As the world grapples with climate change and other growing environmental problems, the global economy is transforming. Before long, the strongest economies will be those that have been rebuilt to: run on clean energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, provide vibrant and healthy communities for people to live in, and preserve nature. We must therefore move beyond outdated ideas that present a false choice between a healthy environment or a strong economy, and instead generate new ideas, informed by innovative research, on how to strengthen our economy while improving environmental outcomes, and ensuring conservation. These ideas will lead to greener growth that benefits all parts of the economy – from resources to clean technology – and creates the next generation of good jobs
Lancée en 2014, la maîtrise en durabilité de l’environnement (MDE) est toujours considérée comme un programme relativement « nouveau » par rapport aux autres programmes de l’Université. Trois ans après sa création, nous sommes maintenant en mesure de faire un suivi auprès de nos diplômés pour en apprendre davantage sur les types d’emplois qu’ils réussissent à obtenir.
Selon nous, notre programme permet aux étudiants d’acquérir les compétences, les connaissances et les attitudes requises pour réussir sur le marché du travail, mais ne nous croyez pas sur parole. Découvrez ce que nos diplômés ont à dire à ce sujet!
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).
Le 6 novembre2017, dans le cadre des Débats du chancelier, quatre leaders d’opinion ont eu une conversation animée avec le chancelier Calin Rovinescu sur le thème «Les changements climatiques à l’ère Trump: comment le Canada devrait-il réagir?» Des centaines de personnes, étudiantes et étudiants, membres du personnel enseignant ou représentants du grand public, ont assisté au débat ou l’ont suivi en ligne. Voici quelques extraits de cette discussion stimulante.
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!