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Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Thu, 02/18/2016 - 3:50pm

There are many ways for students to further their understanding and involvement in triple bottom line approaches in the energy industry.

Student Engagement

In addition to its other offerings, the Centre is always seeking to enable students through mentorship and industry connections, as well as through personal development.

Student offerings include:

  • 2 Undergraduate Scholarships awarded at $5,000 each
  • 1 Doctoral Scholarship awarded at $10,000
  • Mentor Connections for Students
  • One on one student advising
  • Capstone Projects
  • Speaking engagements

2016-2017 academic year highlights to date:

  • $800 contributed towards CUS C.A.S.E. Competition
  • 1 Student Experience Fund added (see Student Industry Case Studies & Competitions section below)
  • 27 Mentor Connections
  • 6 Capstone Projects for MBA & MSc. SEDV students
  • 3 Speakers enabled for student Forums/Events
  • MSc. SEDV Speaker Series enabled
  • 47 one on one Student Advising Meetings

2015-2016 academic year highlights:

  • 4 Speakers enabled for student Forums/Events
  • Speaker at CUS Business Day
  • Moderator for panel at MSc.SEDV Forum
  • 39 one on one Student Advising Meetings


If you are a continuing undergrad entering your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year in the Haskayne School of Business pursuing the BComm degree, the Schulich School of Engineering, or the Faculty of Science majoring in Geology or Geophysics, then a sustainability award scholarship may be for you.

More information on the Enbridge Corporate Sustainability Undergraduate Scholarship can be found here.

2016-17 Student Industry Case Studies & Competitions

The Centre enables a number of workshops and industry case studies throughout the academic year for Haskayne Undergrads, MBAs, and MSc. SEDV students. Students interested in attending future events are encouraged to contact the Commerce Undergraduate Society (CUS), Haskayne MBA Society, or their MSc. SEDV student leaders.

Completed Events

2016 C.A.S.E. Competition, November 26-27, 2016

2016 C.A.S.E. Compeition Winning Team

The Corporate Action in Sustainable Ethics (C.A.S.E) Competition was organized through the Commerce Undergraduate Society (CUS) and sponsored by ConocoPhillips, Enbridge, CFA Society Calgary, Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership (CCAL), and the Centre for Corporate Sustainability (CCS). This was a weekend event that aimed to challenge the way students think about ethics and sustainability as well as provide them with examples of how they impact each aspect of an organization. 40 undergraduate students participated and a $1,000 prize was awarded to the winning team. 

For full event details click here

Suncor Workshop, November 10, 2016

Suncor hosted 22 MBA students in its downtown office for a 4 hour session on integrating sustainability into project review.  This included using complicated risk matrices, similar to what Suncor would actually use with its internal management team. 

Shell Workshop, March 24, 2017

Shell hosted 16 MSc. SEDV students in one of its downtown offices for a 2.5 hour session on Shell's Onshore Operating Principles. 

For full event details, click here

Newtonian Shift Game, April 13, 2017

Energy Futures Lab: The Newtonian Shift is a facilitated role-playing simulation that allows players to experience decades of energy transition in one day. Participants explore future energy shifts while representing a diverse set of viewpoints: energy producers, private customers, large energy consumers, First Nations, suppliers, grid operators, investors, and government.

Through dynamic and fast-paced experiential learning, participants are immersed in the country of Newtonia, which finds itself in the middle of an energy transition – energy must be supplied, energy assets developed and grids upgraded. A teaser video can be
viewed at and an event overview can be viewed here

This student experience initiative was made possible through funding provided by Shell Canada Limited. 

For more information about upcoming events, please email the centre at

2015-16 Student Workshops, Circles & Industry Case Studies


Organized through CUS, Workshops were designed to help turn the theoretical into pragmatic. These were hosted in conjunction with an industry partner and typically took place over lunchtime for 1.5 hours. Students were presented with a real problem the hosting company faced and put into groups to provide recommendations and solutions. The industry partner then shared what actually happened with general discussion.

Fall 2015 Workshop
This workshop was in partnership with the National Energy Board (NEB) and was on sustainability and implementation of sustainability.

Winter 2016 Workshop
This workshop was in partnership with Suncor Energy and was on community engagement.


Also organized through CUS, undergrad students who attended Circles received extracurricular credit on their academic transcript. There were three held throughout the 2015-16 academic year, with the Centre hosting one on Sustainability & Energy.

Industry Case Studies

Industry case studies have proven to give students a more balanced understanding of industry. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) hosted students at Govier Hall in their downtown office for a case study workshop on regulation transformation with a focus on activity versus space. This was organized primarily through the MBA student society.


Spring 2017

BSEN 789.6 - Seminar in Business and Environment (The Business of Oil & Gas). LEC 2, TR 17:30-20:15, DTC430

Winter 2017

ENMG 403 - Overview of the Alberta Oil and Gas Industry.  LEC 1, TR 12:30-13:45, SH278

Spring 2016

MGST 559 - Selected Topics in Management (The Business of Oil & Gas) / BSEN 789 - Seminar in Business and the Environment (The Business of Oil & Gas)

2016-2017 Academic calendar:

Free Events

All of our events are free to University of Calgary students, faculty, and staff. The ConocoPhillips IRIS seminar series is hosted on campus in the Haskayne School of Business and the Enbridge Research in Action (ERIA) series is a noon hour event hosted downtown.

Check out our Community Events page for upcoming and past events.

Other Events

SEDV Inaugural Alumni and Student Networking Event - Panel Discussion for "Reclaiming Energy in Canada"

March 24, 2016

The inaugural SEDV Alumni and SEDV Networking Event was organized jointly by the SEDV Society, Alumni office of the Haskayne School of Business, and the Office of the SEDV Program to bring together industry professionals, researchers, faculty, alumni and students. 

The panel comprised Dr. Harrie Vredenburg from the academic sphere, Bob Mitchell from industry, and Michael Benson from the regulatory side. The discussion was moderated by David Milia from the Centre for Corporate Sustainability in the Haskayne School of Business. 

The main question addressed was: What steps can be taken to have the most meaningful impact in fostering sustainability in the energy industry? 

Photos from the event can be viewed here

For more information on the SEDV program, go to

Office of Sustainability

About Office of Sustainability

To achieve pan-university awareness and participation in sustainability stewardship, to build creative, diverse, committed, action oriented teams that achieve innovation and measurable results, to model excellence for interdisciplinary collaboration and propel the University of Calgary forward as a local and global leader in institutional sustainability stewardship.  

That the collaborative and interdisciplinary model of Sustainability Stewardship Working Group has:

  • transformed how students, staff, faculty and community work together, employing multidisciplinary creativity to transcended barriers and achieving outstanding innovation in sustainable institutional operations, research, teaching and service beyond our borders;
  • created a legacy of socially and environmentally literate graduates that have become exceptional transformational leaders in all disciplines; 
  • embedded sustainability in every day business and practice and thereby fulfilled a designed obsolescence of the Office of Sustainability.