Students in the Master's of Environmental Sustainability (MES) program come from a variety of different backgrounds. Some have a bachelor degree in the natural sciences, in the social sciences, in arts, engineering or law, while others have decided to enter the program after having spent a number of years working in the private and / or public sectors. We love and encourage this diversity as it adds to the interdisciplinary nature of the program!
Product durability is a key aspect of achieving a circular economy. Lengthening a product’s useful life decreases overall resource use, waste, and can save consumers money by minimizing the rate of product replacement.
Rewarding nature conservation on private land provides policymakers with a golden opportunity to enhance nature’s services for the public benefit while ensuring viable livelihoods for private landowners.
While there is a lot of attention being paid in Canada to clean technologies and financing, there is a lack of emphasis being placed on equity and social justice implications of the transition to a cleaner economy.
On April 4, 2018, The Institute of the Environment and the School International Development and Global Studies co-hosted the lecture “Sustainable Development Goals and Universities: what role do Universities play in the implementation of SDGs?”
This past summer was the most inspiring and educational period of my life to date, and I owe it to my choice of doing my MES CO-OP work term with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat in Bonn, Germany.