Leadership in Environmental Sustainability

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The Leadership in Environmental Sustainability certificate allows students to earn formal recognition for their knowledge, skills, awareness, and attitudes that contribute to environmental sustainability competency – from projects, to artwork, to architectural design, to relevant course assignments.

  • Earned in tandem with any credential at TRU
  • Formally noted on your TRU transcript
  • Acknowledged at Convocation ceremony
  • Points can be earned at any time throughout your time at TRU

What is it?

Leadership in Environmental Sustainability is a credential that can be earned in tandem with any credit program – undergraduate or graduate – offered by Thompson Rivers University. All students are welcome to participate whether they are on campus or Open learning students.

The credential formally recognizes the environmental competencies – knowledge, skills, awareness and attitudes of an environmental sustainability citizen – acquired by students through their educational experiences.

Students who successfully complete the Leadership in Environmental Sustainability course will have it formally noted on their transcript and it will be acknowledged with a certificate upon completion of their program.

How do I earn it? 

Students can start by earning and compiling points in any year of study from first year or fourth year.

When students are close to the required 12 points and interested in completing the one credit ENSU 1000 course, they will need to be preapproved by the credential coordinator to add it to their course schedule.

Once students are registered into the Leadership in Environmental Sustainability course, they are expected to complete an electronic portfolio of their experiences, a giveback/presentation piece, and a reflective essay to be handed in at the end of that semester.

If students would like to earn the credential but do not meet the point requirements, we encourage students to first spend some time intentionally gaining relevant experience. Refer to the points chart or meet with the credential coordinator (lead@tru.ca) to learn more about how to meet the points requirement.

When can I receive it?

If students are interested in earning this credential, you are encouraged to plan your TRU experience with the objective of gaining leadership in environmental sustainability.

Students can register for the ENSU 1000 course at any time throughout their studies if they meet the points requirements.

Why earn this recognition?

Students university experience should include more than just classes and assignments. There are many opportunities to take part in meaningful environmental experiences on campus and in the community.

Don't graduate with just a degree, diploma or certificate at TRU. We want students to launch their career with a resume full of the relevant learning experiences that employers value today. Leadership in Environmental Sustainability gives students just that – documented evidence of knowledge, skills, awareness and attitudes of a sustainable-minded citizen.

Still have questions?

Email Lolina Koopmans, call 250-371-5996 or visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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