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About Us

Sustainable SURP (School of Urban and Regional Planning) is a Ryerson Students’ Union affiliate group, and is composed of students dedicated to building social, economic and environmental sustainability at Ryerson University. We aim to foster education and awareness of sustainability and promote sustainable practices and operations both within SURP and the university at large.

As a group, we collaborate with SURP faculty and administration to advocate for sustainability-focused curricula and governance models, develop extracurricular programs and outreach initiatives that will extend awareness of sustainability beyond the classroom, and implement and track the school’s operational sustainability.

The organization and vision of the group has been heavily influenced by internationally recognized programs for tracking and assessing sustainability. In keeping with these standards, Sustainable SURP will thrive for a triple bottom line approach to sustainability, where the ecological, financial and social aspects are taken into consideration.