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!
Are you an undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa and thinking of applying for our Master's of Environmental Sustainability? We encourage you to take a look at these courses you could take during your undergrad! They can help you further understand environmental problems our society faces today, and arm you with the information you need to drive important conversations and make an impact on our collective future!
In a cartoon that went viral before the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009, a conference presentation lists some of the side benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, from cleaner air to green jobs, as a man in the audience asks: "What if it's a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?"
Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time. Increasing climate education, awareness, and action by Canadians across the country will support Canada's efforts to protect the environment and transition to a cleaner economy.
One of our MES alumna, Paige Evelyn Crowell, who graduated in Spring 2018, participated in the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) that offers Canadian post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work, and to support sustainable international development initiatives. She has written a blog about her experience in Belize where she conducted field work in fisheries management and marine conservation.