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Why Environmental Sustainability at uOttawa

We are the largest bilingual university in the world, a place where students can study in French or English, or both. Located within a few blocks of Parliament Hill, we offer ready access to policy makers and key national institutions.

Why choose uOttawa

  • uOttawa is one of the top 10 research intensive universities in Canada.
  • Breakthroughs in science, social sciences, health sciences and the humanities attract global attention and ensure that there are dynamic events and interdisciplinary conferences available on campus.
  • Ranked 25th most sustainable university in the world according to the UI Green Metric World University Ranking (Jan 2016)
  • The University also shows its commitment to environmental sustainability through the Ecojustice environmental law clinic, the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, and the Office of Campus Sustainability.
  • The University offers a range of workshops to enhance students’ skills and employability, dozens of clubs and artistic/cultural opportunities, and a first-class sports complex.
  • Faculty and students in Ottawa have easy access to a beautiful natural environment which includes the Rideau waterways, Gatineau Park and an extensive greenbelt, as well as a growing urban core, offering a range of dynamic sustainability challenges to examine.

Why do a Master's in environmental sustainability

  1. Learn from and work with some of the best professors and environmental experts in Canada.
  2. Engage with fellow students from a range of backgrounds, all of whom are committed to an interdisciplinary approach.
  3. Build your interdisciplinary knowledge of the most pressing environmental sustainability issues and opportunities.
  4. Enhance your critical thinking skills and decision-making capacity and broaden your experience in solving environmental sustainability problems.
  5. Create a professional network of experts in law, science, economics and policy to jumpstart your career.
  6. Be part of a graduate level program that is challenging students to think differently about environmental issues and to create tangible solutions.

Contact Us

Institute of the Environment

University of Ottawa
120 University (6005)
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

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