Start a Project

Ready to start a CLL project? Follow the steps below.

Get Started

Follow the steps below to start your CLL project.

Have Ideas? Need Data? Get Started

Complete Getting Started Form.

Getting Started Form Reviewed

The Office of Sustainability vets the project.

Project Underway

Complete the project.

Project Wrap-Up

Assess learning, share knowledge and provide feedback.

The Campus as a Learning Lab (CLL) program offers a broad range of supports for students, staff and faculty members.

  • For students, CLL can supplement both volunteer and course projects with real-world data and experiences.
  • For staff, CLL can support through student projects to add capacity and achieve operational priorities.
  • For faculty, CLL can supplement course curricula using real-world campus data and contexts.

Annual timelines

Project ideas submitted through the Getting Started form will be reviewed up to these dates. Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to submit project ideas before these dates so that there is enough time for adequate support.

Aug 1

Faculty and staff submissions for Fall term project ideas.


Oct 15

Student submissions for Fall term project ideas.


Nov 1

Faculty and staff submissions for Winter term project ideas.


Feb 15

Student submissions for Fall term project ideas.


Mar 1

Faculty and staff submissions for Fall term project ideas.

The experiential learning on campus project exposed me to a real-world scenario and required me to learn new skills while applying knowledge from my other classes. Our team collaborated with various stakeholders impacted by the project and allowed me to create solutions to industrial problems while learning about the importance of teamwork.

Tanvir Alam

CLL student participant, ENEE 503

Participating with the students in a CLL setting does not only benefit the students; it also benefits the organization taking part in their project. You are getting a critical review of your operation done by students who are taking their project and final report extremely seriously. I found it to be of great benefit.

Derek Kogstad

Manager Distribution Services/Supply Chain Management, UCalgary

The CLL team crafted a presentation on UCalgary's sustainability reporting and facilitated an experiential exercise that allowed students to dive into past CSR reports and decide how to improve them. It was a win-win for the students, and the CLL team was able to learn about what students thought about how to improve future CSR reports. Win-win!

Houston Peschl

Instructor, Haskayne School of Business