Embark is a student-led non-profit society based out of Simon Fraser University with over 35,000 undergraduate and graduate student members. We empower students to create sustainable change through grants, training, and engagement.

We work to represent the voice of students at the university. Our commitment over the years has allowed us to acquire a seat on SFU's Senior Sustainability Council, the Sustainable Mobility Advisory Committee, and has enabled us to work with various SFU departments and groups to ensure student sustainability issues are addressed. 

If you'd like to volunteer and join the Embark team, visit our Opportunities page.

If you are not an SFU student but would like to support our work, consider becoming an Associate Member. As an Associate Member, you will be a part of our growing network of sustainability leaders. Join our events, campaigns, and get access to funding and professional development opportunities. Become a member today.

  • Upcoming events

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    CityStudio in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Project Showcase


    Join us in celebrating innovative student projects at our first ever Project Showcase! As recipients of the Social Innovation Seed Fund, the projects aim to create positive social, economic, or environmental transformation at SFU and beyond. 

    Looking to kick-start your own venture or simply curious about what projects have been funded? The Showcase will provide space for current and future student change makers to connect and learn from one another through fireside chat style interviews and small group discussions. The event will be co-hosted by our Sustainability Peer Educators, a team of students learning about project development and changemaking at SFU. Light appetizers & refreshments will be provided!

    RSVP required! Open to all SFU students. Register here to secure your spot!

    This event is a collaboration between Embark and the SFU Sustainability Office. 

    The SI Seed Fund is a partnership with RADIUS SFU, a social innovation lab and venture incubator based out of the Beedie School of Business.

    Monday, April 03, 2017 at 04:00 PM
    Halpern 126 in Burnaby, BC, Canada



    What is a tank farm? Did you know that the tank farm at the base of Burnaby mountain may be expanded to include an additional 13 tanks?

    Explore the safe and health implications of this tank farm expansion proposal with fellow SFU students, staff, faculty, administration, and community members at our first-ever TankTalks event. TankTalks, a dialogue-based town hall, is being collaboratively hosted by Embark Sustainability, Simon Fraser Public Interest Group (SFPIRG), SFU 350, Graduate Student Society, Force of Nature, World Literature Student Union, SFU Faculty Association, and BROKE.

    Balancing community story-telling with practical, technical details, TankTalks attendees will have the opportunity to engage with:

    • Personal stories of community members actively working on the tank farm expansion issue and how they feel both enabled and disempowered to act;

    • A panel discussion with faculty, First Nations, student, and administration representatives, who will share their technical expertise on various aspects of the tank farm expansion, including fire safety, the hazards of dilbit, and campus safety procedures; and

    • Small group dialogue sessions with the panelists.

    Please RSVP here!

    Thank you to the SFU Faculty Association, SFPIRG, and Simon Fraser Student Society for generously sponsoring this event. 

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