The Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI) is a Type A Centre within the College of Education.

Established in 2012, SERI is a collaborative, innovative, and internationally-linked institute that houses faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, staff, and other partners conducting research on environment and sustainability in relation to education.


The Institute’s goals are:

  • To further research and action on land, place, environment, and sustainability in relation to educational research, policy, and practice
  • To further environmental and sustainability education via regional, national, and international partnerships and innovative and collaborative research
  • To attract strong collaborators and provide a collaborative and leadership hub for organizational partners, graduate students, and faculty with shared research interests
  • To develop the Institute and sustainability education research as a core component of research activities in the College of Education and contribute to building its developing research culture
  • To contribute to the University of Saskatchewan’s Signature Areas, including “Energy and Mineral Resources: Technology and Public Policy for a Sustainable Environment” and “Aboriginal Peoples: Engagement and Scholarship,” as well as the University’s Commitment to sustainability through innovations in governance, research, education, operations, and community engagement


SERI acts as the Network Management Office for its flagship project, the Sustainability and Education Policy Network, which is funded by a 3 million dollar SSHRC Partnership Grant (2012-2018). 

The Digital Media Project: Youth Making Place, a SSHRC Standard Grant (2011-2015), is also housed at SERI. 

SERI will continue to act as a hub for research on sustainability education as its program of research expands.