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

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Embark Learning Garden

    Edible Gardening Workshop


    Curious about growing your own food in an urban setting but don’t know where to start? Join Embark at the Learning Garden on SFU’s Burnaby campus for a square foot gardening demonstration and seeding activity. The SFU Tea Club will be in attendance, serving fresh cups of tea using herbs grown from their Learning Garden plot! 

    This free workshop is part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning and open to all community members. Space is limited, so make sure to register here


    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 07:30 AM
    SFU Vancouver - Harbour Centre in Vancouver, Canada

    Bike to Work Week - SFU Vancouver

    Ready to ride your two-wheeler? Embark and SFU Vancouver, are partnering to host a celebration station at the Harbour Centre campus for Bike to Work Week. 

    How it works: Ride your bike to SFU Vancouver on Wednesday, May 31st, and drop by our celebration station (entrance on Hastings Street) between 7:30 and 10 am. If you can't make it, you can still participate by uploading a photo to Twitter, Facebook, or instagram and using the hashtag #BiketoSFU

    What you'll get: Along with some high-fives, you can expect:

    • Free breakfast foods and coffee;
    • A chance to win awesome prizes;
    • And a whole whack of other activities.

    For more information on Bike to Work Week, check out HUB's website.

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