Workshops and Trainings

Want to learn more about Sustainability at McGill and how you can get involved? Join our office for a series of workshops and training sessions.

Winter 2021 Workshops

Students who participate in at least 2 workshops through Skills21 can also receive recognition on their Co-Curricular Record. 

Sustainability at McGill 101

January 27, 2021 at 12:30 PM EST

This workshop is an overview of sustainability at McGill.

Participants will learn the definitions of sustainability that are used at McGill in addition to sustainability literacy concepts. The session will present how students can engage with the sustainability movement and resources available on campus.

McGill's Climate & Sustainability Strategy 2020-2025

February 10, 2021 at 12:30 PM EST

In this workshop, participants familiarize themselves with McGill's Climate & Sustainability Strategy.

This session will dive into McGill’s three long-term targets, as well short-term goals set to be achieved in the next five years. Participants will also learn about the consultation process that informed the content of the strategy, as well as key monitoring and implementation tools.

Climate Action at McGill

February 24, 2021 at 12:30 PM EST

This workshop gives an overview of the initiatives that McGill is taking to address climate related issues, including the ways in which greenhouse gas emissions are being recorded and how students can get involved in helping the University achieve its carbon footprint reduction ambition.

Leading Sustainable Projects at McGill

March 10, 2021 at 12:30 PM EST

Do you have an idea for social or environmental change, but aren't sure how exactly to make it happen? Project management skills are the superpowers to turning an idea into reality. In this one hour workshop, participants will learn basic tools to start their own sustainability initiatives.

Sustainable Events Training

February 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST

What are sustainable best practices for event planners at McGill? How can event planners boost engagement at their events and reduce waste at the same time? This workshop will provide staff with the tools to plan sustainable in-person and virtual events at McGill by providing an overview of the McGill Sustainable Events program. This initiative from the Office of Sustainability provides consultations, trainings, and resources to encourage more environmentally, socially, and economically responsible events at McGill. The program focuses on events' environmental health impact (food systems, waste management), inclusivity (diversity of organizers, programming, and participants), and accessibility (reducing barriers). The workshop will also present a tool created specifically for McGill event planners to estimate their event’s travel emissions.

Envisioning Sustainability at McGill

February 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST

“Sustainability” is a buzzword these days, but what does it really mean and how can we concretely work towards it? In this workshop, participants will learn what sustainability encompasses and how to get involved in campus initiatives, both in person and remotely. Through a presentation and discussion questions, participants will explore what initiatives are taking place at McGill, as well as how they can relate these principles to their actions on campus and at home.

Embedding Climate and Sustainability in the Workplace

March 5, 2021 at 10:30 AM EST

In this training, participants will learn about key sustainability concepts and how to incorporate these dimensions into their role. Whether working remotely or in the office, participants can learn how to apply sustainability best practices, behaviour change frameworks, and tools to foster environmental and social change.

Waste: What Goes Where?

April 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST

Have you ever had questions about how waste is managed at McGill? This training will inform participants of how campus waste streams work, how to properly sort materials, and how this may differ from a remote working location. Participants will leave with best practices and a better understanding McGill’s waste reduction strategy.. 


Past Workshops and Trainings

We've previously offered workshops and trainings on:

  • Sustainability at McGill 101
  • Praxis: Training for Change Agents



If you're interested in offering or attending a sustainablity workshop or training session not listed here, please get in touch with our office.

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