensuring the best possible research questions, solutions and outcomes at this critical moment in time.

Inquiries and expressions of interest are invited from community organizations, scholars, NGOs and government agencies.

Contact us at intsus@ualberta.ca 


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Email: intsus@ualberta.ca

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB,

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