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, March 23, 2017 at 12:30 PM
    Blusson Hall, SFU Burnaby in Burnaby, BC, Canada

    Food Rescue distribution


    Food Rescue is a food recovery program. We collect healthy fruits and vegetables that are deemed as surplus and un-salable according to food industry standards and redistribute it to the university community. Food is collected from Nesters Market and redistributed at SFU Burnaby on a weekly basis. 

    How it works

    Drop by our Food Rescue distribution location at the posted date and time, and take home some produce! We accept donations of $4 for our tote bags.

    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.

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