Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Michelle Cong
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Amanda Whittingham
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Operations and Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Design & Planning

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

"Greener, more sustainable communities. Communities that work in harmony with the environment to create lasting and useful public spaces. If you see a future designing and planning enduring, vibrant landscapes that combine form and function, check out Fanshawe’s Honours Bachelor of Environmental Design and Planning program.

Modern spaces need to be designed by skilled and modern thinkers. This one-of-a-kind program combines the theory, knowledge and techniques of landscape architecture, urban design and physical planning with training in geographic information systems, computer-aided design, visualization and presentation technologies. You’ll use industry-standard digital technologies and cutting-edge design and communication methods used in the real world of architectural and landscape design.

You'll also work on case studies and community-based projects with sustainability in mind. As well, you’ll participate in three co-operative work placements, putting your skills to the test with real projects. In the final year of the program, you’ll solve a real, site-specific environmental design problem to showcase all of your newly developed skills.

Once graduated, you’ll be able to enter the private sector with planning and GIS consultants, landscape architects and developers, or in the public sector with municipalities, conservation authorities and provincial ministries. The degree also prepares you for continued study at the graduate level. Whatever your decision, you’ll be trained to leave an enduring mark on the world around you."


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Renewable Energies Technician

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

"You’ll begin by building foundational knowledge in the electrical, electronic and mechanical disciplines and how they function in the Renewable Energies sector. As well, you’ll study the design and installation techniques required to work with various Renewable Energy solutions such as Solar Energy, Wind Turbines, Biomass Energy and Geothermal Energy Systems. You’ll also examine the best industry practices of health, safety and environmental conservation along with complete safety training for working at heights and confined spaces. Plus, you’ll be introduced to the general concepts associated with global climate change and the practicalities associated with sustainable energy including conservation techniques.

When you graduate, you’ll have an in-depth working knowledge of current practice in the installation, commissioning and routine maintenance and repair of Photovoltaic and Wind Turbine generating systems enabling them to function effectively in the utility scale Wind Turbine and Solar Photovoltaic industries."


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Adventure Expeditions and Interpretive Leadership

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

"The Adventure Expeditions and Interpretive Leadership program will prepare you to share your love of nature and adventure full-time with careers in Natural History and Adventure Program Development and Environmental Research and Attraction Development. You’ll manage authentic learning experiences that respect local ecological principles in their natural surroundings.

To prepare you for the dynamic and complex eco-tourism industry, you’ll study marketing, and business strategies, along with ecological and science-based courses in flora and fauna, geology, adventure guiding, environmental interpretation and education, management of national and heritage of natural areas, and wilderness first aid. You’ll graduate with a holistic view of the natural world, with knowledge of the conservation, tourism, and business sides of the eco-tourism industry.

When finished the program, you’ll have the skills to develop and manage resorts, trails, and interpretive projects. You’ll be able to design, deliver, and evaluate programs that will affect people deeply, and serve your passions for the earth in all of its wonder and beauty."


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Environmental Technology

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

"Over three years and 12 to 16 months of paid co-op placement, you will study and gain experience in a program that provides foundational knowledge of air, water and waste management issues. The curriculum includes bacteriology, analytical chemistry, air pollution meteorology, water quality management, industrial hygiene and hydrogeology. This program emphasizes measurement and analysis techniques as well as legislation for air, water and waste.

The theoretical knowledge and hands-on application using state-of-the-art instrumentation, combined with real work experience, will give you a competitive edge upon graduation.

Rewarding careers as Environmental Technologists await in municipal, provincial and federal government regulatory agencies, wastewater treatment facilities, petrochemical industries, environmental consultants, pollution measurement control, equipment manufacturers, technical sales and public/private research enterprises."


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