Alternative student break

Help us become a zero-waste campus! The Alternative Student Break program allows you to:

  • Complete 30 hours of volunteering in one week
  • Learn how the waste and recycling system works in Canada
  • Have a say on how waste is managed on campus
  • Meet new people!

Volunteers will develop skills in teamwork, waste auditing, problem-solving, creative thinking, and communications. The 30 volunteer hours will be made available on your Co-Curricular Record.

Here’s a general outline of what you can expect during the week:

Monday 9am - 3pm Introduction to waste workshop
Tuesday 9am - 3pm Training and waste audit
Wednesday 9am - 3pm Waste audit
Thursday 9am - 3pm Report tutorial and start writing
Friday 9am - 3pm Report writing and recommendations


Send an email to to learn more or sign up on the Community Engagement Navigator (Fall 2021 – position #523).

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