On Tuesday morning, November 21, 2017, the students of the Master’s of Environmental Sustainability hosted the second annual panel about local sustainability, titled “People Centred Sustainability”. The event focused on individual action and their impacts on the environment, and aimed to create a dialogue on environmental issues in the National Capital Region (NCR), as well as give local sustainability professionals a time and place to connect and network...
I graduated with a M.Sc. in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment in the summer of 2015. My graduate studies experience, like many other graduate students at the University of Ottawa was challenging, but very worthwhile...
Since the early 2000s, there has been much talk about the “nuclear renaissance” — the expected revival and expansion of the civilian nuclear energy industry. The idea has largely been kept afloat by industry efforts to promote nuclear energy as a necessary part of global climate change mitigation efforts, as well as the ambitious plans made by certain countries to greatly expand nuclear power (China, notably).
Chancellor Calin Rovinescu engaged four thought leaders in a lively conversation on the theme of “Climate change in the age of Trump: How should Canada respond?” Hundreds of students, faculty, alumni and members of the community attended or tuned in to the Chancellor’s Debate on November 6, 2017. Read these quotes from a stimulating discussion (including our own Stewart Elgie, Director of the Institute of the Environment).
Students in the Master's of Environmental Sustainability (MES) program come from all walks of life. 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 this diversity as it adds to the interdisciplinary nature of the program!
For four years you have worked hard to get those great grades. You kept your options open so you could get into your graduate school of choice. Your hard work has paid off, so don’t forget to apply for funding! If you are interested in applying to our Master’s of Environmental Sustainability program, look into these 3 external awards. It’s unbelievable how many A and A+ students come into our program and haven’t even submitted an application for OGS! Taking the time to apply for funding and completing your master’s program without worrying about a part-time job is well worth the effort. Good luck!
It’s that time of year when students should begin writing scholarship grant applications. Last week, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa hosted an information session on scholarships available to students interested in pursuing graduate studies, and invited the Institute of the Environment to attend. We identified 6 practical tips for writing scholarship grants that we want to share with our prospective students!
Every year, uOttawa’s Institute of the Environment organizes an action-packed Welcome Week that brings together our Master’s of Environmental Sustainability (MES) students, our uOttawa professors, and local environmental professionals.
Did you know that in 2013, Ottawa residents produced 175,000 tonnes of trash? That’s about 198 kg/person!  This waste not only costs the city millions of dollars ($23.4 million in 2014, to be exact), it’s also filling our landfills and polluting our waterways. Reducing the amount of waste we produce has multiple benefits, including financial savings for the city, fewer landfills, and less plastic in our water and food systems.