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McGill Office of Sustainability

Office of Sustainability

About the McGill Office of Sustainability

Established in 2010, the McGill Office of Sustainability embeds climate action and sustainability into all of the University’s activities. It engages, supports, and connects students, staff, and faculty by providing strategic guidance and resources to foster a sustainable community. 

The Office of Sustainability stewards the Sustainability Projects Fund, oversees the implementation of the McGill University Climate & Sustainability Strategy 2020-2025, and facilitates a variety of sustainability engagement programs for students, staff, and faculty members, including:

Office of Sustainability Staff

Francois, a white man in a blue and white checkered shirt, smiles for the cameraFrancois Miller, Executive Director

Francois (he/him) leads McGill on its path to become a leader in sustainability by supporting internal and external partnerships and overseeing the implementation of McGill’s Climate and Sustainability Strategy.

francois.miller [at] mcgill.ca (Email Francois Miller) 

Shona, a white woman with brown hair, smiles as she poses for the cameraShona Watt, Sustainability Manager

Shona (she/her) manages MOOS’ operations and engagement portfolio, including the Sustainability Projects Fund, engagement programs, and communications. She brings McGillians together to catalyze a culture of sustainability.

shona.watt [at] mcgill.ca (Email Shona Watt)

Krista, a white woman with shoulder length brown hair, smiles for the cameraKrista Houser, Sustainability Manager

Krista (she/her) manages the Office of Sustainability’s strategy and governance portfolio, including the University’s Climate & Sustainability Strategy, climate-related initiatives, as well as monitoring and reporting activities.

krista.watt [at] mcgill.ca (Email Krista Houser)

Karen, a white woman with shoulder length grey hair, smiles for the cameraKaren Oberer, Sustainability Officer

Karen (she/her) monitors and reports on McGill's sustainability advancements by working with partners from across the University, directly contributing to McGill's long-term target of attaining a Platinum sustainability rating.

karen.oberer [at] mcgill.ca (Email Karen Oberer) 

Divya, a young woman, smiles for the camera.Divya Sharma, Climate Officer

Divya (she/her) supports McGill on its path to carbon neutrality by 2040 through various climate action projects on campus, including the University’s annual greenhouse gas inventory, produced with Utilities & Energy Management. 

divya.sharma2 [at] mcgill.ca (Email Divya Sharma) 

Lauren, a young white woman with blonde hair, smiles for the cameraLauren MacDonald, Sustainability Officer

Lauren (she/her) oversees the implementation of McGill’s Climate & Sustainability Strategy while coordinating several projects that directly contribute to McGill’s long-term target of becoming zero-waste by 2035. 

lauren.macdonald3 [at] mcgill.ca (Email Lauren MacDonald)

Jessica, a white woman with short blonde hair, smiles for the cameraJessica Latus, Sustainability Officer

Jessica (she/her) strengthens the connections between academic programs and sustainability, including McGill's leadership around the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while integrating sustainability in the curriculum.

jessica.latus [at] mcgill.ca (Email Jessica Latus)

Katya, a young white woman with curly brown hair, smiles for the cameraKatya Teague, Communications Officer

Katya (she/her) oversees the Office of Sustainability’s communications with the objective to increase awareness of and engagement in sustainability on campus through collaboration with campus stakeholders.  

katya.teague [at] mcgill.ca (Email Katya Teague)

Megan, a young white woman with light brown hair, smiles of the camera.Megan Toth, Sustainability Officer

Megan (she/her) administers the Sustainability Projects Fund and manages engagement programs, such as the Sustainable Events Certification, Sustainability Ambassadors Program, and MOOS's workshop series. 

megan.toth [at] mcgill.ca (Email Megan Toth)

Kimberly, a Black woman with shoulder length hair, stands outside in front of trees under an overcast sky.Kimberly John, Sustainability Officer

Kimberly works with students, faculty, and staff to integrate environmentally responsible practices in laboratories at McGill, and to develop a certification program for sustainable laboratories. 

kimberly.john [at] mcgill.ca (Email Kimberly John) 

Peter, a white man with brown hair and a beard, poses in front of trees.Peter Garber, Engagement Coordinator

Peter (he/him) organizes sustainability outreach activities for McGill students, staff, and faculty. He plans events, implements programs, and engages with student groups to promote sustainability initiatives that lead to lasting change.  

peter.garber [at] mcgill.ca (Email Peter Garber)

Barbi smiles for the camera.Barbara (Barbi) Zsigovics, Administrative Assistant 

Barbi performs a variety of administrative and clerical tasks, assisting in the day-to-day office needs of the Office of Sustainability. She provides technical and logistical support, ensuring effective and successful sustainable initiatives. 

sustainability [at] mcgill.ca (Email Barbi Zsigovics)

Maya, a young white woman with blond hair, smiles for the camera.Maya Willard-Stepan, Communications Intern

Maya assists with the Office of Sustainability’s communications via social media, articles, and our listserv. She loves finding new ways to inspire people to take initiative in sustainability. Maya is passionate about scientific communication and outreach, and enjoys hearing from community members on new ways they are changing the sustainability landscape too.

A young woman smiles into the cameraLaurie Chan, Certifications Intern 

Laurie coordinates the Sustainable Events Certification Program. She also oversees the Events Ambassadors Program with the goal of streamlining the event certification process and making sustainable practices accessible to everyone. She believes in each person’s ability to contribute toward sustainability in their own way, and always appreciates working with people who bring their unique perspectives to the movement.

A young woman with a short pixie hair cut looks into the cameraSiddhi Aubeeluck, Multimedia Intern

Siddhi captures different sustainability initiatives on campus and creates videos/animations on relevant topics centered around sustainability at McGill. She ensures the projects and individuals crucial to sustainability on campus are given visibility.  

A young woman standing on a balcony smiles at the camera Rosalie Joly Simard, Waste Education Intern

Rosalie is a student in Urban Studies and Environment. Her work with the Office of Sustainability includes engaging the McGill community around proper waste sorting, conducting waste audits, creating an online waste education module, and developing activities for waste consultant volunteers. Her work contributes to McGill’s long-term target to become zero-waste by 2035.

A young man standing outside looks into the cameraVibhor Saoji, Sustainable Labs Intern

Vibhor is a graduate student in Environmental Engineering who supports the implementation of emerging sustainable lab strategies, such as the Sustainable Labs Certification program and McGill's participation in the International Freezer Challenge.

A young woman smiles into the camera on a tree-lined path as snow flutters around her.Naomi Bebbington-Block, Sustainability in the Curriculum Intern

Naomi (she/her) is a recent Environment and Development graduate. Her work with the Office of Sustainability includes researching and benchmarking best practices in sustainability research and education at other peer universities and supporting the development of a Campus as a Living Lab program at McGill.

A young woman smiles into the cameraAnnette Archaeni, Graphic Design Intern

Annette is a graphic designer who assists the Office of Sustainability's communications team by creating engaging visuals to promote sustainable practices and initiatives happening on campus. Additionally, she supports other members of the MOOS team by turning their ideas into illustrations that help bring their projects to life.

Office of Sustainability Internship Program

The Office of Sustainability was established following student advocacy for institutional support for sustainability initiatives on McGill’s campuses. Since its creation, students have continued to play an integral role, notably through the Office of Sustainability Internship Program.  

Each year, the Office of Sustainability hires a selection of student interns to support the University in its mission to become an institutional model of sustainability for society.

There are currently no internships available.

Follow the Office of Sustainability on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn or subscribe to the Office’s monthly newsletter to stay up to date with upcoming opportunities.

McGill has a bold vision for sustainability. We’ve got big ideas, and we need your help turning them into reality.

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